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List of religions

From Thelemapedia

Part of the Thelema & Religion series

The following is a list of religions. Note that the classification hereunder is only one of several possible. This system uses a filter system for categorization. A group will be listed in a category as close to the top of the page as the definitions for the category allow. Even if multiple definitions are applicable a religion will only be listed once. The definition of religion for this page is fairly liberal.

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Magical / Esoteric

Abrahamic religions

Believers in One God also called classical monotheism.





Dharmic religions

Religions with a concept of Dharma, also major religions of historical India




Other revealed religions

These are broadly similar to Abrahamic religions in scope and nature, but follow a separate history of prophesy and belief

Indigenous religions

The orally transmitted canon of indigenous peoples, many involving some variant of animism and most defunct

African religions

European religions

Asian religions

Native American religions

Northern indigenous religions

Oceanic religions


Modern religions seeking to recreate indigenous, usually pre-Christian, beliefs and practices


Non-revealed religions

Philosophies not transmitted by a divine prophet

Left-Hand Path religions

The ultimate goal is separating consciousness from the universe, rather than being absorbed by it

Syncretic religions

Faiths created from blending earlier religions or that consider all or some religions to be essentially the same

Entheogen religions

Religions based around divinely inspiring substances

New religious movements

Religions founded since 1850 with small followings

Indigenous NRM's

African Diaspora / Latin American NRM's

Hindu-oriented NRM's

NRM's with Islamic Roots

Christian-oriented NRM's

Buddhist-oriented NRM's

Chinese-oriented NRM's

Japanese-oriented NRM's

Korean-oriented NRM's

Vietnamese-oriented NRM's

White Supremacist Religions

Alien-based religions

Other NRM's

Parody or mock religions

Groups that poke fun at other religions or religion in general

Nonsectarian and trans-sectarian religious movements and practices


Forms of religion

External links


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