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Improving Your Habits with Lunar Help

By Maggie Anderson

Almanac devotees are familiar with the formidable list of agricultural and farm husbandry chores that can be done successfully under the right Moon phase. These include planting potatoes, making cheese curds, and cutting hay. I keep my Moon Sign Book handy just in case that five-pound bag of potatoes under my sink . . . → Read More: Improving Your Habits with Lunar Help

Ten Famous Scientists Who Held Surprising Supernatural Beliefs

By Lauren Davis

While we typically hold up scientists, especially those who have made important discoveries, as paragons of rationality, numerous scientists have had fascinations with cryptids, psychic phenomena, and other aspects of the occult. And what some of these particular people believed may surprise you.

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1. Sir Isaac Newton and His Belief in . . . → Read More: Ten Famous Scientists Who Held Surprising Supernatural Beliefs

The Mysterious Beast of Boulter’s Lock

By Brian Langston

The following mystery is one which falls squarely into the category of cryptozoology and is related here for the first time. The key witness was, until recently, a serving police officer. Her name has been changed to preserve her anonymity in retirement. Her account was given first-hand to the author.

In the . . . → Read More: The Mysterious Beast of Boulter’s Lock

Breath and Blood

By Magpiemason

[Snip] Many cultures see the soul as being intertwined with the physical breath (önd, like Greek pneuma and Latin anima, carries a primary meaning of breath, and a secondary meaning of spirit/soul), with the soul entering the body on the first breath and leaving on the last. It’s no mistake that the word . . . → Read More: Breath and Blood

Reading the Landscape

By Nimue Brown

The history of a land is often very present in its shapes, surfaces and in remaining structures. That which is beneath the soil – remnants of builds for example, will change the vigour of plants and create a visible indicator of what went before. Ghosts of old hedges and paths, remnants of . . . → Read More: Reading the Landscape

A Church with a Hole in its Heart

An excerpt from One Nation Under Gods: A New American History, by Peter Manseau

In the dry red soil of Chimayo, New Mexico, there is a hole in the ground that some call holy. They intend no pun, no play on words. The hole is a serious matter; the locals who tend to it would . . . → Read More: A Church with a Hole in its Heart

Choose Your Thoughts, Choose Your Life

By Della Temple

Taming your inner critic and getting to the core of who you truly are, not whom others think you should be, is a process. It’s a process of intentionally choosing your thoughts instead of allowing your inner critic to choose for you. Much like peeling away the layers of an onion, this . . . → Read More: Choose Your Thoughts, Choose Your Life

Anthropologist: This Is How I Met the Spirits

What a scientist learned from his encounter with a necromancer and the spirits of his ancestors

By Ton Otto

Editor’s note: The Baluan people of Papua New Guinea believe their dead ancestors have a special power and the ability to play an active part in the lives of the living. Scientists, on the other hand, . . . → Read More: Anthropologist: This Is How I Met the Spirits

Five Ways to Make Enlightenment Work in Everyday Life

By Catherine Dowling

Many of us experience moments of enlightenment—41% of us in fact, or so a 2002 Gallup poll tells us. Enlightenment is that state of radically expanded awareness where the boundaries of our individual self melt into a blissful union with the life force. We are at one with the cosmos and feel . . . → Read More: Five Ways to Make Enlightenment Work in Everyday Life

Empathy as a Spiritual Power

What Type of Empath Are You?

By Cyndi Dale

I work with clients every day; they call from locations as far-flung as Japan and as close to home as Iowa. The reason I can provide this long-distance service as an energy medicine healer and intuitive specialist is the support of a vast network of satellites, . . . → Read More: Empathy as a Spiritual Power