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Spiritual Traditions & Communities

(CSP does not preferentially endorse any religious tradition or organization.)

Writings
A Question of Balance: Health and Pathology in New Religious Movements
    by Frances Vaughan

Traditions
Native American Spirituality
Shamanism
    Overview, definitions and bibliography *

Entheogen Using Traditions
The Native American Church [NAC]
The Peyote Way Church *
Rastafarian Church *
Santo Daime *
Uniao do Vegetal *

Recommended Readings
Schaefer, Stacy B., and Peter T. Furst. The People of the Peyote: Huichol Indian History, Religion, & Survival. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Smith, Huston. World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1958, 1994.

Links
Online Noetic Network *

[* denotes an offsite source]



BAHA'I
"Blessed are those who prefer others
before themselves."

-- Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, 71

BUDDHISM
"Hurt not others in ways that you
yourself would find hurtful."

-- Udana-Varga, 5:18

CHRISTIANITY
"Always treat others as you would like
them to treat you."

-- Jesus, Matthew 7:12

CONFUCIANISM
"Do not unto others what you would
not have them do unto you."

-- Analects 15:23

HINDUISM
"This is the sum of all duty: do not do
to others what would cause pain if
done to you."

-- Mahabharata 5:1517

ISLAM
"No one of you is a believer until
you desire for another that which
you desire for yourself"

-- Sunnah

JAINISM
"In happiness and suffering, in joy
and grief, regard all creatures as
you would regard your own self."

-- Lord Mahavir 24th Tirthankara

JUDAISM
"What is hateful to you, do not do
to your neighbor, That is the entire
Torah; all the rest is commentary."

-- Talmud, Shabbat 31a

NATIVE AMERICAN
"Respect for all life is the foundation"

-- The Great Law of Peace

SIKHISM
"Be not estranged from another for
God dwells in every heart."

-- Sri Guru Granth Sahib

ZOROASTRIANISM
"Human nature is good only when it
does not do unto another whatever
is no good for its own self."

-- Dadistan-i-Dinik, 94:5

WICCAN
"Everything you do, whether positive
or negative, is returned to you
threefold."

-- The Threefold Law

after the Interfaith Center*
San Francisco, CA


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