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    relevance of sacred mountains within religions around the world. The broader prospective of this essay is to connect the sacredness of mountains to the socio-religious impact to mountain culture. The first part of the essay will discuss the history of sacred mountains within different religions and cultures across the globe. The second part will discuss the practices within and its significance in cultures that is connected to mountains. In the third part, I will provide reasons to why sacred mountains

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    The Fifth Sacred Thing

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    In The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk, the world of 2048 has suffered a series of environmental, military and political disasters leaving much of the population dead and the planet destroyed. In San Francisco (Ecotopia) eco-feminists have created an egalitarian, environmental utopia based on a kind of ‘Pagan’ or Native American spirituality. There are five elements of air, fire, earth, water and spirit representing the true wealth of society “that no one can profit from individually” (274). There

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    The Sacred and Profane in American Beauty

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    concepts of the sacred and the profane has dominated religious and social commentary for decades. While these two, inexorably linked, concepts are most often related with respect to religion, we can apply them to the almost-religion of the “American Dream” for the purpose of analyzing the lives of Lester and Carolyn Burnham, Buddy Kane, and Angela Hayes in the film “American Beauty.” In “American Beauty” the experiences of the characters illustrates the dichotomy between the sacred and profane, the

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    culture that treats damaged, vulnerable or weak persons as disposable” (Grazie 2015:3). Individuals against abortion describe choice as something daunting and harmful. On the contrary, those in favor of abortion describe choice as something “personal,” “sacred,” or “God-given.” In the reading “Islands of Meaning,” Evitar Zerubel states that “to define something is to mark its boundaries; to surround it with a mental fence that separates if from everything else [and that] boundaries allow one to perceive

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    Authority

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    abused and turned into illegal and immoral sacred. The dilemma inherent in obedience and authority is ancient, as old as the story of Abraham, but the question of whether one should obey when commands conflict with conscience has not been argued because the commands are allegedly sacred. So, the term “sacred” can be a holy command, a holy person, or even an animal, an object. It is “sacred” because its rationality and originality cannot be proved. Sacred as such is not necessarily a classified religion

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    K-Tag Ceremony a Poem by Luci Tapahonso

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    becomes aware of how the autochthonous nature of Diné spirituality influences every aspect of their belief system. We see this involvement with nature through several different analytical lenses including sacred narratives, ceremonies and rituals, religious specialists and power. Through sacred narrative ad ceremony and ritual in the novel, we see connection with place and nature during the K-Tag ceremony in the poem entitled “K-Tag Ceremony”. Ceremonies and rituals with ties to nature are also seen

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    place unclean. Yash provided us with some background information of Hinduism and the temple while we waited for the priest to arrive. Priest Sri Srinivasa Vedala greatly assisted our process of understanding Hinduism, and its various components of the sacred, rituals, the roles of music, art, and language as well as the question of community. The first thing Priest Vedala made sure we understood was that Hinduism is an inseparable. Sitting there briefly puzzled, he went on to tell us that Hinduism is

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    Sacred

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    allowed for a more unified society, disobedience meant a return to instability and chaos – a route the churches and mosques did not want to take. Consequently, ideas that went against the sacred were considered to be crimes. Accordingly, through theology and history, Salman Rushdie is correct in asserting that the “sacred is a conservative notion…because it seeks to turn other ideas…into crimes.” The first few centuries after the death of Jesus were marked by disorder and doubt. The problem was that there

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    Druids: Human Savages or Powerful Minds?

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    heal, the power to destroy, and the power to communicate with animals and spirits not from this world. Druids lived in forests of tall oak trees, where under these magnificent oaks they laid homage. The oak tree was very sacred to these people, therefore they worshiped in sacred groves that were under the trees themselves. The precise meaning of the word, druid, is unclear to many historians. There are ancient Celtic words that are similar which mean “knowledge” and “oak”, they can be interpreted

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    This is a book review of Sacred Scripture, Sacred War written by James P. Byrd. In his book Byrd analysis how the ministers during the period of the Revolution, the use of key scriptures to install and the sense that this war was to be fought under divine providence. Byrd used a large amount of wartime sources, and biblical citation, to address how these sacred scriptures were used to lead to this sacred war. The American Revolution. Paine understanding how the cause of patriotism would need” a

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