Believers

We Need to Talk About Snails

“The day I confessed to being a witch I had no idea what I was doing.”

Aug 30, 2017
We Are All Scientists: On Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science

Eddy’s lifetime of illness, and her encounters with medical therapies, poised her as an instrument of revelation.

Aug 24, 2017
Magic Is for Everyone: Meet Some of the Artists Bringing Racial Diversity to Tarot

Creators of new decks seek to address the need for representative and culturally specific tarot.

Aug 02, 2017
How We Struggle to Grieve in Our Chinese Christian Family

“When the missionaries came with their Good News, they also declared that what we’d had before was bad.”

Jun 21, 2017
My Hindu American Childhood: A Comic

“Age 13: I watch the opening of ‘Garden State’ and hear the only prayer I know and truly believe that Zach Braff gets me.”

Jun 06, 2017
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