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There Are Other Gods in Christianity

The author explores the notion of multiple gods in Christianity, considering translation errors and ancient language complexities. They reference scholarly work and texts, questioning traditionally accepted interpretations of the Bible. Acknowledging the presence of other gods in biblical passages, they suggest these deities represent fallen angels and liken global serpent worship to this perspective. The summary of biblical monotheism evolving over time implicates redactions in creating a monotheistic narrative from polytheistic origins.

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The Satanic Panic of the 80’s

The Satanic panic is a moral panic consisting of over 12,000 unsubstantiated cases of Satanic ritual abuse (SRA, sometimes known as ritual abuse, ritualistic abuse, organized abuse, or sadistic ritual abuse) starting in the United States in the 1980s, spreading throughout many parts of the world by the late 1990s, and persisting today. The panic originated in 1980 with the publication of Michelle Remembers, a book co-written by Canadian psychiatrist Lawrence Pazder and his patient (and future wife), Michelle Smith, which used the discredited practice of recovered-memory therapy to make sweeping lurid claims about satanic ritual abuse involving Smith. The allegations, which arose afterward throughout much of the United States, involved reports of physical and sexual abuse of people in the context of occult or Satanic rituals. In its most extreme form, allegations involve a conspiracy of a global Satanic cult that includes the wealthy and elite in which children are abducted or bred for human sacrifices, pornography, and prostitution.

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The Mystical History Behind the Tarot

This blog post delves into the life and artistic contributions of Pamela Colman Smith, particularly her role in designing the iconic Rider-Waite tarot deck. It explores the influences on Smith’s work, including her involvement in the suffragist movement and her spiritual journey, which culminated in her conversion to Catholicism. The post examines the intersection of mysticism and tarot, highlighting how Smith’s illustrations bridge the realms of occultism and spirituality. It also reflects on the enduring appeal of the tarot as a tool for introspection and self-discovery, drawing parallels between Smith’s life experiences and the themes depicted in her tarot cards. Ultimately, the blog post underscores the profound connection between mysticism and the tarot, emphasizing their role in guiding seekers along the path of spiritual enlightenment.

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Embracing the Mystical Tapestry: Exploring the Intersection of Christian Faith and Kabbalah

As a Christian who believes in the divinity of Jesus, one might initially perceive Kabbalah, with its mystical teachings and Jewish roots, as incompatible with their faith. However, there is a growing number of individuals who navigate both paths, finding harmony and spiritual enrichment in the union of Christian beliefs and Kabbalistic wisdom. In this article, we will explore the perspective of a Christian who embraces both Jesus as God and the mystical teachings of Kabbalah, highlighting the potential for deeper insights, enhanced spirituality, and a broader understanding of divine mysteries.

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We ALL Have Rituals

rit·u·al?/?riCH(o?o)?l/?noun?a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.?”the role of ritual in religion”?adjective?relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite.?”ritual burial”?A ritual, for me, is the act of many of my mundane tasks that I take great care and enjoyment doing.?We All Have Rituals

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Are the Stories of the Moon True?

In Shakespeare’s “Othello,” Emilia tells Othello that the moon has “drawn too close to the Earth” — and driven men insane.

The idea that full moons hold power, can disrupt emotion state of minds, and might even cause physical illness or changes, is a very strong belief for generations and even in today’s generation.

In fact, one study says that nearly 81 percent of mental health professionals believe that the moon has the power of making some people ill.

Here’s what researchers have found about the moon’s effects on human bodies and behavior.

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