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RELIGION #66 : URANTIA Follow teachings from The Urantia Book, published in 1955, transmitted by superhuman beings through an unidentified man and received by two former Seventh-day Adventists and doctors William and Lena Sadler. Explains true nature of the universe and humankind's place in it, the history of Urantia (an ancient name for earth), and the history, message and purpose of Jesus. Aims to unite religion, science and philosophy. #urantia #urantiabook #urantiafoundation #urantia_association_international #urantiapapers #urantian #urantians #fifthepochalrevelation #thoughtadjuster #indwellingpresence #divinespark #revealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #65 : TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION Started in 1958 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, based on Hindu-inspired meditation techniques. Claimed to be an effortless technique (no concentrating, no control of the mind, no mindfulness / monitoring of thoughts and no trying to empty the mind) for "recharging one's mind and body" and creating a brighter, more positive state of mind. Followers meditate twice daily using mantras (specific thoughts which suit one) of single Sanskrit words while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. #transcendentalmeditation #transcendental #tm #guru #yoga #meditation #mantra #mantras #sidhi #yogic #yogicflying #maharishi #maharishieffect #hinduoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #64 : DAMANHUR Founded in 1970s by Oberto Airaudi, a visionary and spiritual leader, with a long-time interest in meditation and paranormal activities. Airaudi dreamed of establishing a model community of artisans and professionals in Northern Italy for the purpose of spiritual, artistic, and social research (an attempt to create an ideal society, a kind of utopia on earth). Central to that dream was designing and building a grand underground temple (would be a place of healing for all people). Named after the Egyptian city of Damanhur (which was the site of a temple dedicated to Horus). Now, the Damanhur Federation is a collection of small communities, has own constitution, council, schools, businesses, own currency (called the credito, which assumes the same value as the euro), and even a daily newspaper. Its "Temples of Mankind" are renowned for their exquisite beauty and craftsmanship. #damanhur #damanhurfederation #undergroundtemple #templesofmankind #eighthwonderoftheworld #credito #spiritualpeople #theways #italian #northernitaly #alpinefoothills #utopia #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #63 : VODOU Also known and spelled variously as Vodun, Vudun, Vodon, Vodoun, Vudu, and Voodoo, is the label ascribed to a group of distinct, but related African spiritualities practiced among tribal groups in the West African countries. Means "spirit" in West African Fon language. Spread to the Caribbean during the African diaspora and gradually merged with Roman Catholicism. Seeks to understand the forces of the universe, to control or at least influence those forces, and to influence other people. #vodou #voodoo #vodun #vodon #vodoun #vudun #vudu #african #africanspirituality #africandiaspora #caribbean #spirit #africandiasporic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #62 : ANTHROPOSOPHY Founded in 1912 by former Theosophist Rudolf Steiner to bring science and logic to spirituality; embracing Christianity and natural science. Means "wisdom of human being", a path of knowledge to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe. Steiner claimed access to Akashic Records, chronicle of everything since the beginning of time, recorded on astral light; and held that the spiritual world can be researched in the right circumstances through direct experience, by person practicing rigorous forms of ethical and cognitive self-discipline. The Anthroposophical Society has its international center at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. #anthroposophy #anthroposophicalsociety #anthroposophical #anthroposophist #anthroposophists #goetheanum #steinercentre #biodynamicfarming #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #61 : YIGUANDAO Once a local religion of Shandong, China with a few thousand followers in the 1930s, but under Zhang Tianran's leadership and with missionary work, grew to become the biggest sect in China in the 1940s with millions of followers. Literally means "Consistent or Unity Way". Rooted in an older sectarian tradition which was active throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. Key teachings include the belief in an imminent apocalypse and the advent of a saviour who would open up a path of salvation in this period. #yiguandao #dao #tao #maitreya #jigong #yuehui #fotang #chinese #chinesefolk #taiwanese #chinesesalvationistreligion #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #60 : RAELIAN MOVEMENT A UFO religion, founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon, a former French auto-racing journalist, now known as Rael. Denies the existence of true supernatural gods and believes that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, the Elohim. The existence of universe is cyclical, with no beginning or end (represented by its symbol, the hexagram is infinite space and the swastika is infinite time) #raelianmovement #rael #raelian #raelians #elohim #elohimembassy #ufo #extraterrestrial #extraterrestrialintelligence #godsfromspace #cloning #uforeligion #ufooriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #59 : HARE KRISHNA / ISKCON International Society for Krishna Consciousness, founded in 1966 by Swami Prabhupada. Based on Vedic scriptures and 16th century Caitanya movement, which developed devotion based on chanting names of Krishna. Guided by gurus, devotees practice Hindu, bhakti yoga for spiritual fulfillment as well as sankirtana, chanting of God's names. #iskcon #harekrishna #harehare #harerama #harekrishnaharerama #guru #yoga #meditation #bhaktiyoga #sankirtana #chanting #krishna #krishnaconsciousness #hinduoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #58 : TRANSCENDENTALISM Philosophical movement that arose as a protest against religious doctrines of mid 19th century New England in attempt to reform philosophy, literature, culture, and religion. Born as a parallel movement to the very ideas introduced by the Unitarians; also influenced by Indian religions. Spirituality stems not from creed or knowledge but from individual intuition. Divinity found in humanity and natural world; God is Universal Soul, All-pervading. Believes in the inherent goodness of people and nature. Marks beginning of distinction between spirituality and religion (not believe in organized religion, but very spiritual) #transcendentalism #transcendental #transcendentalist #transcendentalists #philosophicalmovement #philosophy #philosophical #spiritualbutnotreligious #SBNR #nonrevealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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I joined a cult ⁣ ⁣ ---------------------------------------⁣ #14 - DARK LORD THEO ⁣ ⁣ In this episode I invite the dark presence known as 'Theo' into my life⁣ ⁣ THIS TOWN IS DOOMED on google podcasts, apple podcasts, stitcher, etc. feed links at thistownisdoomed.com⁣ --------------------------------------⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #podcast #podcasts #darklord #cult #occult #artistsoninstagram #digitalart #newreligion #newreligiousmovements #logodesigns #newage #witch #skeptic #atheism #skepticism #fromsoftware #darksouls #ps1 #goth

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RELIGION #57 : RASTAFARI MOVEMENT Originated in Jamaica in 1930s. Posits late emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia as Messiah (foretold by Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey) born to liberate blacks from white suppression. Believes Ethiopia is the holy land to which "downpressed" blacks from around the world will return when Jah finishes testing them, His chosen people. Some of its distinctive features include the phrase "I and I" (attempts to express the oneness of two persons; the implication that God is within all and we are all one people) and dreadlocks (symbolize Rasta's roots and serve as a contrast with the straighter, often blonde hair of whites; they are not to be cut) #rastafarimovement #rastafari #rastafarianism #rasta #rastafarian #rastafarians #reggae #dreadlocks #jamaica #jamaican #ethiopia #ethiopian #africandiasporic #christianoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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We have almost finished placing The Righteous Jardacia onto @wattpad. We thought it would be a great way to get our book out to a new audience. #books #pagan #solaran #triskele #religious #faith #writing #doctrines #buddhism #newreligiousmovements #nrm #art

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RELIGION #56 : THEOSOPHY Movement crystallized in 1875 with founding of Theosophical Society in New York City by Helena Blavatsky, in conjunction with Colonel H. S. Olcott and W. Q. Judge. Derives from the Greek term Theosophia, meaning "divine wisdom". Influenced by Hinduism, Buddhism and Gnosticism; inspired New Age movement. Motto is "There is no religion higher than truth" and claims that all religions have the same goal. Believes that the universe is one interrelated whole, everything is either matter or spirit and through the process of reincarnation, both are evolving closer and closer together, until they become totally united. #theosophy #theosophicalsociety #divinewisdom #divineconsciousness #thereisnoreligionhigherthantruth #thesecretdoctrine #mastersofwisdom #mastersofcompassion #mahatmas #adepts #elderbrothers #theosophist #theosophists #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #55 : OOMOTO One of the largest groups of Japanese New Religious Movement, originated from Shinto, founded in 1892 by Nao Deguchi and Onisaburo Deguchi. Means "Great Source or Great Origin". An inclusive monotheism, believing though many gods or kami may exist but all are essentially the same and come from one source; therefore it doesn’t matter under which name or ritual God is worshipped. The spiritual leaders of the movement have predominantly been women. Declared Esperanto (culturally neutral international language created by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof) to be the language of heaven. #oomoto #japannewreligion #shinto #greatsource #greatorigin #esperanto #japanese #revealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #54 : THE AETHERIUS SOCIETY A UFO religion, founded by George King in the mid-1950s as the result of what King claimed were contacts with extraterrestrial intelligences, whom he referred to as “Cosmic Masters” (One of them is Aetherius, a Cosmic Master from Venus). Combined UFO claims, yoga, and ideas from Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity (includes an extraterrestrial hierarchy of various spiritual masters and such concepts as universal karma and religious healing). The goal is to prevent worldly destruction by improving cooperation between humanity and various Cosmic Masters and by using spiritual energy to improve the spiritual calibre of the world. #theaetheriussociety #aetheriussociety #aetherius #ufo #extraterrestrial #extraterrestrialintelligence #godsfromspace #cosmicmasters #spiritualmaster #ascendedmaster #ascendedmasters #operationprayer #uforeligion #ufooriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #53 : OSHO A self-oriented movement, founded in 1964 by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later changed name to Osho). Combined elements from major religious traditions such as Hinduism, Zen, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity and incorporated ancient Greek philosophy, humanistic psychology, and modern forms of therapy. Developed and popularized unique Dynamic Meditation techniques, which lead individuals to access their "inner powerhouse of consciousness" and know who they really are, gradually eliminating the need for any kind of external authority, ideology, or institution. Sex, "human's most vibrant energy", is another path to enlightenment. #osho #sexbased #sexualfreedom #zorbathebuddha #guru #yoga #meditation #dynamicmeditation #activemeditation #hinduoriented #buddhistoriented #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #52 : ETHICAL CULTURE Inspired by Immanuel Kant, movement established in 1876 by professor Felix Adler to assert that importance of moral behaviour does not have to be justified by the existence of a supreme being. A religion centered on ethics, not theology, whose mission is to encourage respect for humanity and nature and to create a better world. Members are committed to personal ethical development in their relationships with others and in activities involving social justice and environmental stewardship. "Deed before creed" has long been a motto of the movement. #ethicalculture #ethics #ethicalgrowth #socialjustice #deedbeforecreed #enviromentalstewardship #atheistic #agnostic #atheist #agnostics #secularreligion #nonreligious #nonrevealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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in these hard times that have met the new Zealand, we must pray for peace in the world. when we finally understand that we are one big nation that has different characters but can support and respect each other. it is up to us all to stop violence and hatred 🖤🖤🖤🕍🕋⛩🕌⛪️💒🏛🙏🏽 #stopviolence #newzealand #pray 🖤🖤🖤 #christianity , #islam , #hinduism , #buddhism , #newreligiousmovements , #chinesefolkreligions , #ethnicreligions #sikhism , #judaism

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RELIGION #51 : UNIFICATION CHURCH Founded by Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea in 1954 after Jesus told Moon that he would be the new Messiah to complete His incomplete mission: marrying and procreating. Redirect humankind to God's will by promoting blessed marital unions and sex only for procreation to produce "children born without sin". Moon, wife, and children comprise the first "True Family". Officially named The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. Followers are often referred to as Moonies. #unificationchurch #unificationmovement #uc #hsauwc #ffwpu #divineprinciple #holymarriage #masswedding #truefamily #korean #unificationist #unificationists #moonies #christianoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #50 : ROSICRUCIAN ORDER Secretive western tradition blending mysticism, metaphysics, and occult. Believed to be originated in ancient Egypt, later took root in medieval Europe. Mixes science, alchemy, Hermetic philosophy, magic, Jewish mysticism and Christian gnosticism to understand life's meaning. The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC (Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis) is the largest international organization dedicated to perpetuating the ancient Rosicrucian tradition, symbolized by the rose (soul) and the cross (the body), representing the human soul acquiring greater consciousness while living in a body on the material plane. Greeting is "May the Roses bloom upon your Cross" #rosicrucianorder #rosicrucianism #occult #mysticism #gnosticism #hermeticism #amorc #rosecross #roseandcross #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #49 : CHEONDOISM / CHEONDOGYO A 20th-century Korean religious movement, based on the 19th century Donghak neo-Confucian movement founded by Choi Je-u and codified under Son Byeong-hui. Literally means "The Religion of the Heavenly Way", derived from cheon (Heaven), do (way), and gyo (teaching/religion). Has its origins in the peasant rebellions which arose starting in 1812 during the Joseon dynasty. Essentially Confucian in origin, but incorporates elements of Korean shamanism. Places emphasis on personal cultivation and this-worldly social welfare. #cheondoism #cheondogyo #donghak #neoconfucian #korean #koreanshamanism #religionoftheheavenlyway #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #48 : SCIENTOLOGY Founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1954. Literally means "knowing how to know" (Scio (Latin): "knowing, in the fullest sense of the word", logos (Greek): "study of"). A unique combination of ideas from Eastern religion and modern philosophy, mixed with a dose of American individualism. Called Dianetics at first, as an alternative to expensive sessions of pyschotherapy (purports to be able to eliminate negative and painful emotions, stress, unhappiness, and psychosomatic illness). Believe that individuals have the potential to solve their own problems, accomplish goals, and gain lasting happiness; however, negative experiences in their many lives have produced engrams (negative mental images/memories) that prevent the soul from using its vital force. Once clear of engrams, they can progress spiritually; achieve new, higher states of awareness and ability; and operate at fullest potential. #scientology #dianetics #pyschotherapy #engram #engrams #thetan #thetans #operatingthetan #electropsychometer #modernwestern #westernculture #modernwesternculturesoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #47 : SAI BABA Originated in 1940 by 14-year-old Sathya Sai Baba, who announced his destiny as religious leader. Purpose is to confirm all faiths; believes the only bad religion is no religion. Guru based. Service to the needy is the best way to worship God; slogan is "Love all, serve all!" and "Help ever, hurt never" #saibaba #loveallserveall #helpeverhurtnever #sathyasaibaba #guru #meditation #yoga #hinduoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #46 : LAVEYAN SATANISM / CHURCH OF SATAN Founded in 1966 by former lion tamer Anton LaVey. The foundation is atheism - no God or higher purpose beyond attaining one's fullest human potential. Satan symbolizes rebellion and earthly desires but is not worshipped as divine. Opposes spiritual systems that based on abstinence and fear (most religions). Touted as the first "carnal" religion, worshipping self, hedonism, and individual freedom. #laveyansatanism #laveyan #satanism #churchofsatan #atheism #satanist #satanists #satanic #satanicwitch #satanicritual #satanicbible #lextalionis #lefthandpath #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #45 : UNITY A religion of happy thoughts and kind ideas, of tolerance and love. Founded in Kansas City, Missouri in 1889 by Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore after the latter had been cured of her tuberculosis, she believed, by spiritual healing. Influenced by the teaching of Emma Curtis Hopkins and Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science). People can improve the quality of their lives through thought, and illness is considered to be curable by spiritual healing, but does not reject or resist medical treatments. Silent Unity, a telephone and email service, offers people help through prayer and counseling, available 24 hours a day and every request is personally responded to with personal answers. #unity #spiritualhealing #affirmativeprayer #silentunity #metaphysicalbible #metaphysicalbibledictionary #dailyword #christianoriented #newthought #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #44 : SPIRITISM Refers to American movement codified in the mid-19th century by Frenchman Allan Kardec , a belief in communication with spirits due to soul's survival after body's death through the help of psychics and/or mediums. Also propose the study of "the nature, origin, destiny of spirits, and their relation with the corporeal world". Primarily instigated by Fox sisters of upstate New York, whose haunted childhood home revealed their talents as mediums. As adults, they travelled globally to conduct their spirit-contacting abilities (via automatic writing, channeling, table-spinning and talking boards) #spiritism #kardecism #kardec #spirit #spirits #spiritist #spiritists #spiritcontact #automaticwriting #channeling #talkingboard #mediumship #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #43 : YARSANISM / AHL-E HAQQ Syncretic, monotheistic faith founded by Sultan Sahak in the late 14th century in Western Iran. Also known as "People of Truth". One of three Yazdani religions (Yazidism and Alevism being the others). Open for conversion and accepts new members, despite its theological secrecy towards others. The adherents, Yarsanis, are called Kaka'i in Iraq. #yarsanism #ahlehaqq #yazdani #persian #yarsani #yarsanis #kakai #westerniran #peopleoftruth #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #42 : CORE SHAMANISM Developed by anthropologist Michael Harner in 1960s. Selectively blends indigenous shamanic traditions into one discipline without cultural or tribal affiliations. Unlike ancient shamanism, shamans not born but taught; shamanism practiced for self, not for community. Attained through drumming, shamanic state of consciousness (journeying) help followers communicate with the spirit world and grow spiritually. #coreshamanism #shamanism #shaman #shamans #shamanic #drumming #journeying #spirit #spirits #paganism #neopagan #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #41 : ECKANKAR Founded in 1965 by self-dubbed 971st ECK Master Paul Twitchell. Means "co-worker with God". Also known as the "Religion of the Light and Sound of God". Individual's true identity is soul, independent of body; soul's mission is to discover self through contact with ECK (Divine Spirit). People connect to God via ECK current, which may take the form of sound or light. Teachings involve soul travel, dream interpretation, and pondering past lives. #eckankar #eck #soundandlight #lightandsound #eckmaster #singhu #coworkerwithgod #hinduoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #40 : UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM All-inclusive, politically liberal, socially conscious movement, begun in Boston in 1961 with merger of Universalist Church of America and American Unitarian Association. Non-creedal approach; followers look to reason, conscience, personal experience, and diverse wisdom traditions for insight. God is everywhere and in everyone. Embraces all beliefs, including atheism and agnosticism. #unitarianuniversalism #unitarian #universalism #unitarianuniversalist #universalist #unitarianuniversalistchurch #unitarianuniversalistassociation #uua #consciousmovement #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #39 : CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Church of Christ, Scientist, founded in 1879 by author and teacher Mary Baker Eddy on a platform of spiritual healing. Only perfect, God-created spirit is real; matter doesn't exist. Since humans are reflections of God, illness doesn't exist either, instead, it results from sin, fear, or ignorance of God's true nature, so it can be healed spiritually with prayer. #christianscience #churchofchristscientist #spiritualhealing #prayerhealing #scienceandhealth #scienceandhealthwithkeytothescriptures #christianoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #38 : KABBALAH Esoteric spiritual tradition of Jewish mysticism (the Hebrew word means "to receive"), that delves into a deeper understanding of the Hebrew Bible beyond its literal interpretation to provide information about the soul, the nature of God, creation, the spiritual world, and individual relationship to God and each other. Adherents claim their divine secrets were transmitted by God long ago and handed down not to the masses, but to worthy seekers in each generation. #kabbalah #sefirot #treeoflife #israel #divinesecrets #esoteric #abrahamic #judaism #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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एक बार पढ़कर जरूर सोचें और भारत को विश्व गुरु बनाने में देशभक्तों की मदद करें। #newindia #newindian #newreligiousmovements

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RELIGION #37 : YAZIDISM Monotheistic, linked to ancient Mesopotamian religions and combines aspects of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. One of three Yazdani religions (Alevism and Ahl-e Haqq being the others). Name is taken from the modern Persian "ized", which means angel or deity. The name Izidis simply means "worshipper of God", which is how Yazidis (also called Daasin or Ezid) describe themselves. No converts or joining allowed - one must be born a Yazidi. #yazidism #yazdanism #yazdani #persian #yazidi #yazidis #daasin #ezid #lalish #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #36 : KEMETIC RECONSTRUCTIONISM Literal re-creation of ancient Egyptian beliefs, culture, and practices, based on scholarly research, dating to 1970s. Rituals (Saq) to communicate with gods (Netjer) and venerate ancestors (Akhu). The largest Kemetic organization is the House of Netjer or Kemetic Orthodoxy, founded in the late 1980s by Tamara L. Siuda. #kemeticreconstructionism #kemetic #kemetics #kemeticreconstructionist #egypt #egyptian #northernafrica #kemeticorthodoxy #paganism #neopagan #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #35 : NATION OF ISLAM African American Muslim movement, started in Detroit in 1930 by Wallace Fard, Allah in human form. Popularized by Elijah Muhammad. Preaches that original humans were black, then scientist Yakub created white people, whom Allah allowed to rule for 6,000 years, until 1914. Now is the time for blacks to resurrect from slavery through separatist self-reliance. #nationofislam #noi #africanamericanmuslim #africanamericanmuslimmovement #islamoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #34 : SECULAR HUMANISM Philosophy that religious belief is not necessary to promote ethical behaviour, bring out the best in individuals, or promote quality of life. Privileges search for objective truth through scientific method and reason. Humans create life meaning and purpose and should collaborate to improve world simply because it's the right thing to do. Opposes injection of religion into civic sphere. #secularhumanism #humanism #atheism #agnosticism #humanist #humanists #atheistic #agnostic #atheist #agnostics #altruistic #altruism #secularreligion #nonreligious #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #33 : NEW THOUGHT Mind-healing movement that originated in the 19th century United States. Fundamental teaching is that spirit is more real and more powerful than matter and that the mind has the power to heal the body; illness originated in the mind as a consequence of erroneous beliefs and that a mind open to God's wisdom could overcome any illness. Numerous groups, most of which are incorporated in the International New Thought Alliance (formed in 1914); including Seicho-no-Ie (the largest group), Religious Science/Science of Mind, Divine Science. #newthought #newthoughtalliance #seichonoie #religiousscience #scienceofmind #divinescience #mindhealing #mindhealingmovement #christianoriented #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #32 : NEW AGE A term used to describe the vast but loosely-connected network of individuals and groups who share a hodgepodge of Eastern beliefs and a common desire to usher in a "new age" of nonreligious spirituality (Age of Aquarius), that developed in western nations during the 1970s. A highly individualized mix of monism (everything is one), pantheism, Hinduism, Taoism, Gnosticism, and Buddhism; which made up of mystics, self-styled gurus, channelers, hypnotists, alternative healers, astrologers, and assorted seekers. Ecletic, antiauthoritarian, and tolerant of other spiritual ideas. #newage #newagegroup #newager #newagers #ageofaquarius #meditation #divination #tarot #alternativehealing #holistichealth #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #31 : MANDAEANISM Gnostic offshoot of Judeo-Christian belief system dating to 100 CE in Northern Mesopotamia. The Aramaic manda means "knowledge". Its adherents, the Mandaeans, believe they are direct descendants of Adam, who transmitted mystical teachings; remain separate and intensely private; revere Adam, Noah, Shem, Aram and especially John the Baptist, but reject Abraham, Moses, Jesus, or Muhammad. Frequent baptism. Dualistic cosmology - good and evil, light and darkness. Astrology significant. Consider the holy spirit, known as Ruha d-Qudsha in the Talmud and Bible, to be an evil being. #mandaeanism #gnosticism #gnostic #mandaean #mandaeans #knowledge #esoteric #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #30 : ASATRU / HEATHENISM Means "faith in the gods" in Old Norse, the language of ancient Scandinavia. Beliefs are rooted in precedents found in the traditions, customs, myths, folklore, literature, and laws that shaped Nordic and Germanic cultures. Adherents prefer to be known as heathens. An ancestral religion, putting great emphasis on genealogy and finding out about one's heritage. Viewed nowadays as a movement to revive and/or reinterpret for the present day the practices and worldviews of the pre-Christian cultures of northern Europe. #asatru #heathenism #heathen #norse #scandinavia #germanic #northerneurope #ancestralreligion #paganism #neopagan #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #29 : SUFISM Mystical aspect of Islam, whose followers seek to find divine truth and love through direct encounters with God. Arose from within Islam in the 8th-9th century CE as an ascetic movement, but now has emphasized mysticism and pure love of God. Knowledge comes from teacher-student (sheikh-murid) relationship, not books. God wholly present in all of creation. #sufism #sufi #sufis #mystical #mysticism #sheikh #abrahamic #islamic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #28 : DEISM Movement in United States and Europe dating to 17th century. Asserts God created universe, then stepped away, giving humans reason and moral capacity rather than set of rules. Rejects revealed religion and miracles, relying instead on intellect and observation for knowledge. No personal relationship with God; if God wanted to be worshipped, He would make it known. #deism #reason #moral #deist #deists #nonrevealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #27 : MORMONISM Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church), founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, who was led by angel Moroni to buried golden plates in upstate New York inscribed with "everlasting gospel". Smith then was able to translate them and published The Book of Mormon. Believes Christianity corrupted after early apostles and must be restored to "latter days". No original sin. Humans are the literal children of God and can literally one day be the god of their own universe. #mormonism #mormon #lds #latterdaysaints #churchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaints #ldschurch #christianoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #26 : TENRIKYO One of the earliest and largest groups of Japanese New Religious Movement, founded by a Japanese woman named Miki Nakayama in 1838 after God The Parent revealed divine intent through her as the Shrine of God. Means "Teaching of Divine Wisdom", derived from three words: ten (heaven), ri (truth), kyo (teach). Aim to pomote the Joyous Life, which is cultivated through acts called hinokishin. #tenrikyo #japannewreligion #hinokishin #divinewisdom #teachingofdivinewisdom #japanese #revealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #25 : MANICHAEISM Near-extinct dualistic religion of Iranian origin, founded in 3th century CE by the Prophet Mani, claimed to be the final prophet for all religions. Also known as the "Religion of Light". Describing the struggle between a good, spiritual World of Light, and an evil, material World of Darkness. Partly influenced by Gnostic beliefs, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism. Thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world, even rivalled Christianity. #manichaeism #gnosticism #gnostic #iranian #persian #chinese #religionoflight #revealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #24 : WICCA Largest group of Neo-Paganism; arose in mid-20th century. The name derives from the Anglo Saxon term : wicce, which means "female sorceress or witch". Categorized as a form of nature religion; has roots in the ancient, popular pre-Christian European nature and mystery religions, such as the Celts, Egyptians, Greeks, and Sumerians. #wicca #wiccan #wiccans #wicce #witch #sorceress #naturereligion #paganism #neopagan #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #23 : DRUZE Secretive religion in Middle East that began to develop in 11th century from Isma'ilite Islam teachings, incorporating Judaism, Christianity, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Hinduism, and other philosophies and beliefs. Known to highlight the role of the mind and truthfulness. Call themselves Muwahhidun (unitarians). Strict moral code and tight community structure. No converts or joining allowed - one must be born into the sect. #druze #gnosticism #gnostic #middleeastern #muwahhidun #abrahamic #islamic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #22 : JUCHE Official political religion of North Korea (pronounced "choo-chay" or chuch'e in Korean, which means "self-reliance" or "self-dependence"); created in 1955 by postwar leader Kim Il Sung with roots in Marxist-Leninism, Stalinism and Maoism. A secular religion, with the State standing in the place of God as the authority; humanistic and materialistic in its suppositions. Kim Jong Il, current leader and founder's son, has final say in all interpretations of Juche and has combined it with an "army first" policy. #juche #korean #secular #secularreligion #politicalreligion #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #21 : JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Founded in 1870s by Pennsylvania businessman as the only true Christian church (formerly known as The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society); others had strayed from Bible's true teachings. A centerpiece of the belief is that the civilization is in its final days, soon ultimate battle of Armageddon will take place and Christ will return to serve as Judge in the end. Famous for its door-to-door witnessing strategy, distributing "The Watchtower" and "Awake!" magazines. #jehovahswitnesses #jw #watchtowerbibleandtractsociety #watchtower #awakemagazine #christianoriented #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #20 : NEO-DRUIDISM Modern reconstruction of ancient polytheistic Celtic practices; since beliefs were transmitted orally for millenia, religion draws on scholarship of 18th century Druid revival. Views humans as part of great web of creation, reveres nature and ecology. Promotes healing, divination, magic, creativity, and rituals honoring kinship, family, and nature's rhythms. #neodruidism #druidism #ancientceltic #celtic #druid #druids #druidry #paganism #neopagan #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #19 : NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH Pan-Indian religious movement, founded as church in 1918 to unify Native Americans from different tribes; now the largest Native American religious organization. Fuses general Native American spirituality with Christianity (to varying degrees) and peyotism (sacramental use of hallucinogenic peyote cactus for spiritual growth). Also emphasizes responsibility, family, alcohol avoidance. #nativeamericanchurch #nativeamerican #peyotism #peyotespirit #entheogen #entheogens #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #18 : CAO DAI Officially called the "Great Way of the Third Time of Redemption". Self-dubbed universal faith, based on principle that all religions have the same divine origin. Established in 1926 after Vietnamese civil servant Ngo Van Chieu received revelation during seance. Incorporates elements of many religions, especially Buddhism, Catholicism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Spiritism. Emphasizes love and justice as paths to God. Vietnamese nationalist flavor. #caodai #caodaism #vietnamese #caodaist #caodaists #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #17 : CHINESE FOLK RELIGION / SHENISM Religious tradition of the Chinese, a belief in three relationships : between man and nature which includes all natural phenomenon and all supernatural beings, between one person and another in any kind of social setting, between life and afterlife. Worship is devoted to a multiplicity of gods and immortals (shen). The religion is seen as beneficial for preserving historical traditions, passing on cultural standards, remembering one's national heritage, and maintaining domestic and generational continuity. #chinesefolk #chinesefolkreligion #shenism #shen #chinese #indigenous #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #16 : BAHA'I Founded in 1863 by Persian nobleman Baha'u'llah after revelation in prison that he was prophet foretold by the Bab, head of predecessor Babi religion. Seeks to unite humanity through oneness of religion. At the heart of the faith is the belief that God has revealed himself in human history through nine great manifestations : Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab, and the final great prophet Baha'u'llah. #bahaifaith #bahai #bahais #syncretic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #15 : ZOROASTRIANISM World's oldest monotheistic religion, founded by Iranian prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra) after revelation from God (Ahura Mazda) in 6th century BCE. Survived rise of Islam in Iran, with some followers (called Parsees) migrating to India. Central tenet is dualistic battle between good and evil; humans free to choose, so salvation depends on actions in life. Fire, thought to be the Holy Spirit of Ahura Mazda, is an important element in the worship. #zoroastrianism #parsee #parsees #majusi #iranian #persian #revealed #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #14 : JAINISM Strict religion, based on nonmaterialism and sanctity of life; one sect entails complete non-ownership, even clothes (total nudity), and refraining from eating anything that didn't fall off a plant. Formed around the same time and place as Buddhism (6th century BCE, eastern India) as revolt again Hinduism. Must not commit or think violent acts against living things - all, including plants, have souls. #jainism #jainist #jainists #dharmic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #13 : SHINTO Indigenous religion of Japan, formalized around 550 CE to distinguish from once newly arrived Buddhism. Means "way of the kami (spirits who rule universe)". At the heart of Shinto is an animistic belief in the kami. Life is governed by tradition and family; reverence for nature; purity and cleanliness; and honoring spirits. Shinto emphasizes right practice, sensibility, and attitude over conceptual understanding of the universe and holiness. #shinto #japanese #shintoist #shintoists #indigenous #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #12 : SIKHISM Indian religion, founded around 1500 CE by Guru Nanak, a Hindu whom God told to spread message of truth and love transcending Hinduism and Islam. Religion seems to be a melding of various Hindu and Islamic beliefs; evolved and matured through succession of ten appointed gurus. Sikh demonstrates one's pure devotion through displaying the five symbols of identification (Kesh - uncut hair on the body, combined with the wearing of a turban; Kangha - a wooden comb inserted in the hair to symbolize personal cleanliness; Kara - wearing a steel bracelet to symbolize allegiance to God and bondage to truth; Kachh - white cotton undershorts to symbolize moral purity; and Kirpan - a short ceremonial sword or dagger to symbolize the resistance against injustice and evil) #sikhism #sikh #sikhs #dharmic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #11 : JUDAISM Original Abrahamic religion, established around 2000 BCE by direct covenant between God and Abraham. God promised good life to all who followed his laws and Ten Commandments. Both culture and religion, Judaism ranges from ultra-orthodox Hasidism to liberal Reform movement (most American Jews) #judaism #israel #judaist #judaists #abrahamic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #10 : CONFUCIANISM Ethical and philosophical beliefs originating in 5th century BCE China that, with Taoism and Buddhism, provide foundation for Chinese religion. Confucius saw himself as purveyor of ancient wisdom, collecting and interpreting what become the Confucian Canon. Emphasizes ren (benevolence or humaneness); yi (righteousness or justice); li (proper rite); zhi (knowledge); and xin (integrity) #confucianism #chinese #confucianist #confucianists #taoic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #9 : TAOISM Dates to writings of Lao Tzu around 6th century BCE. Taoism is a "Way" of life. It is a River. The Tao is the natural order of things. It is a force that flows through every living and sentient object, as well as through the entire universe. When the Tao is in balance, it is possible to find perfect happiness. #taoism #daoism #tao #dao #chinese #yinandyang #taoist #taoists #daoist #daoists #taoic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #8 : HINDUISM Religion tradition began on Indian subcontinent around 1500 BCE. Worships multiple forms of same god, Brahman. Existence is cycle of birth, death, and rebirth (samsara), determined by karma (actions in previous life) and dharma (living in accordance with laws of nature), until sufficient growth to be released from cycle (moksha). Puja (worship) entails making offerings to gods. #hinduism #hindu #hindus #dharmic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #7 : TIBETAN BUDDHISM Form of Vajrayana (tantric) Buddhism, distinguished by shamanistic influence of indigenous religion, Bon; monastic tradition; supernatural beings and magic; concept of reincarnating lamas (bodhisattvas). Practice incorporates traditional Buddhist precepts with emphasis on student-teacher knowledge transmission, ritual, life and death cycle, universal love and compassion. #tantric #vajrayana #tibetan #buddhism #buddhist #buddhists #dharmic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #6 : MAHAYANA BUDDHISM The other school of Buddhism; means "Great Vehicle". Mahayana also refers to the path of the boddhisatva seeking complete enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings, also called "Bodhisattvayana", or the "Bodhisattva Vehicle". A bodhisattva who has accomplished this goal can establish the Teachings and lead disciples to enlightenment. #mahayana #buddhism #buddhist #buddhists #dharmic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #5 : THERAVADA BUDDHISM Oldest school of Buddhism; means "Doctrine of the Elders". The most Orthodox of 3 main types of Buddhism (vs. Mahayana and Vajrayana). Around 500 BCE, a former prince, Siddhartha Gautama (AKA Historical Buddha), realized suffering was part of life. Meditated under tree, reached state of nirvana, then taught Buddhist cornerstones : Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path. #theravada #buddhism #buddhist #buddhists #dharmic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #4 : PROTESTANTISM Along with Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, one of 3 main branches of Christianity. Born of religious protest (hence its name) against Catholicism in 16th-century Europe, when church leaders such as Martin Luther denounced papacy, proclaiming God's will and faith in Christ (vs. good deeds or papal decrees) as sole sources of salvation and The Bible as sole word of God. #protestantism #christianity #christian #christians #abrahamic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #3 : EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH Fellowship of individual churches, each governed by autonomous bishop (no central pope). Split from Roman Catholicism in 1054 CE over beliefs, culture, liturgy. Orthodox asserts church should remain as established by Christ and apostles. Major denominations include Russian and Greek; services conducted in native languages, not Latin. #easternorthodox #christianity #christian #christians #abrahamic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #2 : CATHOLICISM The oldest, largest Christian denomination, originated by apostles of Jesus. Similar to Greek Orthodoxy and Protestantism with addition of pope, saintly intercession, purgatory, and transubstantiation (bread and wine become body and blood of Christ). Weekly ritual-heavy services led by celibate priests. Baptism, sacrament that confers divine grace, is essential for salvation. #catholicism #christianity #christian #christians #abrahamic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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RELIGION #1 : ISLAM In 7th century, God (Allah) spoke through angel Gabriel to prophet Muhammad (the last prophet). Revelations recorded in Qur'an. Regards itself as God's final and most complete revelation to the world. Embraces a strict monotheism and abhors any teaching of polytheism or any physical representations of God. Speaks of taqwa (consciousness of Allah in one's life). Adherents are called Muslims. Two major factions arose after the death of the prophet, the Sunni and the Shi'a. #islam #sunni #shia #moslem #muslim #muslims #abrahamic #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #spirituality #alternativespirituality #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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Are you a Searchers? Disappointed with your religion of birth? This Page will help you to identify the BEST religion for you. Spirituality is a significant aspect of the contemporary lifestyle, but if you haven't shopped around, you'll never be certain you made the right choice. If only Religion Shopping were as easy as buying a car. Houses of worship, lined up like a row of dealerships, would proclaim their tenets from stickers on stained-glass windows. After test-driving multiple services, when we were sure we'd seen all the religion market-place had to offer, we would join the flock of our choice. Unfortunately, that's not the way most of us come to faith. We accept the traditions of family, geography, politics, or ethnicity, or we want to run so far away from those that we embrace the first pamphleteer to come our way in a weak moment. Others, brought up in secular households, yearn for something more but have no idea where to start. The purpose of this page is to compare religions side by side so that spiritual seekers everywhere can pick the path that is right for them. Religious choice used to be limited based on where we lived, but in our global world, access to a world of beliefs is spreading fast, and the religion marketplace has expanded to all corners of the planet. In this richly complex arena of options, it's essential to make apples-to-apples comparisons - an opportunity previously unavailable to the spiritual seekers. #religionshopping #religion #religiouspeople #religiousideas #religionandphilosophy #cults #sects #denominations #newreligiousmovements #newreligion #nrm #freetochoose #freewill

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my satanism & new religions shelf just got a lot more crowded thanks to this box of goodies from an extremely cool twitter stranger 🤘🏻 #onlineisgood #sometimes #satanism #satanist #occult #occultism #newreligiousmovements #newreligions #nonfiction #100booksin2019 #100booksinayear #100bookschallenge at Brooklyn, New York

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New Religious Movements (Cults) are back, but not on a macro level. What can be done to prevent future, cases such as this, from happening again? I know one thing, erase the 1970s from history, and I'm almost certain, that family would stay be alive. Why I say this? I'll write all about it in my first book.//// RIP to the 5 that lost their lives, and prayers for the family. #religion #philosophy #scholar #newreligiousmovements #cults #1970s #culture #solution #goodnight #6abc at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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@new_kadampa_survivors

Beware! This is the Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition disrupting Tibetan spiritual teachings. This is the behaviour you may well feel like copying after some time in the NKT group. You will be given all sorts of 'reasons' why this is good behaviour for a senior nun. She is regarded as a 'heroine' and an emanation of Tara. Welcome to the NKT world! Will you join? #kadampa #religion #nkt #newkadampatradition #kadampabuddhism #kadampafestivals #kadampas #dekyong #kelsangdekyong #kelsanggyatso #geshekelsanggyatso #buddhism #meditation #yoga #selfhelp #cults #nun #aldershot #uk #ulverston #extremism #budismo #Yoga #Wellness #Mindfulness #Advice #modernbuddhism #NewReligiousMovements #buddhism #extremism #cults #brainwashed #kadampalife #kadampameditationcenter

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@new_kadampa_survivors

We are NKT Survivors and Supporters. We have created this resource page to spread the experience and testimonies of people who have been seriously harmed by the NKT. This peaceful page is created with love and with the intention of educating the public in what it is like to be a survivor of this high demand group. We offer this information with a compassionate intention and pray that this page creates harmony, clarity and helps educate the public about our experiences of the NKT. For more information about peoples direct experiences please click through to the New Kadampa Survivor Testimonies page. All the best, The NKSS team 🙏 #kadampa #newkadampatradition #NKTSAS #ModernBuddhism #Buddhism #Meditation #DalaiLama #Ulverston #UK #NKT #KelsangGyatso #NewReligiousMovements #PTSD #CultSupport #Hope #Love #Survivor #HighDemand #metoo #HighIntensity #INFORM #Awareness #Advice #Yoga #Wellness #Mindfulness #kadampafestivals

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@new_kadampa_survivors

The New Kadampa Tradition are responsible for causing sadness among the Tibetan and Nepalese refugee communities who save all year to travel and see His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he visits their new host countries in the west. Refugees are re-victimized as privileged middle class westerners wearing Tibetan monastic robes shout and hold large banners that say: "Tibetans Stop Following Your Dalai Lama!" Meanwhile many members of the New Kadampa Tradition feel in conflict with their peers actions and the new religious movement they've devoted their spiritual lives to. This is often the wake up call needed to step away from the NKT and realize the true nature of the group. This can lead to depression and trust issues. #newkadampatradition #newkadampa #modernbuddhism #geshekelsanggyatso #meditation #buddhism #buddha #dharma #tibet #tibetian #zen #yoga #mindfulness #wellness #selflove #selfhelp #lancashire #brighton #london #cults #newreligiousmovements #kadampa #kadampanyc #kadampawayoflife #yogalife #love #ulverston #kelsanggyatso

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