Sunday, December 28, 2014


By TAHLIB | Sunday Comments Only
During 2014, ancient religions have been reintroduced to the world because of the spread of war. One of those mysterious religions is the Mandaeans, who follow John the Baptist. In the new book, "Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms" Gerard Russell explores disappearing religions, and their symbols and rituals including the Mandaean Darfesh. The darfesh symbol which resembles a Christian cross is actually a symbol of the "immersion in the Tigris" river. One of the book's photos (above) of a Mandaean baptism is my NEWS OF WEEK.

Top 10 religious art news posts of 2014, from across the USA, and around the world:
  1. Anila Agha is Finalist for 3rd Annual See.Me [More Art News
  2. Movie Director Speaks About Noah as ART [More Art News]
  3. "Passover" by Raphael Abecassis For Holy-day [More Art News]
  4. Book Review: Islamic Geometric Design [More Art News
  5. A&O Prize Meetup Theme is "Faith to Freedom" [More Art News]
  6. Edinburgh Festival’s Controversial Human Zoo [More Art News
  7. Manas Kumar Sahoo's Art Promotes Environment [More Art News]
  8. Turbaned Blogger Pardeep Singh Bahra [More Art News
  9. "The Fruit Eaters" at Museum of Biblical Art [More Art News]
  10. INSPIRE ME! Carole P. Kunstadt, Artist of Month [More Art News]
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