Spiritual Traditions

Spiritwalk's Guide to World Spiritual Traditions

List of most popular Spiritual Traditions:

  • Buddhism

    Buddhism is a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning "the awakened one".

  • Christianity

    Christianity (from the Ancient Greek translation Χριστός, Mašíaḥ, meaning "the anointed one" and the Latin suffixes ian and -itas) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament.

  • Celtic Spirituality
  • Course in Miracles

    A Course in Miracles (also known as "the Course" and/or ACIM) is a three-part book that attempts to lead readers to a reconnection with God without religion. The book includes a Text, a 365-day Workbook and a Manual for Teachers.

  • Existentialism

    Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th- and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual.

  • Gnosticism

    Gnosticism (from gnostikos, "learned", from Greek: gnōsis, knowledge; Arabic: al-ġnūṣīh) is the belief that the material world created by the demiurge should be shunned and the spiritual world should be embraced (God's world).

  • Hinduism

    Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, particularly of India and Nepal. It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Smartism among numerous other traditions.

  • Humanistic Psychology

    Humanistic psychology is a psychological perspective which rose to prominence in the mid-20th century in response to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory and B.F. Skinner's Behaviorism.

  • Judaism

    Judaism (from the Latin Iudaismus, derived from the Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, and ultimately from the Hebrew יהודה, Yehudah, "Judah"; in Hebrew: יהדות, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos)[3] is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people.

  • Kaballah

    Kabbalah (Hebrew: literally "receiving/tradition"; also Romanised Cabala, Qabbālâ, etc.; different transliterations now tend to denote alternative traditions) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mekubal .

  • Metaphysics

    Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it, although the term is not easily defined.

  • Mysticism

    Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it, although the term is not easily defined.

  • Native-American Spirituality

    Native American religions are the spiritual practices of Native Americans in the United States. These religions are extremely diverse. Some are unique to an individual Native American tribe, while others are practiced by a wide range of tribes, mostly notably, the pan-Indian Native American Church.

  • Polynesian Spirituality

    Tapu, tabu or kapu is a Polynesian traditional concept denoting something holy or sacred, with "spiritual restriction" or "implied prohibition"; it involves rules and prohibitions. The English word taboo derives from this later meaning and dates from Captain James Cook's visit to Tonga in 1777.

  • Philosophical Spirituality

    Spiritual philosophy is a generic term for any philosophy or teaching that pertains to spirituality and spiritual realities. It may incorporate religious or esoteric themes, especially those from Theosophy or Neo-Theosophy, New Age thought, mysticism, and Eastern philosophy.

  • Sufism

    Sufism or taṣawwuf is defined by some adherents as the inner, mystical dimension of Islam, others contend that it is a perennial philosophy of existence that pre-dates religion, the expression of which flowered within Islam.

  • Taoism

    Taoism (modernly: Daoism) is a philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (modernly romanized as "Dao"). The term Tao means "way", "path" or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism.

  • Tibetan Buddhism

    Tibetan Buddhism is the body of Buddhist religious doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet, Mongolia, Tuva, Bhutan, Kalmykia and certain regions of the Himalayas, including northern Nepal, and India.

  • Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism was a religious and philosophical movement that was developed during the late 1820s and 1830s in the Eastern region of the United States as a protest against the general state of culture and society, and in particular, the state of intellectualism at Harvard University and the doctrine of the Unitarian church taught at Harvard Divinity School.

  • Transpersonal Psychology

    Transpersonal psychology is a school of psychology that studies the transpersonal, self-transcendent or spiritual aspects of the human experience.

  • Vedanta

    Vedanta (Hindustani pronunciation: [ʋeːd̪aːn̪t̪], Devanagari: Vedānta) was originally a word used in Hindu philosophy as a synonym for that part of the Veda texts also known as the Upanishads.

  • Yoga

    Yoga is a generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace.

  • Zen Buddhism

    Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in China during the 6th century as Chán. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, northeast to Korea and east to Japan.

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