Category: Christianity

#35 Thales and the Milesian School

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We head at last to Ancient Greece, and look at the attempts of Thales to challenge the miasma of his time.
We also discuss how he agreed with (or perhaps even originated the ideas of) Genesis in a way that modern Christians generally don’t.
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#33 Dead Sea Scrolls

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(Image of the cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in Qumran, via BBC.)

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed that Jesus and Christianity were much less unique developments than previously thought. In this episode we start to explore these ancient documents and what they can tell us about the origins of both Christianity and Judaism. https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/dead-sea-scrolls

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#27 The Heretics Bible: Genesis I

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Fifth Day of Creation (from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle) By Hartmann Schedel – Self-scannedlanguage: Latin, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=899075

The Book of Genesis disagrees in many ways with both modern Christianity and modern Judaism. It also incorporates many earlier traditions, including those of Mesopotamia, and even China. This is the originally intended first episode of the Heretics Podcast (before we got sidetracked).

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Shamanic Dance [Real vs. Fake] – The Spirit Dance Part 2

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Yaohnanen tribesmen show pictures of 2007 visit with Prince Philip
By Christopher Hogue Thompson – Personal Picture, CC BY-SA 3.0,
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Our sister podcast, Woven Energy, has just released a new episode that I think Heretics listeners would enjoy because it has lots of fascinating insights into religions and spirit dance. In this episode you’ll learn about:

  1. Yan Yi – a spirit dance tradition from Malaysia which is taught alongside the martial art of Xing Yi.
  2. What the terms Qi, Shen, Xin and Yi mean in Damon’s martial teaching and how they are expressed in Yan Yi.
  3. How to tell real from fake spirit dance.
  4. The Tanna island in the Pacific and the strange John Frum religious tradition that evolved there.
  5. What Cargo Cults are and what the Prince Philip Movement is.
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#26 The Nestorian Christian Heresy and the Women who ran the Mongol Empire (Kublai Khan pt. 1)

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Tului With Queen Sorgaqtani. Rashid al-Din – Rashid al-Din, “Djami al-Tawarikh”, 14th century. Reproduction in Genghis Khan et l’Empire Mongol by Jean-Paul Roux, collection “Découvertes Gallimard” (nº 422), série Histoire.

Two powerful women, one a christian of the Nestorian Heresy, ran the Mongol Empire in the years before Kublai and his elder brother Mongke became Great Khans.

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