Sarah Pike

Sarah Pike is a professor of religion at California State University, Chico. She wrote Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves: Contemporary Pagans and The Search for Community.

Written by Sarah Pike

Julia Butterfly Hill spent 738 days living in a 55m California Redwood tree in a successful attempt to prevent the clearing of surrounding forest. Photo by Eric Slomanson

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
Uprooted

Environmental activists have been jailed, persecuted and spied on. What fuels such an absolute commitment to a cause?

Sarah Pike

The Temple of Juno at the Burning Man festival 2012 in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. All photos by Urquhart/Reuters

Essay/
Death
Ashes to ashes

Death rites have become private and tepid affairs. The Burning Man Temple brings a fiery edge to modern mourning

Sarah Pike