Welcome to 7 Questions, our series where we highlight exciting scholars in the field of religion and get to know the person behind the book. For this article, we interviewed Katri Ratia, whose book Alternative Spirituality, Counterculture, and European Rainbow Gatherings: Pachamama, I’m Coming Home was published with Routledge Press this March. Get to Know […]
Welcome to our series, “Excellent Excerpts,” where we share selections from recently or soon-to-be published books we think you should check out! In this post we are featuring Vodou en Vogue: Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States by Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha, out June 2023, University of North Carolina Press. From the Preface This […]
Welcome to our series, “Excellent Excerpts,” where we share selections from recently or soon-to-be published books we think you should check out! In this post we are featuring Gendered Fortunes: Divination, Precarity, and Affect in Postsecular Turkey by Zeynep K. Korkman, out April 21, 2023, Duke University Press. Book Synopsis: In Gendered Fortunes, Zeynep K. Korkman examines Turkey’s […]
Can we engage in “straight talk” about confusing drugs?
André Henry People love it when we’re snarky about white people and racism online. But I’m trying to talk about anti-racism, specifically about nonviolent struggle, the kind that King was talking about in his final days.
Patrick McCartney What precisely does a Yogic way of life consist of? How might evidence-based policy be generated? From what evidence are these policies derived?
Gary Laderman In addition to all these peculiar and profound circumstances, I also watched and assisted in my dad’s death while teaching “Death and Dying” in the spring of 2021, simultaneously professing about data and history and comparisons to students, while learning in the real world that I know nothing, that I am a child in a world of wonders and mystery, and misery.
Jonathan Dickstein Scholars have expressed that “‘abuse’ extends beyond individual yoga communities and is often performed through unacknowledged race, gender, and class privilege.” But what about unacknowledged species privilege?
The Painful Process of Awakening: Harm and Healing in the Healthy Happy Holy Kundalini Yoga Community
Nirinjan Khalsa-Baker How does a community of practitioners, who have spent the past 50 years dedicated to spreading the light, move toward healing when there is so much darkness in the shadow?
Philip Deslippe If someone was sincere in their devotion, does it really matter if the object of that devotion was not exactly what it was supposed to be?