Once a cosmopolitan faith, Islam valued intellectualism and modernity. It was derailed by various geopolitical and religious forces.
Spiritual experiences can be explained in terms of a highly evolved brain. But they also can be extremely meaningful.
Is there an ultimate answer to the age-old question?
Before Constantine received his history-defining vision, a pagan Sun god paved the way for Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into the Eternal City.
Man does not live by measurement alone.
We know that everything changes, but we long for something more permanent.
De-urbanized lifestyles can be aligned with basic Taoist principles — and remote workers are starting to feel the connection.
How one man's divine dream became a poultry-shaped reality.
Adolescents actively shape the transformation of religion and become the bearers of new religious patterns, worldviews, and values.
Zombies aren't a modern-day obsession. Throughout history, fear of the undead led to bizarre burial rituals all over the world.
At this event, you’ll be around to hear the eulogy.
Modern robotics are creating a kind of cultural paradox, where the best religion is the one that eventually involves no humans at all.
Brian C. Muraresku, New York Times best-selling author of "The Immortality Key," unpacks ancient evidence for the widespread ritual use of psychoactive plants.
Yoga is more than just standing on your head. It's about uniting with the divine.
Some would say AI is immortal and all-knowing — Godlike, even.
How can you fit a camel through a needle?
Science cannot help us understand or describe first-person experience. Zen koans are a powerful form for helping us reach that description.
Queen Calafia seems like she could have sprung from the pages of a modern fantasy novel.
About 1 in 5 adults now say they have no religious affiliation, up from 1 in 50 in 1960.
The Church of England is debating if believers should stop using gendered language when talking about God.
Hint: They hold off on talking about their alien god until much later.
Democratic freedom, rapturous religion, and newspapers created a hotbed for social experimentation in 19th-century America.
Stoicism is a big deal right now, but it has some major flaws. Here's why you might want to hold off on becoming a Stoic.
If you lost your religion, it might be because the internet and social media are having a secularizing effect on American society.
"I am an anthropologist, and for years, I have spoken to people who have had these experiences."
Science will lead us to a universal morality and a cosmic religion.
Could the prevalence of flood myths around the world tell us something about early human migration or even the way our brains work?
We are traveling in a realm that once exclusively belonged to the gods. Space travel will force humanity to rethink everything.
Far from practicing witchcraft, the experimentation of medieval alchemists helped bring about the Scientific Revolution.
Adopting a healthy scepticism towards inherited ideas means “emptying the container of the Self.”