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    The Union of Science and Spirituality

     Photo by Getty Images/grandeduc.In order to embody the philosophy of elegant simplicity, we need to address the relationship between science and spirituality. Some people think that science and spirituality are polar opposites, but are they? Science is about things which can be measured, and ...

    Zoe Helene on Cosmic Sister, Psychedelics, and Feminism

    Photo by Tracey Eller Empowering the voices of women in the psychedelic renaissance As one of few women to pioneer the digital revolution, Zoe Helene experienced the frustrations of navigating a male-centric world. As one of few leading female voices in today’s psychedelic renaissance, ...

    Is Ayahuasca Right for You?

    Chris Kilham, author of The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook. Photo by Jeff Skeirik.   ReviewingThe Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, Chris Kilham’s backpack guide to the healing powers of the sacred Amazonian plant brew.My first encounter with ayahuasca was through William S. Burroughs. That is ...

    Finding the Value in Ritual and Ceremony

    Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey near Barcelona, Spain. The beauty and benefit of ritual and ceremony when separated from dogma.I have a new favorite perk that was recently installed in our breakroom: an ice cream vending machine. It doesn’t get much better than $1 for a Klondike bar ...

    The New Feminist Spirituality

    Editor’s Note: A reader's recent tip reminded us about a collection of articles from the October/November 1986 issue of Utne Reader about Halloween, contemporary witchcraft, and feminist spirituality. In celebration of the holiday, we’ll be posting a few of our favorites online through the ...

    100,000 Aspirations for Peace

    It’s too soon to think about New Year’s resolutions. We still have the remains of Thanksgiving in the fridge, and there are the holidays to maneuver before we reach a bleary-eyed New Year’s Day. But the organizers at 100,000 Aspirations are asking us to pause and offer our best ...

    Bible vs. Koran: Word by Word

    Most of us haven’t read both the Bible and the Koran cover to cover, let alone dissected each word of text. Now, with a new online program called bibleQuran, users can compare the number of times key words appear in each of the holy books, with surprising results.Type in any search ...

    Pagans, Wiccans, Muggles, and the Law

    We’re nearing the time of year when many people celebrate Halloween, and when many pagans and Wiccans celebrate Samhain, an ancient ritual with Celtic roots. But it appears that gathering around bonfires, a Samhain celebration staple, can be an act fraught with uncertainty: not because of ...

    Would You Like Some Woo-Woo With Your Wine?

    It’s easy to make fun of biodynamic wine growers: After all, they bury manure in cow horns to absorb “life forces” from the earth, plant and harvest their grapes according to astrological charts, and concoct potion-like preparations according to highly prescribed rules that seem almost ...

    Rupert Murdoch: Bible Mogul

    This post by Will Braun originally appeared at  Geez  magazine. Image:  The Bible Industry. From Geez magazine, Fall 2009.  Credit: Darryl Brown and Aiden Enns. *** Most people know now that Rupert Murdoch presides over the News Corp media empire, and that he is ...

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