We know it sounds crazy, but parents around the world swear their tot-checking devices are picking up paranormal activity. Eimear O'Hagan listens in nervously…
Perhaps surprisingly for some, the mental health benefits of spiritual encounters are virtually identical for those who had a spontaneous spiritual experience and those who had the experience while under the influence of a psychedelic drug .
Zen Buddhism has a word for the warped perceptions that can arise during meditation: makyo, which combines the Japanese words for "devil" and "objective world." Philip Kapleau, the late American Zen master, once described confronting makyo as
For 51 years he's given readings to people like John Lennon, Grace Kelly (yes, he warned them), and even the Dalai Lama. Monster Children dropped by Frank's Nolita townhouse back in Issue 40 to play fetch with his Australian Kelpie, enjoy a nice
But for psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, and spiritual guides, in the ever-growing world of psychic apps that are taking up space in Apple's app store, digital automation has had a positive impact. Curious, I reached out to mystical workers t
The cause behind the spiritual shift is a combination of factors. In more than a dozen interviews for this story with people ranging in age from 18 to their early 40s, a common theme emerged: They were raised with one set of religious beliefs - Ca
The Vatican is considering allowing married men to become priests in remote parts of the Amazon in a historic shift for the Church The historic shift has been suggested in remote areas where clergy are scarce Vatican document makes the recommenda
The proximate cause of this return to status is a set of studies I've been doing on Jesus. One of the things I've become clear on while doing this work has been Jesus' strategy for getting his teachings to the people of Israel. And a major comp
You see, the reason Sanjay is stuck - and the reason many of us feel that way - is that we focus on what's present for us at any particular moment. On the other hand, what most of us want most is to move forward. And, by definition, paying a
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On top of naturally caused misery there was also political instability. I mean there's a reason there were two Russian Revolutions, and my great-grandfather fought in both of them. For the Tsar. A choice that might seem strange given the political
When Europe's beer-brewing, liquor-distilling monks combine Catholicism and capitalism, the results are delicious.
However, even if this is plausible, there would still be the problem of explaining how a very low degree of brain activity (so low that it is undetectable) could give rise to an experience of such complexity and intensity. In near-death experiences,