spirituality

I Am A Witch: Finding & Unleashing My Feminine Power

Blessed Samhain!

OK, so maybe you don’t know what that means. Five years ago, I wouldn’t have had any idea either.

In witch speak, Goddess speak, wise woman healer speak, that means Happy Halloween. And just a few years ago, that would have sounded way too witchy for me, because I thought (mostly because… More »


Meet The Witches Of Instagram

You probably didn’t realize it, but according to astrologists, back in 2012, the Earth and its inhabitants began a powerful period of spiritual awakening, prophesied by the Mayans as a shift in our collective consciousness. According to one astrology website I found, “the essence is we are shifting from our current limited state, to a higher vibration… More »


Your Starter Guide To Healing Crystals

Buy a rock and fix your life (maybe?). More »


Now You Too Can Own A $365 “Healing Pyramid”

Thanks to the good people at Amazon, a nifty 6-foot meditation pyramid can be yours for a sweet price (plus a shipping fee)! Hurry though, there are only five left in stock! Apparently normal meditation on a lame old pillow or whatever is totally inferior to chilling under this copper situation. According to the product… More »


Gift Guide: For The New Age Spiritualist

Need a gift for that person in your life that’s always checking their vibes, commenting on the color of your aura and signing their emails “Namaste”? Here are some vibrantly energetic treasures for the new age-y spiritualist… … More »


Free People Is Selling $68 Sticks In Its “Spirituality Shop”

Goddess bless Robyn Pennacchia at Death and Taxes for allowing us to tune into her heart song as she transcended into the cosmic abyss of Free People’s “Spirituality Shop.” Free People, for those not in the know, is a clothing and accessories brand. Their stores look like your worst Coachella nightmare. Desperately seeking a pair of… More »


Andrew Keegan From “10 Things I Hate About You” Started His Own New Age Religion

Remember Andrew Keegan from “10 Things I Hate About You”? So cute, right? Well, now he’s cute and the leader of his own spiritual religious movement called Full Circle. According to a story in Vice, Keegan operates Full Circle out of a building in Venice Beach, CA, drawing in followers who want to get involved… More »


5 Things To Know About Danielle LaPorte, The Spiritual Guru Shailene Woodley Calls “A Sister Beyond Sisters” [UPDATE]

Shailene Woodley loves a lot of things: Mother Earth, eating clay, making her own organic toothpaste, basking her vagina in the sun’s rays. But she love-love-loves the author Danielle LaPorte, who, in a Daily Beast interview, she refers to as “a sister beyond sisters.” Shailene raved about LaPorte’s book The Desire Map, which she explained… More »


Katy Perry Has Some Breakup Advice For You & It Involves Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

They say experience is the greatest teacher, and Katy Perry has sure had a lot of it so far. As Marie Claire’s January cover girl, Katy shared the wealth of lessons she learned through her highly public divorce from Russell Brand. When she was asked for a divorce via text message (did anyone else watch the marriage’sMore »


19 Signs You’re In A New Age Bookstore

We recently discovered that one of the many things we have in common is a deep love of new age bookstores. Ami actually used to work in one in LA, while Winona has spent countless hours wandering the aisles of Portland’s many alternative book shops, sniffing incense and wondering if she could ever make a… More »


Beliefnet Wouldn’t Allow Blogger To Use The Word “Feminist” On Her Blog, Anywhere

With no apparent sense of irony at all, the faith site Beliefnet allegedly hired a guest blogger who writes about feminist issues … and then told her she couldn’t use the word “feminist” anywhere in any of her blog posts.

Why? Because “feminist” is such an offputting word. … More »


Pray Tell: What Women Should Know About Scientology

These days, Scientology is everywhere – three books are out this month alone, including Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear, which has been featured everywhere from CNN to the New York Times Book Review. Yesterday, several ex-members filed a lawsuit against the Church, saying that Scientology kept asking them for more and more money… More »


Pray Tell: Megan Fox Considers the Possibility That Celebrity Culture Is the Antichrist

Megan Fox covers this month’s issue of Esquire, and she’d like you to know that she’s actually been religious this entire time.

“I’ve read the Book of Revelation a million times,” she told interviewer Stephen Marche. “It does not make sense, obviously. It needs to be decoded. What is the dragon? What is theMore »


Pray Tell: Why I Write About Religion

Telling people that you write about religion for a living always raises a couple of eyebrows. In the past, I’ve covered everything from fashion to pop culture, but no one ever questioned why someone might be interested in lipstick or TV.

However, religion is one of those things that can scare people just… More »


Alanis Morissette Writes Some Hippie-Dippy, New Age Stuff About The “Divine Feminine”

I love hippies … I just don’t always understand what they’re talking about. Case in point: an uber-New Age-y piece Alanis Morissette penned today on The Daily Beast about the “divine feminine.” Well, it’s sort of about how everyone needs to reconcile the “divine feminine” and the “divine masculine” within themselves and that will bring… More »


Learning The Hard Way: Woman Dies After Attempting To Live On “Sunlight Diet”

A Swiss newspaper reports a 50-something woman starved to death in January 2012 after forgoing food and water for a “sunlight diet.” But “breathearianism,” as the practice is called, isn’t a diet with the intention of losing weight. Rather, it’s a spiritual fasting that requires the practitioners to skip food and water for weeks. The… More »


Girl Talk: Losing My Religion

Recently, while sitting in the kitchen as a friend helped me dye my hair, the topic turned to death. We had both experienced close friends dying in our early twenties, and we were discussing how we dealt with it. I sat facing away from her, as she checked the foils on my hair. “I just… More »


I Went To An Indian Sweat Lodge And Didn’t Die

As someone who has attended an Indian sweat lodge and thoroughly benefited from it, I was deeply saddened to hear about the ritual gone terribly wrong in Sedona, Ariz., last week. Self-help guru James Arthur Ray is being investigated for his “Spiritual Warrior Retreat” that left two people dead and 19 others hospitalized. There was… More »