Priesthood
A priest or priestess (feminine) (from Greek πρεσβύτερος presbýteros through Latin presbyter, "elder"), is a person authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory ag...
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Vedic priesthood
Priests of the Vedic religion are officiants of the yajna service. As persons trained for the ritual and proficient in its practice, they were called ṛtvij ("regularly-sacrificing"). As members of a...
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Druid
A druid (Irish: Druí; Welsh: Derwydd) was a member of the educated, professional class among the Celtic peoples of Gaul, Britain, Ireland, and possibly elsewhere during the Iron Age. The drui...
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Kohen
Kohen or cohen (or kohain; Hebrew: כֹּהֵן, "priest", pl. כֹּהֲנִים kohanim) is the Hebrew word for priest. Jewish kohanim are traditionally believed and halakhically required to be of direct patriline...
Priesthood of all believers
The universal priesthood or the priesthood of all believers is a Lutheran doctrine stating that ordinary Christians share a common priesthood. The exact meaning of this belief and its implications va...
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Priesthood (Catholic Church)
The ministerial orders of the Roman Catholic Church are those of bishop, presbyter (more commonly called priest in English), and deacon. The ordained priesthood and the common priesthood (or priesthoo...
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Shamans
Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and ch...
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Medicine man
A medicine man or medicine woman is a traditional healer and spiritual leader among American Indians (the Native Americans in the United States and the First Nations in Canada). The terms are also use...
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Astuvansalmi rock paintings
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (Finnish: Astuvansalmen kalliomaalaukset) are located in Ristiina, Southern Savonia, Finland at the shores of the lake Yövesi, which is a part of the large lake Sa...
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Shamanism in Europe
Shamanism is a wide umbrella term for spiritual or ecstatic practices in pre-modern societies in the absence of organized religion.In prehistoric Europe, reconstruction of religious practices affords ...
Priestly Blessing
The priestly blessing or priestly benediction, (Hebrew: ברכת כהנים‎; translit. birkat kohanim), also known as raising of the hands (Hebrew nesiat kapayim), or Dukhanen (from the Yiddish word duk...
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Passover Seder Plate
The Passover Seder Plate Hebrew: ke'ara (קערה) is a special plate containing symbolic foods eaten or displayed at the Passover Seder.
Each of the six items arranged so on the plate has special sig...
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Bat-Kohen
The daughter of a priest, or in Rabbinic terminology daughter of a kohen, (Hebrew: בת כהן‎ bat kohen) holds a special status which is governed by special regulations in the Hebrew Bible and rabb...
Sami shamanism
Sami shamanism is shamanism as practiced by the Sami people. Though they vary considerably from region to region within Sápmi, traditional Sámi beliefs consist of three intertwining elements: animi...
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Priestly divisions
The priestly divisions or sacerdotal courses (Hebrew: mishmar (מִשְׁמָר)) are ritual work groups in Judaism originally formed during the reign of King David in the 10th century BCE as documented in th...
Priesthood (Ancient Israel)
The priesthood of Ancient Israel was the class of male individuals, who, according to the Hebrew Bible, were patrilineal descendants from Aaron (the elder brother of Moses), who served in the Tabernac...
Pidyon haben
The pidyon haben (Hebrew: פדיון הבן‎) or redemption of the first-born son is a mitzvah in Judaism whereby a Jewish firstborn son is "redeemed" by use of silver coins from his birth-state of sanc...
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Ritual of oak and mistletoe
The ritual of oak and mistletoe is a Celtic religious ceremony, in which white-clad druids climbed a sacred oak, cut down the mistletoe growing on it, sacrificed two white bulls and used the mistletoe...
Shamanism in Siberia
Shamanism represents a large minority in Northern Asia, particularly Siberia, which is regarded by some as the heartland of shamanism. It is inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups, many of whom obser...
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Taliesin
Taliesin (fl. 6th century; (/ˌtæliˈɛsɨn/; [talˈjɛsɪn]) was an early Brythonic poet of Sub-Roman Britain whose work has possibly survived in a Middle Welsh manuscript, the Book of Taliesin. Taliesin wa...
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Threefold death
The threefold death, which is suffered by kings, heroes, and gods, is a putatively Proto-Indo-European theme – although it is attested in medieval accounts of Celtic and Germanic mythology and archaeo...
Imitation of sounds in shamanism
Shamanism in various cultures shows great diversity. In some cultures, shamanic music may intentionally mimic natural sounds, sometimes with onomatopoiea. Imitation of natural sounds may also serve ot...