Ancient Age——————————————-

  • 9130 – 7370 BC Gobekli Tepe, the oldest site of worship in turkey.
  • 7500 – 5700 BC The settlements of Catalhoyuk, worship in communal shrines.
  • 7000 – 3200 BC Ancient Greek religion
  • 6,000 BC Ayurvedic begins as an oral tradition.
  • 2400 – 2300 BC The first of the oldest surviving religious texts, the Pyramid Texts, was composed in Ancient Egypt. The various pyramid texts often contained writings of rituals and offerings to the gods.
  • 2200 BC The Minoan Civilization developed in Crete. Citizens worshipped a variety of goddesses.
  • 2000 BC Babylonian astrology was the first organized system of astrology.

Classical Age——————————————————

  • 1700–1100 BC The oldest of the Hindu Vedas, the Rig Veda was composed.
  • 1600 – 1000 BC The Saptarishi found Hinduism in Indian Vedic Rishis.
  • 1550 BC The Book of the Dead is written.
  • 1500 – 400 BC Olmec Religion
  • 1300 – 700 BC Abraham found Judaism Yahwists
  • 1353 BC – 1336 BC The reign of Akhenaten, sometimes credited with starting the earliest known recorded monotheistic religion, in Ancient Egypt. the founding of Atenism.
  • 1250–600 BC The Upanishads were composed, containing the earliest emergence of some of the central religious concepts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
  • 1000 BC the founding of Zoroastrianism by Zoroaster in Central Iranian
  • 624 – 546 BC Thales of Miletus the first Western philosopher
  • 600 – 500 BC The first five books of the Jewish Tanakh, the Torah (Hebrew: תורה‬), are probably compiled.
  • 600–500 BC The earliest Confucian writing, Shu Ching, incorporates ideas of harmony and heaven.
  • 600–500 BC Ajita Kesakambali found Charvaka in Indian
  • 563 – 400 BC Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism was born.
  • 563 BC – 483 BC Siddhartha Gautama found Buddhism in Indian.
  • 550 BC Jainism Founded by Mahavira
  • 551 – 479 BC Confucius found Confucianism in Chinese.
  • 520 BC Pythagoras found Pythagoreanism in Samian.
  • 500 BC The Chinese I Jing, or ‘Classic of Changes’, is compiled as a book of divination.
  • 500 – 400 BC Ancient Greek religious beliefs
  • 500 – 400 BC Makkhali Gosala found Ājīvika in Indian
  • 494 – 434 BC Empedocles, brought the four elements together known as fire water Earth, and air.
  • 470 – 390 BC Mozi found Mohism in Chinese
  • 460 – 370 BC Hippocrates creates Humorism
  • 423 – 348 BC Plato founds his own philosophy known as platonism
  • 470 – 399 BC Socrates was asking questions
  • 384–322 BC Aristotle
  • 369 – 286 BC Laozi found Taoism in Chinese Zhuang Zhou
  • 307 BC Epicurus found Epicureanism in Samian.
  • 300 BC Theravada Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka by the Venerable Mahinda.
  • 250 BC The Third Buddhist council was convened by Ashoka. Ashoka sends Buddhist missionaries to faraway countries, such as China, mainland Southeast Asia, Malay kingdoms, and Hellenistic kingdoms.
  • 202 BC – 9 AD Chinese Astrology was developed.
  • 150 – 70 BC Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • 100 BC – 500 AD The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, constituting the foundational texts of Yoga, were composed.
  • 4 BC – 33AD John the Baptist found Mandaeism
  • 4 BC the birth of Jesus Christ, The life of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity. beginning of Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus.

common age—————————————————————–

  • 1 – 200 AD gnosticism
  • 1 – 100 AD Lakulisha founded Pashupata Shaivism
  • 100 – 200 AD Judah the Prince founded Rabbinic Judaism
  • 33 AD Paul the Apostle founded  Pauline Christianity
  • 33 AD James the Just founded Jewish Christianity
  • 100 AD Dating of the Sepher Yetzirah, the seminal book on Kabbalah.
  • 100 AD Shinto found
  • 100 – 200 AD Judah the Prince founded Rabbinic Judaism
  • 205 – 270 AD Neoplatonism Starts with a chain of thinkers which began with Ammonius Saccas and his student Plotinus
  • 216–274 AD prophet Mani. found Manichaeism Gnosticism
  • 250 AD Mayan Religion
  • 250–336 AD Arius found Arianism
  • 325 AD the Council of Nicaea
  • 350 AD The oldest record of the complete biblical texts (the Codex Sinaiticus)
  • 354–430 AD Pelagius found Pelagianism
  • 380–456 AD Eutyches found Monophysitism
  • 386–451 AD Nestorius found Nestorianism
  • 480–547 AD Benedict of Nursia wrote his Rule, laying the foundation of Western Christian monasticism.
  • 500 AD Bodhidharma found Chan or Zen Buddhism
  • 526 AD Mazdak found Mazdakism
  • 570 – 632 AD The life of Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh, the Prophet of Islam. Muhammad spread by Islam
  • 600 – 700 AD Songtsen Gampo found Tibetan Buddhism
  • 600 – 700 AD En no Gyōja found Shugendō
  • 638 – 713 AD Huineng found East Asian Zen Buddhism
  • 700 – 800 AD Padmasambhava found Nyingma
  • 712 AD Kojiki, the oldest Shinto text, was written.
  • 774 – 835 AD Kūkai found Shingon Buddhism
  • 767 – 822 AD Saichō found Tendai descended from Tiantai
  • 788–820 AD Adi Shankara found Advaita Vedanta
  • 800 AD Han Yu found Neo-Confucianism
  • 1207 – 1273 AD Rumi, Persian Poet and Sufi Mystic
  • 1258 AD Pope Alexander IV accepted that sorcery and communication with demons amounted to a kind of heresy. This opened the possibility of the Inquisition, concerned with heresy, being involved with witchcraft investigations.
  • 1300 – 1400 AD The word magic gets its meaning.
  • 1306 AD The Church moved to eliminate the Knights Templar. Among the charges were heresy, witchcraft, and devil-worship.
  • 1320 AD Pope John XXII laid the groundwork for future witch-hunts with the formalisation of the persecution of witchcraft.
  • 1428 – 1447 AD Valais Witch Trials in France and Switzerland.
  • 1400 – 1600 AD Alumbrados a term used to loosely describe practitioners of a mystical form of Christianity
  • 1450 AD Gutenberg Bible first printed Bible
  • 1469–1539 AD The life of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism.
  • 1484 AD Pope Innocent VIII marked the beginning of the classical European witch-hunts with his papal bull Summis desiderantes. Pope Innocent VIII declares the practice of witchcraft to be heretical. (Prior to this date, it was purely a civil matter, not an ecclesiastical one.)
  • 1486 AD – The Malleus Maleficarum, a major instrument of witch hunters was published
  • 1500 AD Beginning of early modern witchcraft period
  • 1505 – 1521 AD Val Camonica Witch Trials in Italy
  • 1517 AD Martin Luther posted The Ninety-Five Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg, launching the Protestant Reformation.
  • 1526 AD African religious systems were introduced to the Americas, with the commencement of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • 1533 AD the full three volumes of the Three Books of Occult Philosophy first appeared in Cologne.
  • 1542 AD First Witchcraft Act made conjuring spirits, witchcraft and sorcery in order to steal or harm a capital offence
  • 1554 AD Nostradamus began to write his prophetic verses in the city of Salon
  • 1563 AD Second Witchcraft Act made it a crime to invoke evil spirits for any purpose. Death penalty only imposed if witchcraft resulted in a death.
  • 1570–1612 AD John Smyth founded Baptists
  • 1581 – 1593 AD Trier Witch Trials in Germany.
  • 1583 AD Dr. John Dee, and Edward Kelly were scrying for knowledge, and for a lasting connection with angels. Their work also resulted in the discovery/creation of the enochian, or angelical language.
  • 1584 – Reginald Scot publishes ‘The Discoverie of Witchcraft’ the first of many sceptical publications about witchcraft. Led to the creation of Daemonologie by King James VI
  • 1589 – 1593 AD Witches of Warboys Witch Trials in England.
  • 1590 – 1592 AD North Berwick Witch Trials in Scotland.
  • 1597 AD Dæmonology by King James the First.
  • 1600 AD Pappenheimer Family Witch Trials in Germany
  • 1600 – 1650 AD Rosicrucianism found inspired by Kabbalah, Hermeticism, alchemy, and mystical Christianity
  • 1603 – 1606 AD Fulda Witch Trials in Germany
  • 1604 – Third Witchcraft Act passes, death penalty applied to destroying livestock, goods or unsuccessfully killing a person and even consulting with any evil spirit
  • 1608 – 1615 AD  Køge Huskors Witch Trials in Denmark
  • 1609 – 1611 AD Basque Witch Trials in Spain and Basque Country
  • 1611 AD Aix-en-Provence Witch Trials in France
  • 1612 – 1634 AD Pendle Witch Trials in England
  • 1613 – 1616 AD Roermond Witch Trials in Netherland
  • 1616 AD Spa Witch Trials in Belgium.
  • 1617 AD Finspång Witch Trials in Sweden
  • 1618 -1619 AD  Witches of Belvoir Witches Trials in England
  • 1626 – 1631 AD  Würzburg Witch Trials in Germany
  • 1626 – 1631 AD Bamberg Witch Trials in Germany
  • 1634 AD Loudun Witch Trials in France in France
  • 1645 – 1694 AD  Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials in England
  • 1647 AD Louviers Witch Trials Louviers Witch Trials
  • 1647 – 1697 AD Connecticut Witch Trials in American
  • 1662 – 1663 AD  Vardø Witch Trials in Norway
  • 1674 – 1675 AD Torsåker Witch Trials in Sweden
  • 1675 – 1690 AD Salzburg Witch Trials in Austria
  • 1678 – 1696 AD Jesenice Witch Trials in Bohemia
  • 1682 AD Bideford Witch Trials in England
  • 1692 – 1693 AD Salem Witch Trials in America
  • 1694–1778 AD Voltaire Advocate for freedoms of religion and expression.
  • 1696 – 1697 AD Paisley Witch Trials in Scotland
  • 1728 – 1729 AD Szeged Witch Trials in Hungary
  • 1770 AD Baron d’Holbach published The System of Nature said to be the first positive, unambiguous statement of atheism in the West.
  • 1772 AD Druidic Society, founded on the Welsh island of Anglesey starts the understandings of Neo druidism from the writings of William Stukeley.
  • 1775 AD Doruchów Witch Trials in Poland
  • 1730 AD Freemasons was founded in New Jersey
  • 1735 AD parliament passed the Witchcraft Act of 1735 in Britain which made it illegal to practice witchcraft, or to claim to have magical powers.
  • 1781 AD Ancient Order of Druids (AOD) found by Henry Hurle
  • 1791 AD Freedom of religion, enshrined in the Bill of Rights, was added as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, forming an early and influential secular government.
  • 1798–1887 AD Nakayama Miki found
  • 1819–1850 AD The life of Siyyid ‘Alí Muḥammad Shírází (Persian: سيد علی ‌محمد شیرازی), better known as the Báb, the founder of Bábism.
  • 1817–1892 AD The life of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
  • 1802 – 1866 AD Phineas Quimby found New Thought
  • 1803 – 1882 AD Emerson, Founder Transcendentalism
  • 1804 -1869 AD Allan Kardec found Spiritism
  • 1805–1844 AD Joseph Smith found Mormonism
  • 1811 AD The word magic gets its meaning to mean sleight-of-hand, illusion, and Stage Magic.
  • 1823 AD The Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith claimed to see the Angel Moroni and prophesied of what is now the Book of Mormon.
  • 1840 AD Spiritualism first appeared in the “Burned-over District” of upstate New York.
  • 1848 – 1919 AD Guido von List found Armanism
  • 1848 AD Orestes Brownson found Odinism
  • 1851 AD Hong Xiuquan founds the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace movement based on Christian ideas.
  • 1857 AD Spiritism first appeared in Kardec’s book, The Spirits Book, which sought to distinguish Spiritism from spiritualism.
  • 1861–1925 AD Rudolf Steiner found Anthroposophy
  • 1871 AD animism was developed by the anthropologist Sir Edward Tylor in his book Primitive Culture
  • 1875 AD The Theosophical Society was founded, and theosophy was formed in New York City by Helena Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge and others.
  • 1877 AD the term ‘Law of Attraction’ appeared in print for the first time in a book written by the Russian occultist Helena Blavatsky, in a context alluding to an attractive power existing between elements of spirit.
  • 1879 AD Christian Science Founded by Mary Baker Eddy in America
  • 1882 AD Neitzsche declares “God is Dead”
  • 1887 AD The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was established in London
  • 1887–1960 Ernest Holmes founded Religious Science
  • 1888 AD The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy written by Helena Blavatsky
  • 1889 AD Mathers’ edition of Key of Solomon was published
  • 1890 Ending of early modern witchcraft period
  • 1893 AD Swami Vivekananda’s first speech at The Parliament of World Religions, Chicago, brought the ancient philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.
  • 1899 AD Aradia (aka The Gospel of the Witches), one of the earliest books describing post witchhunt European religious Witchcraft, was published by Charles Godfrey Leland.
Modern Age —————————————————————–
  • 1903 AD Carl Kellner, Theodor Reuss, and Aleister Crowley founded Ordo Templi Orientis
  • 1904 AD Thelema was founded by Aleister Crowley
  • 1907 AD A∴A∴ is a spiritual organization by occultist Aleister Crowley
  • 1908 AD The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy, originally published in 1908 by a person or persons under the pseudonym of “the Three Initiates”
  • 1909 AD The Druid Order founded by George MacGregor-Reid
  • 1910 AD The Rider-Waite tarot deck was published
  • 1912 AD Aleister crowley developed the spelling “magick”. He chose the spelling to differentiate his practices, and rituals from stage magic.
  • 1921 AD The Witch-Cult in Western Europe by Margaret Murray
  • 1922 AD Reiki developed by Mikao Usui
  • 1924–1993 AD Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson found Ásatrú
  • 1925 AD Adonism founded by the German esotericist Franz Sättler
  • 1926 AD Cao Dai founded influence to by Spiritism
  • 1930 AD The Rastafari movement began following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1931 AD Jehovah’s Witnesses emerged from the Bible Student movement under the influence of Joseph Franklin Rutherford.
  • 1937 AD Israel Regardie publishes the Golden Dawn, which includes the bulk of the Golden Dawns’ rituals and teachings.
  • 1937 AD Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • 1951 AD the Witchcraft Act was repealed with the enactment of the Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951. Which prohibited people from claiming to be psychics, mediums, and spiritualist in attempts to get make money from deceiving people.
  • 1951 AD Robert Cochrane founded Cochrane’s Craft also known as Cochranianism a traditional witchcraft.
  • 1951 Li Hongzhi found Falun Gong in Chinese, inspired by qigong and Buddhism
  • 1952 The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  • 1954 AD Gerald Gardner founded Wicca
  • 1954 AD The Church of Scientology was founded by L. Ron Hubbard
  • 1957 AD South African Parliament established Witchcraft Suppression Act of 1957 prohibiting witchcraft, witch smelling, and witch hunts.
  • 1956 AD Hindu leader B.R. Ambedkar converts to Buddhism along with 350,000 followers, creating the Neo-Buddhist movement. Was found Navayana.
  • 1960 AD modern traditional witchcraft period
  • 1960 AD Alex Sanders founded Alexandrian Wicca
  • 1960s AD Victor Henry Anderson and his wife Cora Anderson founded Feri Tradition.
  • 1960 The beginning of the New Age Movement
  • 1961 AD Unitarian Universalism was formed from the merger of Unitarianism and Universalism.
  • 1962 The Church of All Worlds, the first American neo-pagan church, was formed by a group including Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, and Richard Lance Christie.
  • 1963 AD Discordianism began with the “Principia Discordia, or How I Found the Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her”, a collection of articles and ideas compiled by Greg Hill (aka Malaclypse the Young-er) and Kerry Thornley.
  • 1966 The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LaVey on Walpurgisnacht
  • 1969 AD Anton Levey founded LaVeyan Satanism, and published The Satanic Bible.
  • 1970 AD use of the term “New Age” was increasingly common.
  • 1970 AD George Patterson founded the Georgian Wicca tradition (or “Georgian Church”) in Bakersfield, California
  • 1970 AD Blue Star Wicca founded by Frank Dufner
  • 1970 AD Revival of Norse and Germanic paganism
  • 1971 AD Zsuzsanna Budapest founded Dianic Wicca
  • 1972 AD Algard Wicca founded by Mary Nesnick.
  • 1973 AD Seax-Wica This tradition (also known as Saxon Wicca) was founded by Raymond Buckland in 1973 in the United States
  • 1973 AD Asatru founded as a modern Revival of indigenous faith of the norse peoples.
  • 1973 Claude Vorilhon established the Raëlian Movement and changed his name to Raël following a purported extraterrestrial encounter in December 1973.
  • 1974 AD Chthonioi Alexandrian Wicca is founded
  • 1975 The Temple of Set was founded in Santa Barbara, California.
  • 1976 AD Meeting between Peter J. Carroll, and Ray Sherwin in Deptford, and is considered to be the emergence, and founding of chaos Magick
  • 1978 AD Peter Carroll and Ray Sherwin founded the Illuminates of Thanateros (IOT).
  • 1978 AD Liber Null by Peter Carroll was published
  • 1979 AD Reclaiming was founded in the San Francisco Bay area by Starhawk
  • 1980 AD The way of the shaman by Michael Harner, invents Neo-shamanism, and first use of the word power animals.
  • 1981 AD Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) founded by members of Psychic TV
  • 1986 AD Dettmer v. Landon in 1986 established that Wicca was a religion
  • 1988 AD Tamara Siuda founded Kemetic Orthodoxy.
  • 1992 AD Andrew D. Chumbley published the book The Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft
  • 1996 AD The craft, and sabrina the teenage Witch, started increasing the the interest in witchcraft, and Wicca. later followed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Charmed in 1998, along with other shows in the 90’s. this began  the Teen Wicca movement
  • 1998 AD The Strega Arician Tradition was founded
  • 2001 AD Jediism founded
  • 2006 AD The Secret renews popularity of the law of attraction
  • 2008 AD The Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951 was repealed by new Consumer Protection Regulations
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