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Keen Psychic Readings: Divine Manifestation Group Home Page of Resulted Oriented Spiritual Practitioners

Keen Psychic Readings: Divine Manifestation Group Home Page of Resulted Oriented Spiritual Practitioners | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
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India Art n Design inditerrain: Shri Swami Narayan Mandir in Robbinsville, NJ

India Art n Design inditerrain: Shri Swami Narayan Mandir in Robbinsville, NJ | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
The sixth traditional BAPS mandir (temple) of its kind in North America, the new Shri Swami Narayan mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey opened its doors to the community at large on August 10, 2014.
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Haunting history of Halloween - AOL.com

Haunting history of Halloween - AOL.com | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Millions across America celebrate Halloween every year, yet very few know why they are celebrating it.

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The Power of the Social Obligation: The Reason why Christians are so Unchristian-Like | Yet Remain Christians

The Power of the Social Obligation: The Reason why Christians are so Unchristian-Like | Yet Remain Christians | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
  I have been thinking a lot recently about why religion continues to hold such a big relevance to us as Africans. Aside our constant need to be tol
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10 Of History's Most Fascinating Sorcerers - Listverse

10 Of History's Most Fascinating Sorcerers - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Throughout history, men have claimed to wield the supernatural, laying blessing and curses for anyone willing to pay. Swaying powers unseen unto one’s bidd
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Stunning Photos Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Stunning Photos Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
August 29 marked the beginning of the 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a Hindu holiday that honors Lord Ganesh, the god of intellect and wisdom.

The son of goddess Parvati, Ganesh is identified by his elephant head, which he acquired after having h...
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10 Truly Strange Ways To Read Your Fortune - Listverse

10 Truly Strange Ways To Read Your Fortune - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Throughout history, believers have consulted fortune-tellers for guidance. For their part, those mystics have claimed a number of methods to glimpse the fu
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Nigeria: Bizarre - a Prophet Who Hasn't Had a Bath for 13 Years!

Nigeria: Bizarre - a Prophet Who Hasn't Had a Bath for 13 Years! | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
How would you react if you heard there was a sane man who hasn't taken a bath for more than 13 years and is not smelling? Impossible, you might exclaim. may be odd, but it is true.
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10 Shadowy Biblical Characters No One Can Explain - Listverse

10 Shadowy Biblical Characters No One Can Explain - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
The canonical Bible is filled with mysterious characters, many of whom drop in for a cameo, do their thing, and then slide out, never to be heard from agai
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10 Signs The Israel-Palestine Conflict Is Becoming More Violent Than Ever - Listverse

10 Signs The Israel-Palestine Conflict Is Becoming More Violent Than Ever - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Israel is a tiny country in the Middle East sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea, the Sinai Peninsula, and a handful of countries that want it dead at
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Palo: African Ritual in Cuba - Photo essay from Cuba

Palo: African Ritual in Cuba - Photo essay from Cuba | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Palo, the Afro-Cuban religious ritual, worships natural powers and spirits and works with magical symbols. Photo essay from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
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10 Galactic Mysteries Of The Milky Way - Listverse

10 Galactic Mysteries Of The Milky Way - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Space is full of mysteries. From the questions we’ve yet to answer about stars to the planets and moons in our own solar system, there’s a lot of figuring
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In pictures: India celebrates Diwali

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival, by lighting earthen lamps, bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets.
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Boko Haram Kidnaps More Women in Nigeria

Boko Haram Kidnaps More Women in Nigeria | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
At least 60 women have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants in Adamawa State following renewed attacks unleashed by the insurgents.
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10 Witch Gods And Goddesses From Around The World - Listverse

10 Witch Gods And Goddesses From Around The World - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Wicca, like any other religion, has myth and folklore galore. For centuries, the gods and goddesses of witchcraft have had their tales spread far and wide
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10 Theories About Who Really Wrote The Bible - Listverse

10 Theories About Who Really Wrote The Bible - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
An ordinary Christian and a biblical scholar look at the Bible in tremendously different ways. The average churchgoer knows nothing of the textual problems
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10 Mistakes That Fed The Rise Of ISIS - Listverse

10 Mistakes That Fed The Rise Of ISIS - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
A few short months ago, the Islamic State (ISIS) made headlines around the world when they captured Mosul, an Iraqi city roughly the size of Boston. For mo
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The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why

The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone—but we've never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why.
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Intelligent Life is out there... Explanation Group 2: Possibility 3- 10 are quite to the point. "The Fermi Paradox also leaves me with a deep humbling. Not just the normal “Oh yeah, I’m microscopic and my existence lasts for three seconds” humbling that the universe always triggers. The Fermi Paradox brings out a sharper, more personal humbling, one that can only happen after spending hours of research hearing your species’ most renowned scientists present insane theories, change their minds again and again, and wildly contradict each other—reminding us that future generations will look at us the same way we see the ancient people who were sure that the stars were the underside of the dome of heaven, and they’ll think: Wow they really had no idea what was going on."

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10 Different Views On The Meaning Of Life - Listverse

10 Different Views On The Meaning Of Life - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
It's a question that mankind has long struggled to answer. We've built philosophies and religions around it, gone to war over it, and debated it for centur
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Ayanmo-ipin The Ifa Concept of Destiny by Awo Falokun

At the core of Ifa spiritual discipline is the belief that each person chooses their destiny as preparation for coming to the world between stages of reincarnation (atunwa). The Yoruba word ayanmo-ipin is usually translated to mean destiny. This translation misses the deeper exoteric implications of the elision ayan mo ipin meaning my sacred ancestral tree is divided. I interpret this as a poetic reference to the interconnection of all of Creation. The word ipin may mean either division or can be a reference to the spiritual power that flows from the eyes when a person is in possession. When possession occurs there is a distinct physical transformation that manifests in the eyes. It is taboo to look directly into the eyes of a medium because the eyes have the ability to cause possession in the uninitiated. Because the word for destiny is associated with these phenomena, there is a clear suggestion that destiny includes some level of direct alignment with the Orisa that incarnates a particular person’s ori.
         Ifa teaches that when a child is born, the journey down the birth cannel causes the ori to forget the details of their chosen destiny. The purpose of initiation is to place the initiate in perfect alignment with their higher self in an effort to re-awaken the memory of the original agreement between self and Creation. Each stage of the initiation; process is analogous to the stages of physical birth and the initiation itself is a form of atunde meaning rebirth. Initiation can give the initiate a clear vision of personal destiny. Ipin is the spiritual substance that carries this vision, when this transformation occurs the initiate experiences oju-ase meaning power to the eyes. The connotation of oju ase can potentially elevate the consciousness of the medium to a point known as iweju meaning mystic vision. Those who experience iweju are believed to be guided towards a deeper appreciate of self and World through the gift of seeing the hidden influences at play in the world.
        Ifa is based on the observation that Creation is inherently benevolent. Those who have access to iweju are in a position to receive guidance and inspiration for the development of iwa-pele based on a very real experience that everything in the world is inter-connected. Experiencing this truth is different from understanding the idea. Experience brings a deep sense of knowing that makes it possible to constantly remain in an open ended state of transformation and change. Little time is wasted with regret, shame or jealousy. Problems are handled in the moment with focus and intention.
         The ori and the iponri move towards longer and longer periods of alignment giving easier access to the altered state of consciousness called ini. The literal translation of ini is I am. This suggests that possession, rather than being an intrusion from the outside is an enhancement of something from within. This suggestion is a little misleading because after the individual connects with the inner self, the ori-inu forms a bond with similar expressions of consciousness throughout Creation. For example the ori-inu of a passionate person might be incarnated by the same Odu that incarnates fire (Iwori Meji). Such a person will be mesmerized by fire and will constantly give off body heat, often described as charisma. An ori-inu incarnated by the same Odu as the Spirit the Ocean (Odi Meji) would feel the need to nurture others. It is this bound that empowers the experience of ini by infusing the ori with the awareness of that which transcends personal experience.
       In East Indian Mystical tradition there is a belief that all history, past, present and future is recorded in the Invisible Realm known as the Akashic Record in Vedanta tradition and known as Olorun in Ifa. Traditionally there have been two dominant views regarding the nature of destiny. One is that destiny is totally pre-ordained and unalterable. The other is that it is undetermined and completely regulated by laws of cause and effect. Ifa takes the middle view. Destiny in Ifa cosmology is based on the agreement between ori and Olorun. In simple terms, this means every individual chooses their range of potential in the time between each incarnation (atunwa). Ifa teaches that these choices are forgotten at the movement of birth and the process of personal transformation reveals portions of that agreement as life progresses.
        There is a Yoruba proverb that says; “Igbala kuro inu ese at iku anipekun” meaning; “initiation into the Mystery of Light places my foot where death ceases to exist.” The place where death ceases to exist is the eternal center of Orun called lai-lai. The word lai-lai refers to a pre-existential state where all that comes into Being exists in an Ideal State of Perfection and Unity. This is a place the human ori can touch. An experience of lai-lai is a glimpse at the Source of Creation.

 

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Christians are the Biggest Argument Against Christianity

Christians are the Biggest Argument Against Christianity | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
The condescension and barely masked pity Christians put on whenever someone of no faith put their arguments across can be pretty galling at times. At that m
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10 Fascinating Stories Of Mythological Kings - Listverse

10 Fascinating Stories Of Mythological Kings - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Some of the most fascinating people in history are the great kings and leaders. This is partly due to the fact that they're usually well documented in hist
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A deadly Ramadan in Somalia

A deadly Ramadan in Somalia | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
Militant group Al-Shabab has lived up to its promise to step up attacks in Somalia, mainly against government installations and personnel, during the holy month of Ramadan, which began on 29 June. Over 30 people have been killed in Mogadishu alone.
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Nigeria: Police Discover 'Human Parts Market'

Nigeria: Police Discover 'Human Parts Market' | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
The Kwara State Police Command has discovered an uncompleted building believed to be used by people who deal in the sale of human parts along the Airport/Eyenkorin road near NASFAT Village, a suburb of Ilorin, the state capital.
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10 Reasons To Chop Off Your Fingers - Listverse

10 Reasons To Chop Off Your Fingers - Listverse | World Spirituality and Religion | Scoop.it
If you have to chop off part of your body, the finger is a good choice. It’s easy, you have nine spares, and you probably won’t bleed to death like you wou
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UFOTV Presents: The Silent Revolution of Truth

The award-winning film documents the amazing, true-life adventures of Billy Meier, the only proven UFO contactee.
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