Which Ancient Religion Does Your Spirit Belong To?
Which do you feel better represents how you perceive spirituality?
Does your spirituality lean more toward Religion or Philosophy?
What is Meditation to you?
Does Reincarnation speak to you on a spiritual level?
Which of these dwellings would you most like to call home?
Which of these do you look to for spiritual guidance?
For you, which of these words is synonymous with the term "Spirituality"?
Do you find Patterns to be a large part of history, and your own life?
Which of these pieces of artwork speaks to you?
And Finally... For you, Is Spirituality looking inward, outward, or achieving balance?
Exotic and Bold, your spiritual connection to patterns aligns you most with the Egyptian ways of religion. With a spiritual mindset that wavers between monotheistic and polytheistic, your spirituality is more about grasping the patterns, mechanics, and meaning of life in broad scope - rather than adhering to any specific ideals. For you, great importance is placed upon the quality of this journey - this life - and what it will lead to for the afterlife and beyond.
"The Egyptians saw time in the present as a series of recurring patterns, whereas the earliest periods of time were linear. Myths are set in these earliest times, and myth sets the pattern for the cycles of the present. Present events repeat the events of myth, and in doing so renew maat, the fundamental order of the universe. Amongst the most important episodes from the mythic past are the creation myths, in which the gods form the universe out of primordial chaos; the stories of the reign of the sun god Ra upon the earth; and the Osiris myth, concerning the struggles of the gods Osiris, Isis, and Horus against the disruptive god Set." - Egyptian Mythology via Wikipedia
Emotional and Ritualistic, your spirit is aligned with the Greek way of religion. Whether you credit it with any meaning or not, Astrology has always had a profound impact on your life, as has the scientific implications of Astronomy. Your spirituality reaches outward to heroic figures and the stars above in order to achieve balance in everything from power & wealth to relationships & peace of mind. Your emotional responses and everyday habits are heavily ritualistic - as was the religion of the Greek and Roman peoples. You also find great solace in celebrations, social interaction, and your mood will reflect the atmosphere therein.
"Along with the sacrificial rites, which were a primary form of Greek and Roman worship, both religions placed a high importance on festivals and rituals.Similarly, the Greeks and Romans relied to a large extent on divination, or the interpretation of signs believed to come from the gods. Special classes of people read these signs based on observations of things like bird calls, weather events or animal entrails. Ordinary citizens could also question the gods directly at sacred places called oracles." - Discovery.com
Intuitive with nature-based faith, Your spirit is aligned with the Earth and the ways of the Druids. Adventurous and reflective, to you spirituality concerns the here and now and not what is to follow. Nature is your temple, and if meditation is not already a large part of your spirituality we greatly recommend it becoming so. As a religion focused around nature, Druidism's ceremonies are organized around the two solstices, the two equinoxes and the 13 lunar cycles.
"A strongly nature-based religion, Druidism emerged from the practices of shamanism and sorcery in prehistoric times. A major theme of Druidism is that all actions should be guided by doing no harm, even to oneself. Aside from harming the Earth or others, the Druids hold that there is no sin. According to the Druids, humans are just a small part of the Earth, which in turn is a single living being inhabited by gods and spirits of all kinds.Although early Christians attempted to suppress Druidism due to its polytheistic pagan beliefs and accused its followers of practicing cruel sacrifices, the Druids were actually a peaceful people who worshipped more through meditation and reflection than sacrificial acts. Any sacrifices were usually done on animals, which were then used for food." - Discovery.com
Wise and Stoic, your spirituality is aligned with the Hindu religion. Balance and inner peace, for you, is achieved through daily happiness and doing right not only by others but by yourself as well. A large part of your spirituality is the regard of Karma and all of its implications. Karma is directly reflected through your actions, and has a direct impact on reincarnation - another aspect of spirituality you may be in tune with.
"Technically not a single religion, the term Hinduism actually refers to a number of similar beliefs and practices that originated in India. An overarching theme of Hinduism is the quest for "moksha," the idea of karma and the belief in reincarnation. According to Hindu thought, humans have an eternal soul that is continually reborn in many forms according to their actions in previous lives. Karma describes the consequences that result from these actions, and Hinduism teaches that individuals can improve their karma through prayer, sacrifice and various other forms of spiritual, psychological and physical disciplines. Ultimately, by following the right paths, a Hindu may be released from rebirth and achieve moksha." - Discovery.com
Kind and thoughtful, your spirit is in line with the practices of Buddhism. More at peace with philosophy than religion, your spirituality rests within wells of knowledge and wisdom. You have a deep appreciation for life and the makings of our reality. For you, knowledge is sacred - as are acts of kindness and sincerity. Buddhism centers on happiness and wisdom, and the sanctity of inner peace - all things you hold in high regard.
"Underpinning all of Buddhist thought are the Four Noble Truths:
All existence is pain.
All pain is caused by human cravings.
Detachment from craving will end pain.
There is an eightfold path that leads to the end of pain.
Buddhism avoids paying much attention to deities, but places great importance on self-discipline, meditation and compassion. It is through these avenues that its followers achieve the equivalent of a spiritual union with higher powers. As a result, Buddhism is sometimes regarded more as a philosophy than a religion [source: Losch]." - Discovery.com
Strong and independent, your spirituality aligns with that of Norse Mythology. Like the Norse Germanic people and their Gods, you place great emphasis on independence, stability, and spiritual power. In tune with nature and the surrounding cosmos, your ideals lend themselves to heroes of legend and modern idols of which you may take inspiration and seek solace with. For you, spirituality is equated directly with personal strength, serenity, and the importance of self-identity.
"The cosmos in Norse mythology consist of Nine Worlds that flank a central cosmological tree, Yggdrasil. Units of time and elements of the cosmology are personified as deities or beings. Various forms of a creation myth are recounted, where the world is created from the flesh of the primordial being Ymir, and the first two humans are Ask and Embla. These worlds are foretold to be reborn after the events of Ragnarök, when an immense battle occurs between the gods and their enemies, and the world is enveloped in flames, only to be reborn anew. There the surviving gods will meet, and the land will be fertile and green, and two humans will repopulate the world." - via Wikipedia
Curious and existential, your spirituality aligns itself with the ancient ways of the Mayan people. For you, spirituality is defined by the world around you, and how you interpret said world as an individual. Like the Mayans, you seek to categorize and "make sense" of every aspect of life, and in some ways this is the core of your spirituality. This philosophical approach to spirituality allows you to feel connected to not only your surroundings, but to your greater purpose on this Earth.
"In Maya narrative, the origin of many natural and cultural phenomena is set out, often with the moral aim of defining the ritual relationship between mankind and its environment. In such a way, one finds explanations about the origin of the heavenly bodies (Sun and Moon, but also Venus, the Pleiades, the Milky Way); the mountain landscape; clouds, rain, thunder and lightning; wild and tame animals; the colours of the maize; diseases and their curative herbs; agricultural instruments; the steam bath, etc." - via Wikipedia