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LOOK: 10 Years Of Burning Man Temples Show The Playa's Spiritual Side

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

Burning Man is that wild, uproarious desert party that hits the Nevada desert every August. But to call it a party alone is to miss the critical spiri...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Primary

Marianne Williamson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I am a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California District 33. There are a little over fifteen weeks before California's primary election on June 3, and a funny thing happened over the last couple of weeks. I became a footnote!

Marianne Williamson for Congress: A New Age for American Politics?

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Marianne Williamson is running for Congress. If you aren't one of her half a million social media followers or don't frequent the New Age bookstores and "wellness centers" in which her books are runaway bestsellers, you might have missed the news.

5 Lessons Learned From A Very Unlikely Source

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Virtues are our moral duties to each other and to ourselves. And as with any other precious element of life, virtues must be shared to be felt. Extend your highest virtues, your greatest parts of your self, and gift them to the world to feel them grow in your heart.

Karma Yoga and Down Dog

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D.

In Karma yoga, we look to our thoughts, words and deeds. If they are bringing us peace and happiness, then we are on the right path.

Who Poses the Greater Threat:  Unruly Dogs or Unruly Owners?

John F. Ince | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy
John F. Ince

For the fifth time in five years, I was attacked by a dog.

Clannad's Nádúr and Other New Celtic Recordings

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

There's no bigger news in Celtic music than the first new studio album by Clannad in 15 years. The Grammy-winning family band from Donegal began the trend of backing lush Gaelic vocal harmonies with shimmering synth pads back in the 1980s.

Positive Thinking, Seriously

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 10.20.2013 | Books
Mitch Horowitz

Today, positive thinking is the closest America has to a national religion. It is the foundational idea of business motivation, mind-body medicine, prosperity ministering and much more.

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part Two

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

On a Budget in Thailand? Consider a Meditation Retreat

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

In Thailand, on a budget, and looking to explore your spiritual side? It's time to consider signing up for one of the ubiquitous seven-to-ten-day (generally silent) meditation retreats held all across the country.

Mind, Body and SoulCycle

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Ferroni

I always enjoy my trips to Los Angeles; there's the weather and, as long as I'm not working, it gives me time to catch up with friends. But most impor...

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part One

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

Daughters of Fire

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.13.2013 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

What you hold in your hands when you pick up Daughters Of Fire is a time trip back to the days when any place on earth could possibly seem new and fresh, with unexpected layers and energies at play.

The Diminished Retributive God

Eldon Taylor | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Eldon Taylor

If we are all a part of god, then god's retribution is somewhat analogous to the idea of cutting off our nose to spite our face. So does that mean that bad goes unpunished by this god?

The Endless Search

Christine Eilvig | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I have done fire walks and thrown forgiveness letters into burning flames. I have been spit on in the face, poked on my body and I have even been beaten up as part of a workshop. My home has been space cleared and decorated after all kinds of rules.

The Day The Universe Spoke To Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Sometimes the universe speaks to me. The problem is, I don't always know what it's saying. But on one recent Sunday, it roared in my ear and I got the message loud and clear. Shirley MacLaine would be proud.

No, You Are Not Actually The Power Source

Lillian Daniel | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

From the prosperity gospel that tells you that wealth is yours to create to new age promises that you can create your own perfect health, the implication is that we human beings are the power source. We must look like morons to God.

The Breakup Advice You Should Ignore

Alison Patton | Posted 03.15.2013 | Divorce
Alison Patton

We've created a divorce culture equally obsessed with "positive thinking" and "neat solutions." Whether it's well-meaning friends and family or the divorce blogs, the conversation is the same: "Rah-rah" motivational stories and self-help tools for making yourself happy again.

Back Doors To The Source

Shaman Durek | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Shaman Durek

Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.

Getting Ready For The End Of Time

Martin Boroson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Religion
Martin Boroson

Whether or not you believe there is some cosmic significance to the date Dec. 21, 2012, the fact that so many people are consciously focusing energy on a specific intention at the same time does have some significance.

12.21.12 -- The Birth of World 5.0

Jim Prues | Posted 02.09.2013 | Weird News
Jim Prues

The Winter Solstice of this year, 12.21.12, is the most auspicious occasion in modern memory. No other date resonates with such ancient warnings and c...

3 Fearless Ways To Let Go

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

While I have experienced -- and want to affirm -- the absolute centrality of letting go, I would like to complicate it somewhat also. Because it matters what you're letting go into -- and that, I think, is actually the harder part of the work.

Shakti Gawain Is Still 'Living in the Light'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
BJ Gallagher

This year is the 25th anniversary of the publication of Living in the Light by New World Library, so I thought it would be interesting to check in with the author and see what she's up to lately.

Akin and the Medieval Worldview of the Right

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Debold

Todd Akin's views are positively medieval. I mean this literally. Medieval means prerational. And the problem is that rationality, the capacity to exercise reason, happens to be foundational to our form of democracy.

Book Review: Lola, California

Joel Drucker | Posted 10.17.2012 | Books
Joel Drucker

The newly-released paperback edition of Lola, California is a powerful, innovative and lyrical American novel. To read it is to enter a rich territory -- the landscape of memory and choice.