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Pagans

Pagans

Is paganism a living tradition with roots deep in prehistory or just a collection of superstitions, magic tricks and witches' spells? Pagans explores the origins, history and beliefs of Europe's ancient religions. Sexy Beasts - Looks back to a time before sex was...

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The Big Silence

The Big Silence

Abbot Christopher Jamison, a Benedictine monk, believes that he can teach five ordinary people the value of silent meditation, as practised by monks in monasteries, so they can make it part of their everyday lives. He sets up a three-month experiment to test out...

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The Buddha

The Buddha

This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of...

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The History of Angels

The History of Angels

Documentary about the history of angels, and their influence on humankind and society both in the past and in modern times. Includes interviews and information about peoples personal experience with angels, such as spirit guides. The origin of angels in history is...

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The History of the Devil

The History of the Devil

The History of the Devil is wickedly good, informative and concise. A no-frills Welsh film produced in association with SBS Australia and distributed by Siren Visual, it’s roughly 52 minutes in length and packs a fair dinkum amount of history into its slender running...

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Cults: Dangerous Devotion

Cults: Dangerous Devotion

The dark and dangerous world of cults has long been a source of both fascination and fear. What attracts followers to cults and, more importantly, what makes them stay? In this special feature-length documentary, journey behind closed doors into a secret world where...

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The Secrets of Scientology

The Secrets of Scientology

This is a very disturbing video documentary for the BBC programme Panorama, by reporter John Sweeney. BBC reporter John Sweeney's last investigation into the Church of Scientology resulted in an explosive confrontation with church officials. This time, in a Panorama...

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The Zen Mind

The Zen Mind

Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism. The Japanese word Zen is derived from the Chinese word Chán, which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyana, which means meditation or meditative state. Zen emphasizes experiential prajna in the attainment of...

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Discovering Religion

Discovering Religion

Welcome to Discovering Religion - an original series on the discrepancies between a literalistic belief in religious mythologies and the cold, hard facts of evolution and 21st Century scientific discoveries of the Earth and Universe. Here is an excerpt from the YouTube...

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Oh My God

Oh My God

Oh My God asks people from all walks of life, from celebrities, to the religious, to atheists and the common Man - the question - What is God? Peter Rodger did an excellent job on this movie. It was enlightening to see how all the different believers of various...

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The Story of Lord Buddha

The Story of Lord Buddha

The Buddha, the founder of the great religious philosophy of Buddhism, lived in North India over two thousand and five hundred years ago and was known as Siddhattha (Siddhartha = one whose purpose has been achieved). Gotama (Sanskrit= Gautama) was his family name. His...

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