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Discussion in 'Resources' started by Khadijah Ansari, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Khadijah Ansari

    Khadijah Ansari New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I have been looking for sacred texts and other information for a number of faiths and was wondering if anyone around here can help me out?

    I'm looking for information and the sacred texts for...

    Sikhism
    Hinduism
    Buddhism
    Zoroastrianism
    Germanic / celtic paganism
    Roman paganism
    Greek Paganism
    Slavic Paganism
    Egyptian Paganism
    and The left handed path.

    I'm sure i'll find some stuff if I keep looking through the site but I figured it wouldn't hurt to see what I could get in one location for future reference. If some of this stuff is already available and I have managed to miss it please let me know or post the article.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    In my country we have these wonderful things called Public Libraries. All you need is a card and then you are free to borrow a pile of books for a month at a time (two weeks on super popular books).
     
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  3. Khadijah Ansari

    Khadijah Ansari New Member

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    Because every library has books on every subject I listed :D
     
  4. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    Usually they do here. If a local branch does not have something they can order it in from the larger urban branches. Where are you living?
     
  5. Khadijah Ansari

    Khadijah Ansari New Member

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    They have some stuff but I am having a hard time finding certain scriptures. I like in a decent sized city but it seems like there are only a few texts related to zoroastrianism and paganism.
     
  6. Quintessence

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    Interlibrary loan. It's amazing, it's awesome, it is your best friend.

    I'd also bear in mind that the concept of "sacred texts" might not really apply to some of the things on your list - or at least they apply in a very different sense than some other religious traditions. For Pagan religions in particular, there are not really "sacred texts" per se. What you will want to look for is typically marked as "mythology" or "folklore" in libraries and will be in different section. Smatterings of material will also be found where history and anthropology works are housed. It's kind of a mess, honestly.

    For an internet resource, use this - Internet Sacred Text Archive Home

    Keep in mind that the resources there are available because they're beyond copyright, so it contains a number of dated translations. In many cases you'd be better off using a public library (or even better, a university library) for a resource.
     
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  7. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    Hi Khadijah,
    Sikh Sikhism Religion of the Sikh People
    Hindu Srimad Bhagavad-Gita
    Buddhism “the eightfold path” couldn’t find this one online but you could try downloading oceans which has a searchable online library of some world religions and should include Buddhism Baha'i Education
    Zoroastrian AVESTA -- Zoroastrian Archives
    For LHP and the various paganisms i’ll Leave to the experts.

    Kind regards :)
     
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    Hockeycowboy Well-Known Member
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    Welcome to RF, my cousin.
     
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