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Awe and dread: How religions have responded to total solar eclipses over the centuries

Posted on AllSides April 4th, 2024
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Throughout history, solar eclipses have had profound impact on adherents of various religions around the world. They were viewed as messages from God or spiritual forces, inducing emotions ranging from dread to wonder. Ahead of the that will follow a long path over North America on Monday, here’s a look at how several of the world’s major religions have responded to such eclipses over the centuries and in modern times. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, it is believed that the energy of positive and negative actions is multiplied during major...

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