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This is what Shinto Sacred Objects mean to me

The words sacred and sacred object are sometimes confused.While some use the word to mean both sacred and holy, the two are very different.Sacred objects, like the shrine at the Buddhist temple of Shinto in Shizuoka, are a combination of the two, and their meaning depends on the context in which they are used.A shrine […]

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“It’s Time for a ‘Spiritual’ Reflection on the Sacred Objects of Tibet”

In this episode of The Next Week, host Chris Hardwick explores the spiritual dimension of sacred objects in Tibetan Buddhism and the way that Tibetan Buddhism is viewed by Westerners.The show is produced by a collaborative effort between The New School, New American University, and the University of Michigan.This episode is sponsored by the National […]

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When a giant serpent comes to life on the moon

Posted March 03, 2019 08:29:52In ancient mythology, the serpent’s appearance on the surface of the moon has been described as a symbol of fertility and rebirth.In modern times, however, the symbolism is much more complex and has evolved in different cultures.Some people believe that the serpent represents the ancient serpent god.Others believe that it represents […]

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Why are so many religious sites in the US protected?

Catholic Charities, a major Catholic charity, said the decision to remove all its sites from the national monuments would help the Catholic Church address the issues surrounding sexual abuse, but added it had not yet decided whether to stay or leave.It said it had a “deep concern” about the decisions.“The decision to withdraw from protected […]

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