Buddhism - This is a world religion with a credal base that began in the late 6th/early 5th century.
Christianity - This religion began when a young rabbi accepted baptism from a member of the Essene brotherhood.
Corpus Hermeticum - These are literary works thought to be roughly contemporary with Moses' legislation.
Essenes - This was an ascetic community of Jews established to the north of the Dead Sea around the inflow of the Jordan River.
Gnosticism - This was a movement named for the Greek term for knowledge.
Grail - This was a key component in the Arthurian legends and was mentioned often by Joseph Campbell as an illustration of how Westerners sought to learn things on their own.
Hinduism - This was a faith that transcended all social rules, while being classified as an ethnic religion for lack of a formal creed.
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