|Sufis: Spin to Win
Pseudo-christian mystics called Gnostics had an alternative belief system that I like. Unlike Catholicism and much of Protestantism for that matter, Gnostics taught that the divine spark was in everyone, and that enlightenment or Henosis (union with God), could be achieved through esoteric rites. It reminds me of the Indian religions where Brahman is in everyone. The only catch was that access to the secret knowledge was by a series of progressive initiations, which smacks a little bit of Scientology.
|The Fearsome Demiurge
|Al Razi: physician and philosopher
|My mind is one with yours