The Psychedelic Renaissance: In Drugs We Trust?
Gary Laderman What is going on beneath surface, you ask? I’ll try to be brief.
Introducing Don’t Think About Death: A Memoir on Mortality
Gary Laderman This book attempts to explain why I study death and to recall how I got to, and stuck with, the topic.
Black Lives, Sacred Matters
Gary Laderman Religion is always mostly about material bodies.
Disturbing Deaths and National Disunity
Gary Laderman The national body politic is dead, another corpse that, perhaps in this case, doesn’t deserve a public ceremony but instead is rotting publicly before our very eyes.
Sacred American Values in Pandemic Times
Gary Laderman Where will Americans put their faith in this unprecedented time of crisis?
Mass Death Moments
Gary Laderman Sadly, human history is full of examples of “mass death,” often tied to war and disease, that are usually pivotal periods for living communities.
Gary Laderman Touching is all of a sudden quite fascinating to me.
Gary Laderman In other words, experiences with LSD and the publicity surrounding them gave shape and content to modern understandings of spirituality.
Derek Webb Beyond Belief
Phillip Luke Sinitiere If folk music historically has been an artform of creative social critique, then analysis of Webb’s musical art and artistic production more generally can serve as a collective lens through which to peer into the complex threads of contemporary religion, culture, and politics in the United States.
Trump and the Apocalypse: Or, the Ribald Religion of New Orleans’ Krewe du Vieux Parade
Edward E. Curtis IV and Andrea R. Jain This year’s theme was “Erection 2020.”