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Animist and Shamanistic Religions

  • Virtual Religion Index
    Analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages and directories, but to major websites and documents.
  • Beliefnet
    Large, non-scholarly site whose “mission is to help people like you find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness...not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement.”
  • The Official Site of the Church and School of Wicca
  • Wicca & the Christian Heritage
    An essay by Joanne Pearson, University of Winchester
  • ReligiousTolerance.org
  • CESNUR: Center for Studies on New Religions
  • Academic articles, news on new religious movements, scholarly conferences and other information.
  • Facets of Religion
    A religious resources index and the WWW Virtual Library's official Religion category. The WWW Virtual Library was the very first web directory, and Facets of Religion has been around from the early days in the mid 1990s.
  • The Religious Movements Homepage
    A webpage from the University of Virginia "[with] detailed profiles of more than two hundred different religious groups and movements.” It provides scholarly information on movements and cults.
  • Internet African History Sourcebook
    Historical sources on the history of human societies in the continent of Africa.

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Ancient Egypt