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Religion of Numa: The Religion of Ancient Rome By Jesse Benedict Carter
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Religions of Ancient China (Illustrated) By Herbert A. Giles
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This is a small historical work on ancient Chinese religions and cults – their formation, development and maturity. This is an illustrated version of the original work.
Religion of the Ancient Celts By J A Macculloch
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To summon a dead religion from its forgotten grave and to make it tell its story, would require an enchanter's wand. Other old faiths, of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, are known to us. But in their... More > case liturgies, myths, theogonies, theologies, and the accessories of cult, remain to yield their report of the outward form of human belief and aspiration. How scanty, on the other hand, are the records of Celtic religion! The bygone faith of a people who have inspired the world with noble dreams must be constructed painfully, and often in fear and trembling, out of fragmentary and, in many cases, transformed remains.We have the surface observations of classical observers, dedications in the Romano-Celtic area to gods mostly assimilated to the gods of the conquerors, figured monuments mainly of the same period, coins, symbols, place and personal names. For the Irish Celts there is a mass of written material found mainly in eleventh and twelfth century MSS.< Less
RELIGIONS OF ANCIENT CHINA By HERBERT A. GILES, M.A., LL.D
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God the Father, Earth the Mother.--The Yellow Emperor was followed by the Emperor Shao Hao, B.C. 2598-2514, "who instituted the music of the Great Abyss in order to bring spirits and men into... More > harmony." Then came the Emperor Chuan Hsu, B.C. 2514-2436, of whom it is said that he appointed an officer "to preside over the worship of God and Earth, in order to form a link between the spirits and man," and also "caused music to be played for the enjoyment of God." Music, by the way, is said to have been introduced into worship in imitation of thunder, and was therefore supposed to be pleasing to the Almighty. After him followed the Emperor Ti K'u, B.C. 2436-2366, who dabbled in astronomy, and "came to a knowledge of spiritual beings, which he respectfully worshipped."< Less
RELIGIONS OF ANCIENT CHINA By HERBERT A. GILES, M.A., LL.D
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God the Father, Earth the Mother.--The Yellow Emperor was followed by the Emperor Shao Hao, B.C. 2598-2514, "who instituted the music of the Great Abyss in order to bring spirits and men into... More > harmony." Then came the Emperor Chuan Hsu, B.C. 2514-2436, of whom it is said that he appointed an officer "to preside over the worship of God and Earth, in order to form a link between the spirits and man," and also "caused music to be played for the enjoyment of God." Music, by the way, is said to have been introduced into worship in imitation of thunder, and was therefore supposed to be pleasing to the Almighty. After him followed the Emperor Ti K'u, B.C. 2436-2366, who dabbled in astronomy, and "came to a knowledge of spiritual beings, which he respectfully worshipped."< Less
The Ancient Religions and Beliefs of Ethiopia By Gary R. Varner
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One of the most ancient nations in the world, Ethiopia is a magnificent and diverse society attempting to hold on to its traditional ways in an ever changing world. The first nation to accept... More > Christianity in the 4th century, indigenous religions and practices have been able to survive in a symbiotic relationship with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church mixing pagan beliefs and ways with the dominate Christian religion. Today, however, due to the missionary efforts of both the Evangelical Christian and Muslim factions only a small percentage of Ethiopian peoples still observe their traditional ways and beliefs. The Evil Eye and spirit possession continue to exist across the Ethiopian scene in a fascinating mixture of the ancient and modern worlds.< Less
DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGION AND THOUGHT IN ANCIENT EGYPT By JAMES HENRY BREASTED
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515 PAGES CONTRARY to the popular and current impression, the most important body of sacred literature in Egypt is not the Book of the Dead, but a much older literature which we now call the... More > "Pyramid Texts." These texts, preserved in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasty Pyramids at Sakkara, form the oldest body of literature surviving from the ancient world and disclose to us the earliest chapter in the intellectual history of man as preserved to modern times.< Less
DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGION AND THOUGHT IN ANCIENT EGYPT By JAMES HENRY BREASTED
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515 PAGES CONTRARY to the popular and current impression, the most important body of sacred literature in Egypt is not the Book of the Dead, but a much older literature which we now call the... More > "Pyramid Texts." These texts, preserved in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasty Pyramids at Sakkara, form the oldest body of literature surviving from the ancient world and disclose to us the earliest chapter in the intellectual history of man as preserved to modern times.< Less
The Call of our Ancient Nordic Religion By Rud Mills
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This is the first of Rud Mills' writings on Odinism to be cleansed of earlier "small press" typographical and other errors, and the first to be reissued today on behalf of the... More > copyright-holder of all of Mills' works, the Odinic Rite of Australia. Rud Mills argues in this essay that Classical and therefore Western Civilization went astray with the theories of Socrates, as described by his disciple Plato. Socrates' ideas were picked up by a Hellenized version of Judaism, and subsequently imposed by force on the rest of Europe. However, Rud Mills argues that we can get back to the pure, clean, delightful spirituality of our Odinist ancestors. By doing so, we can restore spiritual sanity to the Nation of Odin.< Less