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An outpost of ancient Egyptian religion in present-day Brooklyn

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A small group in Brooklyn sees the skyscrapers in Manhattan and think of the great pyramids of ancient Egypt.

Prepared for Grief & More: what Gabrielle Roth did for me

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Renowned for her dance and movement meditation practice 5Rhythms, Roth passed away October 22, 2012.

Spirituality in an East Harlem spa

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Many spas combine physical renewal & an Eastern or New Age spirituality. Soluna Holitic Spa also draws upon Puerto Rican & African spiritualities.

Gnostic missionary in Washington Heights

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  “We are going to wake our consciousness,” announced Antonio Perez to his three students, “To succeed, we need to learn the higher level of thinking, which is not to think. We need to stop being slaves to our minds.” The attentive adults nodded their heads in agreement as Perez hung each word in the […]

A Japanese American’s journey from auto thief to PK in the Holy Land

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Yamashita looks like trouble. A stocky man who enjoys weight lifting, tattoos, cars, and West Coast hip-hop, 32 year-old Yamashita does not seem like the “religious type.”

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 2: the Fujianese

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Fujian is a coastal province in China that is north of Gwangdong and across from Taiwan. In 1995 and even 2004 the Fujianese were not a significant presence in Sunset Park. Now, the Fujianese seem overwhelmingly present. About one-fourth of the foreign born residents of Sunset Park are Chinese. Besides Fujian, Cantonese immigrants continue to […]

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