The Evolution of Religion and Spirituality From Ancient Times to Today

Interesting map, and it does indeed make a lot of assumptions. Nevertheless as a general outline it gives me some interesting ideas.

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MAPPING OUT WORLD RELIGIONS

DISCLAIMER: The map makes a lot of assumptions (given that we can’t really know what people believed before written, recorded history. The dates are also not to be taken as fact, but are a broad estimate).

Above is a map of the evolution of the world’s religions and belief systems. This map was put together thanks to Simon E. Davies at the Human Odyssey Facebook group. The map itself covers most of the world’s geographic regions and cultures: European, African, Semitic, Iranian, Indian, East Asian, Arctic, North American, South American, New Guinean/Australian and Oceanic.

Religion, spirituality and myth is the narrative through which human beings understand the world, themselves and their place in the universe. This narrative can be very unifying or divisive depending upon the circumstances involved.

The dates on the map shouldn’t be taken as absolute fact. They are just estimates.

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