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Jinn are supernatural creatures, frequently found in Islamic folklore. This image by an unknown artist from the book “Ahsan-ol-Kobar,” illustrates a number of the menacing creatures.

Supernatural ‘Jinn’ Seen as Cause of Mental Illness Among Muslims

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer   

Jinn are supernatural creatures, frequently found in Islamic folklore. This image by an unknown artist from the book “Ahsan-ol-Kobar,” illustrates a number of the menacing creatures.

Supernatural ‘Jinn’ Seen as Cause of Mental Illness Among Muslims

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Brass processional crosses (circa. 1100s-1400s) made to be held by monks and priests in Ethiopian ecclesiastical ceremonies.
All of them found at different monasteries in Ethiopia and currently on view at the Walters Museum in Baltimore.
Notice the details- are those animals? people? biblical allusions perhaps? 
Notice how both the structure and intricate designs on each cross differ and are alike- maybe there is more to the interlace and shapes than one may expect.
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Brass processional crosses (circa. 1100s-1400s) made to be held by monks and priests in Ethiopian ecclesiastical ceremonies.
All of them found at different monasteries in Ethiopia and currently on view at the Walters Museum in Baltimore.
Notice the details- are those animals? people? biblical allusions perhaps? 
Notice how both the structure and intricate designs on each cross differ and are alike- maybe there is more to the interlace and shapes than one may expect.
Zoom Info
artofthedarkages:

Brass processional crosses (circa. 1100s-1400s) made to be held by monks and priests in Ethiopian ecclesiastical ceremonies.
All of them found at different monasteries in Ethiopia and currently on view at the Walters Museum in Baltimore.
Notice the details- are those animals? people? biblical allusions perhaps? 
Notice how both the structure and intricate designs on each cross differ and are alike- maybe there is more to the interlace and shapes than one may expect.
Zoom Info
artofthedarkages:

Brass processional crosses (circa. 1100s-1400s) made to be held by monks and priests in Ethiopian ecclesiastical ceremonies.
All of them found at different monasteries in Ethiopia and currently on view at the Walters Museum in Baltimore.
Notice the details- are those animals? people? biblical allusions perhaps? 
Notice how both the structure and intricate designs on each cross differ and are alike- maybe there is more to the interlace and shapes than one may expect.
Zoom Info
artofthedarkages:

Brass processional crosses (circa. 1100s-1400s) made to be held by monks and priests in Ethiopian ecclesiastical ceremonies.
All of them found at different monasteries in Ethiopia and currently on view at the Walters Museum in Baltimore.
Notice the details- are those animals? people? biblical allusions perhaps? 
Notice how both the structure and intricate designs on each cross differ and are alike- maybe there is more to the interlace and shapes than one may expect.
Zoom Info
artofthedarkages:

Brass processional crosses (circa. 1100s-1400s) made to be held by monks and priests in Ethiopian ecclesiastical ceremonies.
All of them found at different monasteries in Ethiopia and currently on view at the Walters Museum in Baltimore.
Notice the details- are those animals? people? biblical allusions perhaps? 
Notice how both the structure and intricate designs on each cross differ and are alike- maybe there is more to the interlace and shapes than one may expect.
Zoom Info

artofthedarkages:

Brass processional crosses (circa. 1100s-1400s) made to be held by monks and priests in Ethiopian ecclesiastical ceremonies.

All of them found at different monasteries in Ethiopia and currently on view at the Walters Museum in Baltimore.

Notice the details- are those animals? people? biblical allusions perhaps? 

Notice how both the structure and intricate designs on each cross differ and are alike- maybe there is more to the interlace and shapes than one may expect.

Pope Francis hugs a sick person in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his General Audience in Vatican City, 06 November 2013.
Pope Francis tweeted earlier this year, “The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable.” The photos really speak for themselves with regards to his genuine concern for humanity.

Pope Francis hugs a sick person in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his General Audience in Vatican City, 06 November 2013.

Pope Francis tweeted earlier this year, “The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable.” The photos really speak for themselves with regards to his genuine concern for humanity.

The maiden, the mother and the crone, meant to encompass the full power of the goddess, reflected in the moon’s cycles. The waxing moon represents the maiden; the full moon represents the mother; and the waning moon represents the crone.

The maiden, the mother and the crone, meant to encompass the full power of the goddess, reflected in the moon’s cycles. The waxing moon represents the maiden; the full moon represents the mother; and the waning moon represents the crone.

Tet Trung Nguyen or the Ghost Festival, on August 10, is a time when families give thanks to their ancestors. To ensure their spirits ascend through to the upper world, families place offerings in temples, and grand buffet tables are laid out in the open air, laden with regional delicacies, meats, rice dishes, and sweets. 

Tet Trung Nguyen or the Ghost Festival, on August 10, is a time when families give thanks to their ancestors. To ensure their spirits ascend through to the upper world, families place offerings in temples, and grand buffet tables are laid out in the open air, laden with regional delicacies, meats, rice dishes, and sweets. 

A Muslim woman reads a copy of the Koran at the Istiqlal mosque during the second day of ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.
(ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

A Muslim woman reads a copy of the Koran at the Istiqlal mosque during the second day of ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

(ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Prayer for Rain 

 Hindu priests, in cauldrons of water, make offerings in front of a fire while performing the ‘Parjanya Varun Yagam,’ a special prayer for rain, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. India’s monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in June, the weather office said, the weakest first month of the season in five years. 
Amit Dave/Reuters

Prayer for Rain 

 Hindu priests, in cauldrons of water, make offerings in front of a fire while performing the ‘Parjanya Varun Yagam,’ a special prayer for rain, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. India’s monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in June, the weather office said, the weakest first month of the season in five years.

Amit Dave/Reuters

A Sadhu blows a conch shell as other Sadhus or Hindu holy men bathe on the banks of the Ganges river as people gather ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India.
Daniel BerehulakReportage By Getty Images/The New York Times

A Sadhu blows a conch shell as other Sadhus or Hindu holy men bathe on the banks of the Ganges river as people gather ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India.

Daniel Berehulak
Reportage By Getty Images/The New York Times