Category: Metaphysics & Unexplained Phenomena

New Release: The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga

Inspired by his time spent with wise sages in Asia in the 1930s, Paul Brunton wrote The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga (and its companion volume The Wisdom of the Overself) at the request of these remarkable teachers. Brunton’s books are a profound re-creation of the teachings of Hindu Vedanta and Buddhism. Clearly written without the …continue

Free Will Astrology – May Horoscopes

Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): Chris Moneymaker was employed as an accountant in Tennessee. On a whim, he paid $39 to enter an online poker tournament. Although he knew a lot about the game, he had never competed professionally. Nevertheless, he won the tournament. As his award, he received no money, …continue

Author Spotlight: Benebell Wen

Corporate law and tarot divination haven’t always gone hand in hand. Yet author Benebell Wen works comfortably at that intersection, balancing a full-time legal career with her tarot reading practice. Wen is the author of Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth, approaching tarot through an analytical context. Holistic Tarot is …continue

Free Will Astrology – April Horoscopes

Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Choconiverous” is an English slang word that’s defined as having the tendency, when eating a chocolate Easter Bunny, to bite the head off first. I recommend that you adopt this direct approach in everything you do in the coming weeks. Don’t get bogged down with preliminaries. …continue

“The Palaces of Data” from TechGnosis

by Erik Davis This excerpt is from TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, a book that investigates how technology intersects with our religious imagination.   The Palaces of Data Imagine arriving at your local shopping center. Park the car, slip in through the whooshing automatic doors, and start exploring the place, …continue

New Release: TechGnosis

How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis—a cult classic of media studies, now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem firmly disengaged, mystical and esoteric impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological …continue