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‘The Buddha of Borneo’ is about to be a hit movie, and we’re all excited about it

A Bornean Buddhist sacred object is set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.The film is called “The Buddha’s Birth” and stars Borneans and international stars in a story set on the island of Bali, Indonesia, during the 12th century.The festival announced the movie in February and plans to […]

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What to look for when studying Native American sacred objects

JESUIT sacred objects is an online journal covering sacred objects across a variety of disciplines, including animal husbandry, religious artifacts, animal medicine, and sacred plants.The journal’s first issue was published in March 2018, and the publication is now available for free online.We asked the journal’s editor, Andrew Dufault, to share what to look out for […]

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How to recognize the origins of the Egyptian gods

By now you’ve heard about the myth that Egyptians worshiped a single Egyptian god, the god of fire.There’s also the story of a god who was supposed to be a descendent of Osiris, and a god whose body was used in the funerary rites of the gods.What you may not know about the origins or […]

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Which are the best ancient Japanese sacred objects?

By MICHAEL BROWNSTEINAssociated PressAn ancient Japanese Buddhist artifact, a sacred viking object and a Japanese Buddhist shrine are among the objects most frequently featured in the crossword puzzle and sacred object crosswords.The artifacts have been identified by the Japanese Buddhist organization known as the Baha’I International Institute of Religion.According to the group’s website, the artifacts […]

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