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The website aims to show the possible origin of religion through a ‘uniquely’ human process which has links to the seclusion of girls at puberty. It also advocates the view that the Paleolithic Venus figurines are related to these puberty rites and hence, the prehistoric Venus figurines may carry a much larger meaning. Thus, Religion is something more than a throwback from our animal past.

Witches, Shamans & the Girls at Puberty

The possible nexus between the girls’ puberty rites, the origin of Venus figurines, the witch cult in Western Europe and shamanism in Eastern Europe and Asia is discussed. It is a possibility that the Venus figurines can be associated with both the girl’s puberty rites and the hunting magic. Continue reading

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The Legacy of Sathya Sai Baba

The Legacy of Sathya Sai Baba is an article looking at the teachings and life of the Indian Guru- Sathaya Sai Baba from the authour’s personal point of view. It evaluates him as a spiritual leader who strive to convince the populace the importance of the unity of among the diversity of religions. Continue reading

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About An Everyday Miracle: Reasoning by Rule of Thumb Logic

This is a post I wanted to write for a long time but kept postponing.  Perhaps, this is about letting my imagination break loose. One reason for the slackness is the fact that this is not my current research interest. … Continue reading

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Is Self-Representation Hypothesis about Venus Figurines tenable?

(The following is based on a reply by the administrator of www.thelureofnoma.com to a comment on the post Are the Paleolithic Venus Figurines telling us about the puberty rites?) The self-representation hypothesis is an ingenious interpretation of Venus figurines and … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Venuses & Puberty Rites

This post simply contains a PDF copy of the paper “Prehistoric Venuses and Puberty Rites” for those who are interested Continue reading

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Is calling Paleolithic Venuses pornography justifiable?

In a recent personal communication, Dr James Harrod ( www.originsnet.org) mentioned me about his dismay at some parties describing Hohle Fels figurine discovered by Prof. Conrad as the world’s oldest ‘pornography’ . In my mind, his opinion on this is … Continue reading

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Has Islam again failed the moderate Muslims?

Life is something extremely precious and not to be treated with contempt and disregard. Every one of us loves our dear life and likes to see our kith and kin grow old with us. None of us are just there … Continue reading

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NOMA & Seclusion of Girls at Puberty

Many of the readers who visit these blog pages might have wondered why on earth this so-called website on religious tolerance pays so much attention to a totally unrelated subject of puberty rites. This is a very fair question and … Continue reading

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Paleolithic Venus – the girl secluded not to see the sun, not to touch the ground ?

As discussed in the previous two posts, the Paleolithic Venuses are faceless, feetless and obese female figurines.  Many of the current theories to explain these figurines do not explain all these features in a consistent manner. For an example, if … Continue reading

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Are the Paleolithic Venus Figurines telling us about the puberty rites?

In this post, I am not trying to argue at length to answer the above question. However, I like to point out a few facts. In a previous post, I attempted to bring together some logical arguments about the connection … Continue reading

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