(RNS) — ‘The Secret: Dare to Dream,’ a film based on the bestselling book ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne, was released on July 31 and features a star-studded cast alongside an inspirational dose of spiritualism.
(RNS) — Christians and New Agers alike tend not to concern ourselves with human bodies, and too often talk of actual justice is hushed for the sake of unity or good vibrations.
(RNS) — Why did Richard Alpert become Baba Ram Dass? It is the story of American Judaism.
(RNS) — It makes perfect sense that we would curate our religious self-conceptions the same way we silo ourselves on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
(RNS) — Most Americans mix traditional faith with beliefs in psychics, reincarnation and spiritual energy they say can be found in mountains, trees and crystals.
(RNS) — 'It’s a big-tent spirituality,' said book editor Brandenburgh, 'so it’s something that not only Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants feel comfortable with, but it’s also something that is of interest to the neo-pagans of the world, many of the New Age types.'
Many moments ago—two millennia or so—all this was called “Gnosticism,” which never left our cultures, and returns in newly marketable forms.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (RNS) What's the difference between belief in a religion and belief in the paranormal? Not much, some say.
BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) Without Gerald Heard, the "godfather of New Age," some of the major spiritual developments of 20th-century America might never have happened. And at least one skeptical California newspaperman might never have sobered up. By Kimberly Winston.
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