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Central Texts

Many religions today involve central canonical texts containing the teachings of the faith. These texts may contain history, statements of beliefs, ethical guidelines and other information of prime importance to believers.
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Rastafari Book Recommendations and Reviews
Are you familiar with books connected with the Rastafari Movement? Your reviews and opinions are valued by other readers! Please submit your recommendations and reviews, positive or negative, here.

Rastafari Texts
While Rastafari is heavily influenced by Judeo-Christian beliefs, it developed largely as a racial movement among the blacks of Jamaica which looked to Africa and Ethiopia as the Promised Land. As such, the texts commonly embraced by Rastas look to Ethiopian culture and other Afrocentric works.

Books by Marsilio Ficino
Marsilio Ficino reintroduced many of the works and ideas of Plato to Renaissance Europe. His works helped revive Neoplatonic studies in Europe, which profoundly influenced the development of the Western Occult Tradition. Sources are in English unless otherwise noted.

Ocean World Religions Free Research Library
This site provides a free, downloadable compendium of over 1000 religious texts from a variety of world religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, the Baha'i Faith, and Taoism.

Baha'i Faith Sacred Texts
A collection of texts central to the Baha'i Faith, including some of the works of the Bab, Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi.

The Avesta And Other Central Zoroastrian Texts
The surviving fragments of the Avesta, including hymns, mythology, and liturgy, in the original Avestan language as well as English and German translations. Also includes additional Zoroastrian texts.

The Principia Discordia
The central text of the Discordians, also sometimes referred to as Erisians.

What We Believe by Ernest Holmes, 1927, Part Two
"What We Believe" is part of a book called The Science of Mind. It was written by Ernest Holmes in 1927 and is the foundation of the religious school of thought now known as Science of Mind or Religious Science. This is part two.

What We Believe by Ernest Holmes, 1927, Part One
"What We Believe" is part of a book called The Science of Mind. It was written by Ernest Holmes in 1927 and is the foundation of the religious school of thought now known as Science of Mind or Religious Science. This is part one.

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