Christianity was founded in the early first century, meaning that the religion is nearly 2,000 years old.
Long before Christianity was founded, however, a number of religions were practiced.
According to Appendix II: The Religion of Dune in the 1965 novel Dune, after the Butlerian Jihad, the Bene Gesserit composed the Azhar Book, a "bibliographic marvel that preserves the great secrets of the most ancient faiths".
Soon after, a group made up of the leaders of many religions (calling itself the Commission of Ecumenical Translators) created the Orange Catholic Bible, the key religious text of the Dune universe, which "contains elements of most ancient religions".
When the kundalini ascends, it must pierce through each of the seven chakras.
This is why there is so much emphasis on the number seven in many ancient spiritual texts and also what has been corrupted in the Judeo/Christian Bible.
A hybrid of the religious principles of Zen (a school of Mahayana Buddhism) and Shia Islam.
It does not occur in the original Dune series, appearing only in the later books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J.
His birth was prophesized by a star in the heavens. The godman's sacrificial death reunites the believer with God and atones for the original sin.
Coins have been found with Dionysus on one side and Mithras on the other.
A person who was initiated into one of the mysteries had no difficulty switching to another Pagan mystery religion.
The kundalini serpent ascends the 33 vertebrae of the spine.
The seven chakras are also very important in the work.
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The term for those religions derived from a syncretic fusion of denominations of Buddhism and Islam.