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ONLINE RESOURCES ON RELIGIONS

These are for your interest and edification only. By listing them, I am in
no way advocating the contents of these webpages. Please note that it
is possible that some images may contain nudity, or other
objectionable content, so discretion is advised.
ALL RELIGIONS
http://www.religionfacts.com/
A Complete History of God:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yzpaIrTFMc
Religions of the World series:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFBDCF932A965956F
ASIA
http://www.gonomad.com/2059-read-more-about-asia-on-gonomadcom#nepal
ATHEISM AND RELIGION DEBUNKERS
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/10/world/india-s-guru-bustersdebunk-all-that-s-mystical.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
http://www.strippingthegurus.com/ Scroll down to find links to each
chapter of the book. Read at your own risk! Some really disgusting
material here!
The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FiHRVb_uE0
BAHAI
http://www.bahai.org/
http://www.patheos.com/Library/Bahai.html

BUDDHA DHARMA (BUDDHISM


General
The Udana (Stories and sayings by and about The Buddha)
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/udn/index.htm
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/zfa/zfa14.htm
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/zfa/zfa15.htm
Most Venerable Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey http://www.sacredtexts.com/bud/tib/genrinpo.htm
http://www.buddhanet.net/
Bodhisattvayana (Mahayana) Buddhism
http://voices.yahoo.com/mahayana-buddhism-bodhisattvas216075.html
Dzogchen
http://www.nyingma.com/dzogchen1.htm
http://www.longchenrabjam.org/en/home
Theravada Buddhism
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/whats-thera.htm
Vajrayana (Tantrayana) Buddhist
http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/vajrayana-dir/9568-vajrayanabuddhism-overview.html
CHRISTIAN
Patrology, Patristics:
http://www.patrologia-lib.ru/patrolog/index.htm
http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/25_20_25_Rerum_Conspectus_Pro_Auctoribus_Ordinatus.html

http://khazarzar.skeptik.net/pgm/PG_Migne/

New Testament: http://biblehub.com/


Apostolic Fathers: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/lake/fathers2.html
Desert Fathers http://www.cin.org/dsrtftin.html
St. Symeon Stylites http://orthodoxwiki.org/Symeon_the_Stylite
St. Augustine: http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/aug/index.htm
St. Thomas Aquinas: http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/aquinas/summa/
St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Commentary on the Song of Songs
http://glorifyhisname.com/sys-tmpl/stbernard1/
(St. Bernards commentaries are quite lengthy, so just read enough to
get a feel for his teaching)
Martin Luther: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/luther
John Calvin: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/institutes/
Book of Mormon http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/132/3,5-7,11-12,15,1719,21,24-25,27-28,31-34,37,48,54,58-59,61-62,64-66#3
DEATH, DYING, AND THE AFTERLIFE
Eastern Orthodox Christian: http://orthodoxy.blog.com/faith/after-death/
INITIATION, RITES OF PASSAGE
Maasai Initiation Ceremony:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPfiNSEvEIE
National Geographic, Taboo, Episode 1: Rites of Passage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRI9Ai9_K-o
INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
http://aam.s1205.t3isp.de/?L=1
ISLAM
General
http://islam.about.com/od/basicbeliefs/p/intro.htm

http://www.introductiontoislam.org/
Sufism:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1s_g4nI4ug
Quran: http://quran.com/
http://al-quran.info/
Tafsir (Commentary on the Quran): http://www.altafsir.com/
Sharia: http://sharia-law.info/
JUDAISM
General
Judaism 101: http://www.jewfaq.org/index.shtml
http://www.rabbishefagold.com/YomKippurTeachings.html
Torah: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Bible/jpstoc.html
Talmud:
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Talmud/talmudtoc.html
Moses Maimonides, The Guide for the Perplexed:
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/maimonides/guide.pdf
The Zohar: http://www.zohar.com/terms/zohar_body/127
Hasidism:
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/baal.html
http://www.chabad.org/generic_cdo/aid/388609/jewish/TheBaal-Shem-Tov.htm

Kabbalah
Secrets of Kabbalah:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuSPtXG5dg
MEDITATION
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inner-worlds-outer-worlds/
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/headandheart.ht
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The World Community for Christian Meditation: http://www.wccm.org/


MESO-AMERICAN RELIGIONS (Olmec, Toltec, Mayan, Aztec, et al.)
http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-religion.html
METHODOLOGY
Max Muller: http://www.sacred-texts.com/sbe/
Joachim Wach: http://www.religion-online.org/showbook.asp?title=578
MYSTICISM
General Western Tradition: http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/mysticism/
NATIVE AMERICAN
http://www.indians.org/articles/native-american-religion.html
http://www.native-languages.org/religion.htm
OTHER RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND PRACTICES
Enuma Elish http://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/stc/index.htm
Confucius http://www.confucius.org/lunyu/lange01.htm
Sweat lodges, saunas, etc.
http://www.cyberbohemia.com/Pages/sweat.htm
On the Elephants Knee: Gurdjieffian Typology
http://www.sacredscience.com/store/commerce.cgi?
page=Elephant.html
Various traditions, http://www.unification.net/ws/theme105.htm
PHYSICAL POSTURES
General (Listed alphabetically by the religious point of view taken)
Evangelical Christian: http://www.kencollins.com/worship/pray-21.htm
Orthodox Christian Hesychasm:
http://www.bogoslov.ru/en/text/2671134.html
Kneeling

http://www.semperficatholic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?
t=14615&sid=5ab132c04db279360bfdc30e8482cb92
http://www.crossroadsinitiative.com/library_article/814/Theology_of_Kn
eeling_Cardinal_Ratzinger.html
PRAYER
http://www.davidcox.com.mx/library/41_prayer.htm
Eastern Orthodox Christian: http://www.orthodoxprayer.org/Jesus
%20Prayer-Articles%20and%20Books.html
RITUAL PRACTICES
Roman Catholic Mass: http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2011/10/thepropers-of-the-mass-then-a/
SANATANA DHARMA (HINDUISM)
General
http://www.himalayanacademy.com/readlearn/basics/nine-beliefs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/
Amman Temple
http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/03/meenakshi-amman-temple-indiasdazzling.html
Kumbh Mela
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgeTIZSwcMQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIhFpNkhD48
Maha Shivaratri
http://www.gonomad.com/4568-maha-shivaratri-in-kathmandu-sadhusgo-wild-in-kathmandu

The Laws of Manu http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/manu/manu02.htm


Hesse, Siddhartha http://www.online-literature.com/hesse/siddhartha/2/
Swami Vivekananda,
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Complete_Works_of_Swami_Vivekana
nda/Volume_3/Bhakti-Yoga/The_Need_of_Guru
Swami Muktananda,
http://www.cosmicharmony.com/Sp/Muktanan/Muktanan.htm#Finding
Sri Aurobindo, http://www.kheper.net/topics/gurus/true_guru.html
(as with everything from www.kheper.net, and as the webmaster
himself says, take all the commentary with a grain of salt; focus on the
passages from the gurus themselves)
Swami Muktananda,
http://www.kheper.net/topics/gurus/Muktananda.htm
(as with everything from www.kheper.net, you can ignore the
commentary on this page, and just read the passage from Muktananda
about his spiritual experiences)
Sri Aurobindo,
http://www.kheper.net/topics/Aurobindo/intermediate_zone.htm
(you can skip the commentary, and just read Aurobindos letter under
the heading The Original Letter this is a brilliant exposition of the
danger of spiritual experiences)
Sri Aurobindo,
http://www.searchforlight.org/secretsofvedasriaurobindoonveda.htm
Sri Swami Sivananda, Karma Yoga
http://www.dlshq.org/teachings/karmayoga.htm
Sri Swami Sivananda, Raja Yoga
http://www.dlshq.org/teachings/rajayoga.htm
Sri Swami Sivananda, Bhakti Yoga,
http://www.dlshq.org/teachings/bhaktiyoga.htm

SHAMANISM
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/shamans/stern-text
http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/Shamans.htm
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bos/bos598.htm

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Roman Catholic Christian: http://rcspiritualdirection.com/blog/
SYNCRETIC RELIGIONS
These are religions, religious movements, and denominations that do
not fit within the category of one particular religion, that combine
elements of various religious traditions, or are otherwise unclassifiable.
http://swami-center.org/
UNIFICATION CHURCH (Rev. Sun Myung Moon)
http://www.readability.com/read?url=http
%3A//www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9517193/The-Rev-SunMyung-Moon.html
VESTMENTS
Eastern Orthodox Christian The Analabos:
http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.com/2010/06/brief-explanationof-symbolism-of.html
FREE (AND LEGAL) RELIGIOUS TEXTS
General
http://www.sacred-texts.com/
Bahai
http://bahai-library.com/
Coptic Orthodox Christian (Pope Shenouda):
http://copticorthodoxy.com/BooksbyPope.aspx
FREE (AND LEGAL) DOCUMENTARIES AND FILMS

Coptic Orthodox Christian: http://vimeo.com/35958589


Eastern Orthodox Christian:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horde_(film)
Shamanism: http://www.pbs.org/splithorn/shamanism.html