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Religious Ecstasy

After The Jelly Beans Are All Gone Comes Pentecost

Jack Levison | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

It's official: the end of the Easter season. Pretty soon, in fact, the church will settle in for a long summer of what it calls ordinary time. But not yet.

A Snake-handler's Lethal Embrace Of Religious Ecstasy

Jack Levison | Posted 12.06.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

Snake-handling is senseless, of course. But it's also daring. It's the lure of ecstasy. The rush of religious adrenaline.

Ecstatic Altruism: The Secret Contemplative Art And Science Of Tibet

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

What makes the Tantric Buddhism of Tibet more mysterious than the Buddhist traditions that gave us mindfulness and lovingkindness? This simple question has at least three right answers.

Ecstasy And The Future Of Liberal Religion

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Americans are disenchanted with liberal religion because they crave religious passion and because they are disenchanted with religious institutions and leaders who are seem genuinely afraid of religious feeling.

American Manhood From Mickey Mantle to Landon Manchild Donovan and Why I'm Convinced the US Can Win World Cup 2010 in South Africa

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

The more mojo, hoodoo and juju we can send through the power of our collective will to Team USA in South Africa, the more likely it is for our dream to come true.