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From The Rivers Of Babylon

Uprooted by war, an ancient tribe has transplanted its members and their rituals to the banks of the Nepean River in Sydney. Gordon Weiss and Mike Bowers have been exploring the world of the the last remaining Middle Eastern gnostic religion - as they perform their ritual called poronia, which means creation. Additonal reporting Farid Farid


3 comments on this story
by Robin Wingrove

Stunning! Thank you for this insight into just how rich our immigration program is. May they prosper amongst us.

October 16, 2012 @ 9:35pm
by annie

we could well receive more of these gentle folk

October 20, 2012 @ 8:11am
by Lee Campbell

A beautiful and clear photo essay. We need many more of this genre to show those whose centre of the world is confined to the fences in their streets, there are others who share peaceful beliefs with a lot to offer. Lee

October 27, 2012 @ 11:48am
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