Where to Find Ecstasy... and Feel the Divine
The consequences of the world’s changing economic order are huge. You are small. Can your actions make a difference? Of course. Activists from the world’s faith traditions are showing the way.
When Andrew Newberg’s book on the brain science behind religious and mystical experience turned up on the cover of Newsweek, it sparked a lively debate about God, evolution, and the meaning of life. This “neurotheologist’s” work is moving fast, so we caught up on his personal quest to understand the mysterious workings of mind and spirit, his latest research, and its profound implications for our daily lives.
Great commercials tap into our deepest desires, creating cravings for gizmos we didn’t even know we wanted. Here, a top ad consultant shows how to use advertising archetypes to own yourself rather than buy more stuff.
Longtime yoga devotee and prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kadetsky went to India on a Fulbright grant with a desire to return to the roots of the practice and to study under B.K.S. Iyengar, the world-renowned guru who helped popularize yoga in the West. Kadetsky was prepared for the harsh, grueling rigor of Iyengar’s school in Pune, but she never imagined that her toughest lessons would come from his daughter, Geeta, whose sometimes rough teaching style forced Kadetsky to test her mettle and transform her pain. — The Editors