Messages from the Dead, Missed Signals from the Living

The night of the spiritualist messaging service was the beginning of the end of my marriage.

Apr 19, 2017
Cult Confessions: Faith and the Limits of Liberalism

“It never occurred to me to consider Oneida in the same category as an apocalyptic Christian cult.”

Life and Breath: On Pregnancy and the Spirit World

“A life had ended, there in the water, quickly, without warning.”

The Art of Catching a Breath: On Buddhism and Politics

“Revisiting Buddhism in this changed world is like a balm for my wounds.”

Feb 21, 2017
The Vortex Jumper of Sedona, Arizona

Peter Gersten plans the next level of his “holographic reality program.”

On Vanishing

Alzheimer’s disease, Houdini, and America’s invisible caregivers