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Early Buddhism
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Audio Dhamma
 
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Secular Buddhism
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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.
 
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Buddhism on Air
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Buddhism on Air, hosted by Tenzin Chosang, discusses Buddhism and Buddhist beliefs.
 
Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work.
 
The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
 
Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
 
Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
 
Combining elements of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism with concepts dealing with self discipline, motivation and the power of positive thinking, James Allen's 1910 inspirational book Above Life's Turmoil is a pioneering work in self-help literature. One of the factors that makes the book appealing is that it doesn't purport to be a magic formula that will help you to get whatever you want. Instead, it aims to give the reader self knowledge and self conquest which will ultimately lead to ...
 
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That's Deep Bro
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Christina P. is a comedian with a BA in Philosophy who loves getting deep on all sorts of subjects - cults, buddhism, the meaning of life, music, relationships, parenting, pop culture and farts. TDB covers all the topics you never talk about in every day life - but should. Quit your job, turn off the TV, join an ashram. Let's get weird. It's time for That's Deep Bro.
 
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Dharma Ocean
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Dharma Ocean presents compelling talks by Reggie Ray, a unique and dynamic teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Reggie has a special gift for applying the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. As spiritual director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, Reggie mentors a worldwide community of practitioners committed to meditation as a path of discovering wakefulness in everyday life. His teaching is marked ...
 
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That's Deep Bro
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Christina P. is a comedian with a BA in Philosophy who loves getting deep on all sorts of subjects - cults, buddhism, the meaning of life, music, relationships, parenting, pop culture and farts. TDB covers all the topics you never talk about in every day life - but should. Quit your job, turn off the TV, join an ashram. Let's get weird. It's time for That's Deep Bro.
 
This Podcast covers topics from Law of Attraction, Zen Buddhism, modern Psychology, and Reality Transurfing. This podcast will also have a strong mental health focus. I'm dedicated to helping you manifest dreams, achieve higher levels of peace, and just be an overall happier person. Check my Channel out on YouTube! I have been consciously creating using Law of Attraction techniques for 12 years. I have been a practicing Zen Buddhist for 13 years. Finally I have been (and still am) a psychoth ...
 
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Village Zendo Talks
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Dharma talks on Zen Buddhism from the Village Zendo in New York City.
 
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ODWIRA
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ODWIRA [oh-jee’-rah] is a term from ancient Khanit and Kamit (Nubia and Egypt) meaning ‘purification’. This term is found in Akan culture with the same meaning, as the Akan are directly descendent of the ancient Khanitu (Nubians). ODWIRA, purification, operationalizes Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion. NANASOM, Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion, in its varied expressions (Akan, Yoruba, Ewe, Lozi, Hoodoo, Juju, Voodoo, etc.) animates Afurakani/Afuraitka ...
 
Integrating Buddhism and the 12 Steps of recovery from any addiction. Techniques, principles, tips, reviews, meditations. Based on The 12-Step Buddhist (2009), Perfect Practice (2012) and The Power of Vow (2013) and the newer books, How to Gain Nothing from Buddhist Practice (2016) and The Yoga of Self Compassion (2018). Visit the12stepbuddhist.com for a vast library of teachings, free courses and more. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/the-12-step-buddhist-podcast/support
 
The Immortal Index is A Podcast show discussing Chinese webnovel translations of "Xianxia" and/or "Wuxia" - hosted by @StephenLemieux and produced alongside AfterBuzz TV, Rate and comment for a shout out on on the show; and tell me what you'd like to talk about!Xianxia: a type of Chinese Martial Arts novel genre developed from the Wuxia genre that is heavily influenced by Taoism and Buddhism. ... Contrary to the Wuxia genre, Xianxia novels have more elements of fantasy, complete with magic, ...
 
Jedi Realism RadioWhat is Jedi Realism Radio?Jedi Realism Radio is a blog talk radio show created by Michael Hannigan to promote Jedi Realism in a positive light. What is Jedi RealismJedi Realism is a movement that started back in 1998 that draws inspiration from the Star Wars Universe and applies practical principles and codes for individuals to follow to live a more enriched life. A path that helps individuals to find their own paths within the life while being of service to those within t ...
 
The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view. http://secularbuddhism.org
 
The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.
 
A light weekly podcast covering the history of India, from 6th century B.C. onwards. Enjoying the Podcast? Please consider donating to the Snehal Sidhu-Patrick Memorial Fund (http://tinyurl.com/prkvwll)
 
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The Wright Show
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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
 
The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view. http://secularbuddhism.org
 
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Philosophy Bites
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top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
Alan Watts is one of the most widely read philosophers of the 20th century. In addition to his 28 books, Alan Watts delivered hundreds of public lectures and seminars the recordings of which have been preserved in the archives of the Electronic University. Alan's eldest son Mark Watts has reviewed and cataloged these talks to prepare them for public broadcast. In 2005 Amber Star of Zencast.org created Alan Watts podcast to help disseminate these lectures to a new iPod listening generation . ...
 
The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics. It is is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism. - Excerpted from Wikipedia
 
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The One You Feed
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"This podcast saved my life"- Amy W Conversations about Creating a Life Worth Living. Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.
 
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Audio Dharma
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Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom. To learn more about the Insight Meditation Center, visit our website at http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/.
 
In 2019 The Spirit of Things becomes a new program. Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
 
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Rationally Speaking
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Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding pl ...
 
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Tara Brach
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Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist (mindfulness) meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She is author of Radical Acceptance (2003), and True Refuge (2013). Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. (IMCW), Tara shares a weekly talk on Buddhist teachings and practices. Visit http://www.tarabrach.com for more information. Please support this podcast by donating at http://www.tarabrach.com. Your generosity makes a difference!
 
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enligh ...
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
Our Goal’s to Help Change the World by Helping YOU to Shine Bright! Now one of the top self-help & spirituality shows in 174 countries w/a new inspirational, motivational, spiritual, law of attraction or health-oriented guest DAILY! Plus guided meditations! After overcoming 2 near-death accidents, Host Michael Sandler felt a calling to start a life-changing show to help you live the life of your dreams! Guests Include John Gray, Bob Proctor, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Anthon ...
 
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Sleep Whispers
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Whispered ramblings & readings to help you sleep
 
A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing. Tune in, turn on, and work out.
 
Have you ever wondered how Buddhism and rock music relate? Do you think of an apocalypse when you gaze at a lush courtyard? Listen and learn to “think freer” about the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, our collections, and the big ideas they provoke.
 
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Meaningoflife.tv
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Conversations about philosophy, science, religion and spirituality
 
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Tea With Alice
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Every week Alice Fraser, chronic thinker, comedian, ex lawyer and cambridge graduate drinks tea and solves the world. With a rotating cast of bright and brilliant guests.
 
You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each week, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.
 
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A Buddhist Podcast
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if not you then who - and if not now then when
 
The latest feed from Youth Apologetics Training on SermonAudio.com.
 
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Against the Stream
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Dharma talks by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, and other teachers at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere.
 
Dharma talks from the tradition of Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm and Australian Forest Sangha of monks and nuns presented by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
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The Sivana Podcast
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Join us as we explore the rich culture, philosophies, techniques, and stories from the East that have endured millenniums and continue to enrich the lives of billions in the modern world. Mantras, Meditation, Buddha, yoga, alternative healing, and the Hindu pantheon of gods- we cover it all. We promise you'll quickly realize why the East has been beloved throughout history. Lofty ideas and down-to-earth wisdom make our show inspiring, practical, and even life changing! For daily inspiration, ...
 
Growth Mindset University is where leaders go to learn the lessons they should have learned in school but didn't so that they can take control of their lives while fulfilling their visions of success. Join 21-year-old author and serial entrepreneur Jordan Paris as he shares inspiring stories and valuable lessons in human behavior, marketing, health, psychology, and more by talking with the brightest business minds, world-class athletes, and other influential thought leaders.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Critical Theory about their New Books
 
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Talking Tea
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Podcasts exploring tea and tea culture
 
Phillip Moffitt is co-guiding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the founder of the Life Balance Institute. He teaches vipassana (insight) meditation and is the author of two books: "Dancing with Life," which explores the Four Noble Truths, and "Emotional Chaos to Clarity." More information can be found at: www.dharmawisdom.org.
 
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FREDTalks
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FREDTalks presents ideas worth sharing through podcasts on leadership, education, and technology.
 
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Since the 1970s, mindfulness has become a widespread practice, used in business, hospitals, schools and the gym, going well beyond its original Hindu and Buddhist settings. So what’s happened to the spiritual content as mindfulness has gone mainstream?
 
As an intellectual oddball in the early 20th century, Walter Benjamin appears to have been a precursor of the cross-disciplinary hybrid thinkers we celebrate today. Was he the first multimedia journalist?
 
Ajahn Khemavaro gives a talk on the subject of observing the emotional states of the mind as they arise and pass and how we can let go of attachment to these states and develop peace and stillness in the mind. A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5cADRIWHxU (YouTube Cha ...…
 
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February 10, 2019 Enkyo Roshi asks how we can embody the compassion of Avalokiteshvara. Like reaching behind ourselves for the pillow in the night, we respond with the whole body, giving and receiving.
 
Buddhism on Air, hosted by Tenzin Chosang, discusses Buddhism and Buddhist beliefs.
 
Introduction to Buddhism 3 of 4By contact@simpletouchsoftware.com (Alan Watts).
 
Ajahn Brahm addresses the question of whether our future will be directed more by science or religion. Read the paper attached by Ajahn Brahm based on this talk about Buddhism and Science. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast. Please support the BSWA ...…
 
Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for about half an hour. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. ...…
 
Spiritual Reparenting (a favorite from the archives) - When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other forms of suffering. In a deep way, we do not feel at home with others. We are disconnected from our own body, heart and spirit. This talk explores how meditation offers “spiri ...…
 
54777: 2019-02-15 Kamala Masters: Dharma Talk - Compassion for Oneself and Others (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
54777: 2019-02-15 Kamala Masters: Dharma Talk - Compassion for Oneself and Others (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
Back on the podcast for the second time in two years is Alex Hertel-Fernandez. You might recall his last book Politics at Work which examined the way employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and public policy. Alex is back with his latest, State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, an ...…
 
The law does things, writes David Ray Papke, and it says things, and if we are talking about poor Americans, especially those living in big cities, what it does and says combine to function as powerfully oppressive forces that can much more likely be counted on to do harm than good. Join us as we discuss Papke's book Containment and Contagion: ...…
 
Pride and arrogance cause all sorts of problems in life – for those who have to put up with it AND for those who are purveyors of it! Ajahn Brahm talks about the many manifestations of conceit, and the cure to conceit and arrogance: humility. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podca ...…
 
Inventors, veterinarians and parents, Greg dickens and Dr Guen Bradbury talk over tea and water about the decline in insect populations, the differences in diagnostic approaches of veterinarians vs doctors, and how to process statistical likelihoods of death and happiness.
 
I had the privilege of spending Valentine's day with Rachel Starr (@RachelStarr), the biggest pornstar in the world. I asked some tough questions. In this preview, I ask her why in the world she chose to be a pornstar. The full 2-hour conversation will be available Monday (2/18/19) in podcast format, while the vlog will be posted to YouTube in ...…
 
If you’ve ever struggled to get things right, but wanted a second chance then do we have the we’re pregnant again, power of a do-over show for you! Today we’ll talk about overcoming fears, getting back on the horse, and trying again, until you get things right. The Power of the Do-Over Self-Improvement & Self-Help Topics Include: How Jessica to ...…
 
Meditation: Relaxing Back into Living Presence - When we are lost in thoughts our mind contracts, our body tightens and we disconnect from true openheartedness. The pathway home is through “relaxing back” and reopening our attention to our senses, relaxing through our body, and gently contacting the felt sense in our heart. By repeatedly relaxi ...…
 
Max’s on-the-ground observations at political rallies in Caracas … A brief history of Venezuelan politics, from Chavez to now … Who’s responsible for the suffering of the Venezuelan people? … Why didn’t AOC defend her colleague Ilhan Omar against charges of anti-Semitism? … How Obama’s sanctions paved the way for Trump’s broader economic assaul ...…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Law of Attraction New Manifestation. In this episode I'm sharing my personal meditation practice in detail. I'm also discussing how your can use this type of meditation to boost your manifesting POWER. Hope you find this helpful! Don't forget to check out the companion YouTube channel called Drea ...…
 
54765: 2019-02-14 Tempel Smith: 2nd Foundation of Mindfulness - Vedana (Feeling Tone) (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
54765: 2019-02-14 Tempel Smith: 2nd Foundation of Mindfulness - Vedana (Feeling Tone) (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
54763: 2019-02-14 James Baraz: Day 12 - Brahma Vihara Practice - Metta for Difficult Persons (part 2) & All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
54763: 2019-02-14 James Baraz: Day 12 - Brahma Vihara Practice - Metta for Difficult Persons (part 2) & All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
 
With a career path made for movies, Steve Jordan was launched into the world of health and fitness by rehabilitating himself after a traumatic brain injury in 1994. His holistic approach using his mind and body created a miraculous recovery that Dr's and people are in awe of. Steve found his passion in this life-changing experience to create mi ...…
 
Ajahn Appi started with an in-depth explanation of meditation for beginners. He outlined many of the benefits that can be gained from a regular meditation practice, such as peacefulness and a resistance to stress, anger, anxiety and many of the garden variety feelings that we as humans encounter in our daily lives. Ajahn continued his explanati ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm reflects upon the causes of conflict in the world, and offers a Buddhist approach to resolving conflict within society, and within ourselves. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for about half an hour. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01- ...…
 
Reclaim your menstrual cycle as a time to slow down and make space for healing. Today’s guest, naturopathic doctor Cassandra Wilder, invites us to remember the sacred significance of menstruation. Get ready to shift your perspective around your period and learn many practical tips. Cassandra offers us 4 natural ways we can alleviate common symp ...…
 
If you’ve ever wanted to feel more love in your heart and spirit all around you, then do we have the special show for you! Today I’ll be talking with Radhanath Swami a world-renowned spiritual leader and the best-selling author of The Journey Home, Autobiography of an American Swami, and the author of one of my new favorite spiritual books, The ...…
 
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