Hidden forces are always at work in the world, and people always want to control them, a cognitive anthropologist explains. Enter the human universal of shamanism.
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
Americans are increasingly choosing not to identify with any religious tradition. But this group of irreligious people is a complex one – with different relationships to religion.
BBC One's The Living and the Dead revels in the Victorians' obsession with the supernatural and the limits of science.
Hamlet begins with a 'night of the living dead'; Banquo turns into a ghost . The Bard had a supernatural streak and it was crucial to the genesis of Gothic literature.
In many parts of Nigeria, children are branded as witches and suffer abuse and even abandonment. Religion and poverty are thought to play a role.
The dark, disturbing imagery of Bowie's final album recalls how the artist inspired the goth movement of the 1970s and 1980s.
The belief in demonic possession – often thought to be a relic of The Dark Ages and the Salem Witch Trials – remains surprisingly mainstream.
Formlings are representations of flying termites and their underground nests. They are associated with botantical subjects considered by the San to have great spiritual significance.
The San are caught between a rock and an art place. While they face an uncertain future, myths and meaning come under the spotlight in a new book.