FOUNDED: Confucianism began about 2,500 years ago in China.
FOUNDER: Supreme Sage K'ung-fu-tsu (Confucius) and Second Sage Meng-tzu (Mencius).
MAJOR SCRIPTURES: The Analects, Doctrine of the Mean, Great Learning and Mencius.
ADHERENTS: Estimated at 350 million, mostly in China, Japan, Burma and Thailand.
SECTS: There are no formal sects within Confucianism. Followers are free to profess other religions and yet still be Confucianists.
Besides virtue, the five Relationships offer the follower of Confucianism the means for progressing. These five relationships are to his ruler, his father, his wife, his elder brother and his friend. Ancestors are revered in Confucianism, and it is assumed that their spirit survives death. With respect to a Deity, Confucius was himself an agnostic, preferring to place emphasis on the ethical life here rather than to speak of a spiritual life beyond earthly existence, guiding men's minds not to the future, but to the present and the past.
Books in PDF format to read:Roger Whitaker - Antinomianism
John Dee - Compendium Heptarchia Mystica English Version
Benjamin Rowe - Enochian Magick Reference
Aleister Crowley - Cocaine
Confucius - Confucian Canon