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Video/Religion

Why some Chinese millennials are taking up the hermit’s life in the mountains

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Idea/Mental Health

The divine fire of Philip K Dick’s religious visions

Kyle Arnold

Essay/Death

The rise of the creepynet

With the rise of the internet has come a popular surge in people looking to be freaked out. Why?

Rhian Sasseen

Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Climate of doubt

Devastated by years of drought, California farmers hire dowsers to locate their water, exposing the power of belief

Lois Parshley

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Immortality instinct

We have this powerful sense that death is a transition, not an end. Why can’t we imagine a world without us?

Natalie Emmons

Essay/Death

To heaven and back

Is the heaven tourism memoir spiritual kitsch for the superficial seeker, or an earnest attempt to wrestle with death?

Mya Frazier

Video/Spirituality

Greek villagers fire thousands of rockets in an annual ‘war to keep the peace’

6 minutes

Video/Values & Beliefs

What happens when the Rapture fails to come as scheduled?

13 minutes

Essay/Gender

She wants to be alone

When even a simple stroll down the sidewalk is an exercise in self-loathing, why don’t more women run away to the woods?

Rhian Sasseen

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Video/Spirituality

The ecstasy of jazz, raising consciousness towards a love supreme

28 minutes

Essay/Evil

The unforgiven

When soldiers kill in war, the secret shame and guilt they bring back home can destroy them

Kevin Sites

Video/Spirituality

Experience the agony and the ecstasy alongside the believers of Malaga, Spain

15 minutes

Essay/Ethics

The God decision

Christian parents teach their children to believe in God, atheists teach them not to. Who is doing the right thing?

Michael Ruse

Essay/Death

Life after death

The idea of life after death lives on in near-death experiences and messages from beyond the grave. What’s the evidence?

Jesse Bering

Essay/History

The mummy’s curse

It came from an Egyptian tomb... Well no, actually, it didn’t. But once a myth lurches into life, there’s no stopping it

Jo Marchant

Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

The wanderer

My grandfather was a legend – a holy vagabond whose life spanned India’s 20th century. Why did I let him elude me?

Samanth Subramanian

Essay/Religion

Ladder to heaven

I have turned away from the church but, up on Mount Athos, I turned on to the mysteries of Orthodox meditation

George Zarkadakis

Essay/History of Ideas

What is love?

Forget the modern romantic notion of ‘the one’. True love means looking beyond the couple and out towards life

Mark Vernon

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Essay/Death

The sailfish

Just after my father died an uncanny diving encounter with a giant sailfish spoke to me of life’s mysterious connections

Tim Ecott

Essay/Philosophy of Religion

The atheist paradox

Now that Christianity is the dominant religion on the planet, it is unbelievers who have most in common with Christ

Adam Roberts

Essay/Music

A broken offering

A cracked voice, an empty bank account, a tour of duty. Who would have thought so much light could still get in?

Tim Footman

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

Off-beat Zen

How I found my way out of depression, thanks to the writings of the English priest who brought Buddhism to the West

Tim Lott