Charlie Van Dyke
Traditional Paths In Conversation is designed to offer short summaries of various Tradition Paths and encourage questions and comments. This section will grow. As a beginning, we wish to thank Dr. Paul Eppinger and Anne Taylor of Arizona Interfaith Movement for allowing us to reprint material from their library on this subject. Also, please feel fr... read more
Charlie Van Dyke


The way of life that is known as Sikhism began in the Punjab area of what was then India in the 15th c. as a revolutionary spiritual teacher, Guru Nanak, spread a simple message that the highest form of worship is to praise God’s Name.

Other guiding principles are to rise early in the morning and meditate, w... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
SGI Buddhism

Soka Gakkai International – USA (SGI) Buddhism

Dating from around 400 – 500 B.C.E., Buddhism is based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as “The Buddha” (literally “the Awakened One”) who lived in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent. Gautama summed up his life’s work in this passage from The ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke

Aum Sri Vighneswarayanamaha (Hinduism / Sanathana Dharma)

Hinduism is the world’s oldest extant religion, (6500 B.C.E. ), with a billion followers, which makes it the world’s third largest religion. Hinduism is a conglomeration of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideas and practices that originated in India, characterized by the be... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Christian Science

Christian Science is a Christian faith based on the words and works of Christ Jesus. The divine Principle in Christian Science is an all-loving, powerful, understanding and knowable God, infinitely good and available to all mankind.

The religion was founded by Mary Baker Eddy for the purpose of “re-instating primitive Christiani... read more
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