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Shinto Kojiki Verses on Divine Creation

Shinto means the Way of the Gods. It is a traditional, indigenous belief system with no revered founder, regarding all things as having their own spiritual divinity. Revering the deities, or kami, inherent in the natural environment, the followers of Shinto recognize that spirits are present in plants, animals, oceans, waterfalls, land, mountains, and even […]

February 7th

Verses and Images on Daoism, Nature, Yin, and Yang

Although the Chinese government banned Daoism in 20th century China, the practice is no longer banned and monasteries are re-establishing all over China. It is this very process of reconciliation, reintegration, and renewal of respect for all people that EdenKeeper is celebrating in this Saturday series on sacred scriptures. Life on Earth is an all-encompassing […]

January 31st

Confucius on Heaven, Earth, and Humanity

Continuing with EdenKeeper’s Saturday series on creation and nature in Sacred Scriptures, this week’s focus is on Confucius and Confucianism. The Analects, Mencius, The Great Learning, and The Doctrine of the Mean are the four books commonly referred to as the Confucian Canon. Three of the four books within the Confucian Canon are traditionally attributed […]

January 24th

An Islamic Ice Angels Festival

Ice sculptures are great for evoking the nippy, crispy air of snow-blown days, and what better choice for the transient statues than ethereal angels? Captured for just a moment in time, the fascinating play of light and shadow, water and ice is exquisite, capturing our imaginations together with the angels. As the weather warms and […]

January 19th

Jainism’s Tattvartha Sutra Verses on Creation

All over the world, we are beginning to appreciate that interfaith environmental activism is a brilliant vehicle for building peace. Joining together in common interest for conservation of Earth’s natural resources provides a level field from which to form new relationships. EdenKeeper’s Saturday series on creation and nature in Sacred Scriptures is based on the […]

January 17th

Hinduism Verses of God, Creation, and Mother Nature

In EdenKeeper’s Saturday exploration of sacred scriptures related to the environment, nature, the Creator, and creation, this week we turn to Hinduism for beautiful inspiration and appreciation. Certainly it is an oversimplification to skim wikipedia for a brief concept of Hinduism, but in my attempt to gain familiarity, I hope my meager effort will be […]

January 10th

Sikh Hymns Illuminate Creation and Creator

Highly venerated, the Guru Granth Sahib is the central religious text of Sikhism. It is regarded by Sikhs to be the “living” embodiment of the light, or “jyot” of the ten Sikh gurus, and is considered as the final and perpetual guru. Composed between 1469 and 1708, the Guru Granth Sahib is a collection of […]

December 20th

Creation in the Christian New Testament Bible

There’s only one Earth, and to protect it from the damages that human beings are inflicting upon it, we must compel ourselves and each other to work together. Adopting a common purpose to protect our environment among people who are widely differing may not seem like an easy task. But understanding and accepting people with […]

December 13th