SPIRITUALITY

supernatural

The Women Who Claim to Have Seen Fairies

According to a new survey, 44 percent of British people claim to have seen fairies. We speak to three women who believe in the little folk.
Caroline Kent
6.5.18
Weed

The Pot-Smoking Female Mystics of Bangladesh

The Bauls are a spiritual sect of troubadours who roam the countryside and sing for their supper. They also smoke a lot of weed.
Nathan Thompson
9.26.17
witchcraft

Sometimes Pop Culture Really Is the Gateway to the Occult

For decades, Christian groups have warned that beloved fantasy franchises like Dungeons & Dragons and Harry Potter can lead impressionable youths astray. We spoke to some witches who can confirm this is true, though by no means a bad thing.
Sarah Lyons
7.7.17
death

Speaking with the Dead Is an Effective Way of Mourning

When a loved one passes, the grief can be overwhelming. But your bond doesn't necessarily end there.
Michelle Duff
5.15.17
California

I Went on a Spirit Quest with a Guru Who Believes Dolphins Are Telepathic Aliens

Aros Crystos, a "dolphin ambassador on land," says the aquatic mammals are actually divine masters, and they're here to bring us back to the ocean.
Eva Sealove
5.2.17
Culture

The Church of Crying: Why Americans Are Devoted to 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'

Since the 90s, the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series has blossomed into a franchise that includes dog food. A lot of people have memories of the books being religious—but most of them aren't. What unites the stories, and continues the brand's...
Diana Tourjée
4.28.17
SPIRITUALITY

I Watched Men 'Experience' Childbirth at a Male Labor Workshop

In this new age of spiritual transcendence, anything is possible.
Elfy Scott
3.29.17
orgasms

What Happened When I Went to a 'Sacred Squirting' Workshop

Around the world, women are signing up to learn the art of combining spirituality and sexuality. I went to a class to see what all the fuss is about, and—hopefully—release some emotion from my vagina.
Susanna Freymark
3.22.17
Culture

The Artists Recreating the Tarot Deck for the 21st Century

A team of four female curators brought over 70 artists together to create a new, more diverse tarot deck for an upcoming London exhibition. See exclusive images from the deck.
Sirin Kale
1.5.17
Sex

Cuddles and Sex Make Men More Zen, Study Says

Meditation can wait.
Angela Skujins
10.10.16
witchcraft

Witch Trials: There Is Nothing Magical About Being a Pagan in Prison

From his cell, William Rouser waged a decades-long legal battle with the California Correction System for Wiccan rights, incense, and candles. He's one of many in the fight to get prisons to recognize and accommodate the religion.
Gabby Bess
7.8.16
magick

New World, Old Newts: Five Women Show Us Their Sacred Altars

Whether you're hoarding crystals or curating trinkets from traveling, an altar is the perfect way to find connection to something bigger than yourself.
Gabriela Herstik
1.17.16