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Near and Middle Eastern Polytheism (general)
Date Palm Forum: Near East, Middle East, Mediterranean: Revivals of Ancient Religions
Hurrian and Hittite Religion
Arabian (Nabatean and Sabean) Religion
Enenuru bulletin board, for discussion (Sumerian)
Sumer Garden of the Gods: Sumerian Religion
Sumerian Pagan LiveJournal Discussion Group: Sumerian Religion
Sumerian Discussion Forum: Sumerian Religion
Kemetic, Ancient Egyptian Religions
International Network of Kemetics Forum: Egyptian Religion
Hellenic, Ancient Greek Religions
Hellenic Polytheist Directory: Greek Religion
Hellenismos Forum: Greek Religion
Religio Romana, Ancient Roman Religion
Nova Roma Forum: Religio Romana
Greco-Egyptian Roman Religion
Interfaith Revivalist/Reconstructionist Religious Groups
Polytheist Charity: An Interfaith Group Dedicated to Encouraging Charity
Interfaith Reconstructionism, Yahoo Discussion Group: All Reconstructionist/Revivalist paths
Tablet of Destiny, Yahoo Discussion Group: All Reconstructionist/Revivalist paths
Jewish Pagan, JudeoPagan, Jewwitch
The Jewish American Pagan List: Jewish/Hebrew Paganism
Asherah, Yahoo Discussion Group : Jewish Goddess Forum
Christian Pagan, ChristoPagan
Are you an Ancient Near East or Middle East polytheist, Hittite, Egyptian/Kemetic/Followers of Isis, Hurrian, Roman (Religio Romana), Greek (Hellenic), Nabatean (Petra), Palmyran, Punic/Carthaginian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Cretian/Crete, Minoan, Cypriot/Cyprus, Alexandrian/Alexandria, Hebrew, Revivalist, Reconstructionist/Reconstructionism, Polytheist? Want your group listed?
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Circa Shanatu 85, 2012-2013 CE: Publication of book The Horned Altar: Canaanite Magic, through Llewellyn Worldwide.
Please see Calendar for Chudthu (New Moon) and Mlati (Full Moon) dates.
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Shanatu 83 (2010-2011 CE)
26 Ithtabnuma, Shanatu 83. July 27, 2011. Book Release of Anointed: A Devotional Anthology for the Deities of the Near and Middle East. Published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Edited by Tess Dawson.
23 Ithtabnuma, Shanatu 83. July 24, 2011. Tess Dawson teaches amulet class at AwenTree.
Shanatu 82 (2009-2010 CE)
Shanatu 81 (2008-2009 CE)
21 Ra'shu Yeni, Shanatu 81. September 10, 2009. Date Palm Forum also started on Facebook groups
9 Ra'shu Yeni, Shanatu 81. July 31, 2009. Whisper of Stone: Natib Qadish, Modern Canaanite Religion released by publisher O-Books.
13 [Gapnu], Shanatu 81. June 5, 2009. Canaanites group on Facebook started by Alex Rakia
7 [Gapnu], Shanatu 81. May 31, 2009. Coffee in Canaan started again, now in Massachusetts (formerly in Chicago)
23 Gannu, Shanatu 81. March 19, 2009: Date Palm Forum started on Yahoo! Groups
Yahoo group online, Umatu-wa-Marzichu, goes defunct by this year.
Shanatu 80 (2007-2008 CE)
12 Challatu, Shanatu 80. March 19, 2008: Former site natibqadish.org re-lauched as natibqadish.com.
Shanatu 79 (2006-2007 CE)
0 [Ugaru], Shanatu 79. May 19, 2007: Tess Dawson officiates at Chudthu (New Moon) ritual at a Unitarian Universalist church in Washington. Five people attended the ritual which reinacted the symbolic construction of Ba'lu's temple based on Ugaritic literature, celebrated the creation of the universe based on Phoenician literature, and included a modern meditation to meet 'Athirat. During the ritual, participants enjoyed a ritual feast.
12 Ithabu, Shanatu 79. April 29, 2007: A member of a Unitarian Universalist church in Washington state mentions the Canaanites, and the modern sacred calender in a sermon.
6 Gannu, Shanatu 79. March 24, 2007: Tess Dawson gives Canaanite Polytheism presentation at Gaia's Awakening Faire at a Unitarian Universalist Church in Washington State.
Gannu, Shanatu 79. March, 2007: Natibqadish.org offline due to hosting mechanical error.
Shanatu 78 (2005-2006 CE)
[Gapnu] through Ra'shu Yeni, Shanatu 78. June-August, 2006: "Natib Qadish: Rediscovering the Gods of Canaan," an article by Tess Dawson, prints in PanGaia magazine, issue #44.
Niqalu, Shanatu 78. September, 2005: OpenHands webpage Mathbatu: A Canaanite Polytheist's Blog, with a personal emphasis, is online.
Shanatu 77 (2004-2005 CE)
19 Ithabu, Shanatu 77. April 27, 2005: Tess Dawson's website Natib Qadish: Canaanite Polytheism, went online under the domain natibqadish.org, after having been conceived 8 April, Day 0 Ithabu. This webpage focuses on Bronze Age Ugarit, modern-day practices, and community networking.
18 Magmaru, Shanatu 77. November 1, 2004. Umatu-wa-Marzichu, a Yahoo group, holds second Marzichu, attended by Lilinah Biti-Anat and Tess Dawson. This marzichu is conducted online.
Niqalu, Shanatu 77. September, 2004: Loreley’s Canaanite webpage, Her Circles, with a Hebrew-Canaanite emphasis, is online. Website is defunct by Shanatu 81.
Shanatu 76 (2003-2004 CE)
26 Ra'shu Yani, Shanatu 76. 13 August, 2004: Tess Dawson forms Natib Qadish Webring for Canaanite and Ancient Near East Polytheism. Webring is no longer run by Tess Dawson, as of circa Shanatu 83 (2010-2011 CE)
3 Challatu, Shanatu 76. 23 February, 2004: Tess Dawson forms Umatu-wa-Marzichu, an online Yahoo Group created for online gatherings and rituals. Tess and Danyel Phire attend first marzichu on this day. This marzichu is conducted online.
Shanatu 75 (2002-2003 CE)
[Ugaru]- Ra'shu Yeni, Shanatu 75. Summer 2003: Tess Dawson writes and has first article about Natib Qadish, published in Chicago’s local alternative spiritualities periodical Phantom Immortality.
12 [Gapnu], Shanatu 75. June 12, 2003: Tess Dawson suggests the phrase “Natabtu Qodesh” for Canaanite polytheism; she has since changed it to “Natib Qadish.” See post #293 CanaanitePaganism Yahoo Group.
Shanatu 74 (2001-2002 CE)
18 Ra'shu Yeni, Shanatu 74. August 30, 2002: Tess Dawson forms CanaanitePaganism Yahoo Group.
Shanatu 73 (2000-2001 CE)
Levant-Pagan Yahoo Group no longer active.
Shanatu 70 (1997-1998 CE)
1997 Qadash Kinahnu, a site devoted to Canaanite-Phoenician Paganism is on line.
1997 Lilinah Biti-Anat forms the Levant-Pagan Yahoo Group.
Shanatuma 65-71 (1992-1999 CE)
Circa mid-1990’s Lilinah Biti-Anat and friends form a small group and practice Canaanite-Phoenician Pagan rituals together on the U.S. west coast.
1990’s Lilinah Biti-Anat, incorporates Jewish elements into Canaanite-Phoenician style rituals. Since the mid-1980's Lilinah has been incorporating some Jewish, Hebrew, Phoenician, and Canaanite elements to her practices.
Shanatu 3 (1930-1931 CE)
Circa Ithtabnuma, Shanatu 3. Circa July, 1931: Ugaritic tablets beginning to be deciphered and translated, through the work of C. Virolleaud, E. Dhorme, and H. Bauer. Scholars continue to make strides in translating and understanding the Ugaritic language and the Ugaritic cuneiform tablets.
Shanatu 1 (1928-1929 CE)
5 [Ugaru], Shanatu 1. May 14, 1929: First tablets at city of Ugarit excavated.
22 Gannu, Shanatu 1. April 2, 1929: Claude Schaeffer begins excavations of Ugarit. This event forms the basis for the modern Natib Qadish holiday of Rediscovery Day.
Shanatu 0 (1927-1928 CE)
Gannu, Shanatu 1. Early March, 1928. Farmer Mahmoud Mella az-Zir stumbles on site of ancient city of Ugarit in southern Syria.
If you know of a past event important in Canaanite religion, or if you have any revisions to this timeline, please let me know! admin at canaanitepath.com
Please see also The History of Natib Qadish as a Modern Religion
Whisper of Stone: Natib Qadish, Modern Canaanite Religion
available in bookstores and online.
Retailers: Order through National Book Network (NBN) or contact me: admin at canaanitepath.com
Anointed: A Devotional Anthology for the Deities of the Near and Middle East
Available through some bookstores on request, and online. Proceeds go towards funding more anthologies and to charities. For details about charities see Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
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Image Notes: On this page, the oryx seal graphic is from Eva Wilson's "Ancient Egyptian Designs for Artists and Craftspeople," Dover Publications, 1986. I added color to the black and white design.
All original written work on this site is copyright © 2005, 2011 Tess Dawson, unless otherwise noted.
Please do not use without permission, proper crediting, and a link to my site.
All original artwork and photographs on this site are copyright © 2005, 2008 Tess Dawson, unless otherwise noted.
Please do not use without permission, proper crediting, and a link to my site.
Natib Qadish: Modern Canaanite Religion is a site about Canaanite polytheism, also called Canaanite revivalism or Canaanite Reconstructionism. This site is dedicated to exploring topics of interest for people who practice Canaanite religion, and it is also devoted to information regarding the ancient Canaanites themselves, and both ancient and modern Canaanite religion.