Although predominantly Hindu, the Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four major world religions—and is tolerant of many more.
The American mythologist spent his life examining the cultural role of stories and synthesizing their common motifs into a universal tale of the human experience.
Ancient Hindu and Buddhist Tantra describe various focal points on the human body, which can be “worked” on to attain physical and psychological benefits.
The Hindu spiritual teachers of the subcontinent play an important role in everyday life, acting as exemplary guides. Yet they are not without their controversies.
The archaeology of prehistoric burial sites suggests a number of interesting aspects to the belief in life after death.
The Celtic Druids possessed great knowledge and were highly respected, yet they tended to be violent – and did not have to be men.
The Aztecs didn’t only carry out human sacrifices—assisted by priests, they also offered their own blood to the gods.
Scientist and priest Michał Heller talks about the steam engine, theology, and physical problems with materialism.
“The Way of a Pilgrim” is a classic work of 19th-century Eastern Orthodox mysticism that charts the travels of an anonymous Russian ascetic. Its influence has also spread to the West.
The emergence of Aleksandr Gabyshev – a lone shaman with Moscow in his sights – has had repercussions both for Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Russian shamanism.