Posts Tagged ‘Lebanon’

Minor Middle-Eastern Monotheists — And the Last Pagans in Pakistan

One god, one or more recognized prophets, a preoccupation with female sexuality — are we talking about Islam? Not this time. Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East is a religion-nerd’s tour of “disappearing religions” such as those of the Iraqi Mandaeans or the Zorastrians of Iran. Some, it must […]

This Is How It Begins

I saw this video at The Wild Hunt this morning and wanted to give it more circulation. It is beautifully done — a visual reflection on one person’s (?) or a small group’s (?) clandestine effort to revive a Pagan pilgrimage in the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon, an observance that was suppressed seventeen hundred […]