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  • One day after my wife and I purchased a new SUV in Thailand, we decided to get it blessed by a Buddhist monk. In this article, I explain why the vehicle was blessed and then describe the interesting ritual involved.

    What Is a Buddhist Car Blessing Like?

    What Is a Buddhist Car Blessing Like?

    by Paul Richard Kuehn6

  • Death can be a celebration of life, or a means to help the soul pass. Everyone has their own way to deal with grief. This article explores how cultures around the world handle death.

    How Cultures Around the World Handle Death

    How Cultures Around the World Handle Death

    by Lain Golden1

  • So much faith and perfection is put into these ceremonies that even one slip of the tongue in a recitation, one omission of a word, one stumble in a dance, can discredit the performer and bring misfortune for the entire village and a failed crop for the year.

    Ancient Hopi Rituals and Ceremonies

    Ancient Hopi Rituals and Ceremonies

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns33

  • Who were the Neanderthals? Were they related to us? How were they different from us?

    Who Were the Neanderthals?

    Who Were the Neanderthals?

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt5

  • Ghana has myths ingrained in its society and directs the way of life and behavior of its people. Some of these myths have evidence to back them up and serve as sacred and tourist attraction sites.

    Six Amazing Ghanaian Myths and Legends

    Six Amazing Ghanaian Myths and Legends

    by Charles Nuamah2

  • Japan's association with the land and its peasant classes has been an element which has defined Japanese identity, but was constructed rather than organic to Japan.

    The Peasant and Japanese National Identity

    The Peasant and Japanese National Identity

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Cave paintings of Lascaux are some of the earliest visual demonstrations of art created by people living in the Paleolithic era.

    Cave Paintings of Lascaux

    Cave Paintings of Lascaux

    by Niina Niskanen0

  • In August 2014, our home in Thailand was blessed by nine Buddhist monks. After examining why homes are blessed, this article describes the ceremony conducted in the presence of family and friends.

    Blessings for Our Home: A Buddhist Ceremony

    Blessings for Our Home: A Buddhist Ceremony

    by Paul Richard Kuehn2

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