In my research, I’ve seen how people can feel a new sense of gratitude, meaning and purpose. They often take up new hobbies and careers. They become less materialistic and more altruistic.
So-called Spiritualists split off from Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 years ago, but some of their ideas carry on.
Samhain will be particularly poignant this year for Wiccans who are members or veterans of the US military as they process the end of the 20-year war in Afghanistan.
Americans are getting more comfortable with new forms of spirituality, but their views of atheists are still complicated.
Interest in Wicca and witchcraft appears to be increasing, but what exactly is Wicca in the first place?
Cosmism, a theory that blends faith in science with religious traditionalism, serves as a source of inspiration for conservative Russian ideologues in search of a national idea.
Day of the Dead rituals help people connect with their ancestors, which the Aztecs believed was key to well-being.
This new age spirituality has entered many workplaces under the guise of self-help.
Becoming aware of your own mortality can be a liberating and awakening experience.
Framing the fight against coronavirus as a spiritual war may stem from a shared sense of discomfort about an adversary without discernible conscience; an impersonal demon.
Learning from the example of spiritual retreats.
Big development projects can mean the loss of a community’s identity and connection to their past.
Buddhist meditation apps are an increasingly popular stress-reliever for people on the go. But do these apps really work? Or are they products of a lucrative industry contributing to a tech addiction?
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
Spirituality may not align with scientific values, but even psychologists say ‘peak’ experiences can change people. Will society allow the entire language of religion to be owned by conservatives?
Is everything about who we are contained within our brains?
Deep sea mining could supply valuable rare minerals to green technology, but one project in the south-west Pacific is invoking the wrath of local spirits.
In many European societies, the non-religious are a sizable part of the population, often silent but growing in number.
A new study reveals Australian teenagers do not relate to established ideas on religion and spirituality. Instead, they fall into six broad groups and show great tolerance for others’ ideas.
Around 14% of Australians identify as spiritual. It is time they were given the same rights as those belonging to organised religions.