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Palo Santo Sticks

Frankincense, Myrrh and apparently, Palo Santo wood. From a tree indigenous to the Americas, these burning sticks calm the senses and help you find center when modern life becomes overwhelming.

Confetti Uncut

What is it about tiny pieces of paper being thrown up in the air that makes us so happy? D. Graham Burnett dissects the ticker tape phenomenon. Now we just need something to celebrate…

Come Sunday

What makes a ‘spiritual’ a spiritual? Hundreds of years being sung in the church or maybe just the combination of Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson? Written by Duke for his symphony ‘Black, Brown and Biege,’ this song is at once the most mournful and most hopeful thing you’ll ever hear.

Borobudur Temple

The 9th-Century shrine to Buddha is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, but its history is shrouded in mystery. Who built it, and why, cannot be agreed on to this day.

On High

Photographer Humza Deas climbs the buildings of New York to get unbelievable images that make even the most mundane views seem otherworldly.

Mix-and-Match Spirituality

Young people are approaching religion from a highly individualistic view. What does that mean for faith and religion in the 21st Century?

The Places In Between

Rory Stewart’s incomparable memoir of his walk across Afghanistan in 2002 is at once lonely, engaging, frightening, funny, humbling and transcendent. There’s no better example of the simplicity of humanity.

Blackwork

Roxx channels something from somewhere else to create an interesting hybrid of traditional and personal art.

Top of Red Rock

Since we have found ourselves in the era of the bucket list, add Red Rocks Amphitheater to yours. The view seems to make sad songs sadder, anthems even bigger, and everything sound better.

To Build a Home

Sometimes you want music that feels as viscerally big as it sounds. The Cinematic Orchestra lives up to their name with this anthemic song that feels as large as the Universe, yet with a message that is as simple as coming home.

Me and the Universe

Cartoonist Anders Nilsen explains wear he fits between the Big Bang and the Apocalypse, and makes even the most complex evolutions easy to understand.

Survival Tale

Terry Anderson was held captive for almost 7 years in Lebanon. In this video, he describes the emotional toll of that experience and what he held onto so that he might survive.

The Book of Strange New Things

An eye opening novel about the Bible, extraterrestrials and life on Earth when your husband is in space. Faber questions love, theology, space travel and end times.

Pale Blue Dot

An early unpublished version of Sagan’s most quoted passage shows his process and that even he could not deny the power of anaphora.

Comet McNaught

Robert McNaught has discovered hundreds of comets (including the biggest in human history), and yet, he never stops searching the night sky for something else.

Deep Dark Down

Hector Tobar tells the horrific and inspiring story of the 33 men trapped in a Chilean mine for 69 days. It says volumes about the human spirit.

SoulPulse

Who knows if you can track such a thing, but this app, at the very least, makes you aware of how you think about spirituality in your daily life.

An Astounding Fact

Neil De Grasse Tyson tells an astounding fact of the Universe and explains how we are not only connected on this planet, but through space and time.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Mortician Caitlin Doughty has a unique perspective on the death industry and what we could do to improve it as well as our experience when our loved ones pass away.

Islam, Judaism, Christianity

An scholar discusses the relationship between Islam and the other two ‘universal’ religions…and finds both similarities and shared imperfections.

Religion for Atheists

Alain de Botton explains why you don’t have to be a believer to gain something from the complex organizations that have formed around the world’s thriving religions.

Silence

Hans Zimmer wrote this piece for the film The Thin Red Line. It is impossible not to feel both the sadness and the hope in it (that might be why it’s in every over dramatic trailer since).

The Empties

Row writes, “None of the old endings played out, did they? So we have to imagine new endings. Hence the possibility for hope.”

God’s Funeral

A.N. Wilson ponders the different thinkers, philosophers and famous figures whose findings and theories began to dismantle religion.

We Feel Fine

Harvesting the Internet for people using the phrase ‘I feel’, Jonathan Harris and Sepandar Kamvar have created an artwork that lives and breathes, and makes even a cynic feel a part of something.

Candide

Voltaire skewers everyone from priests to philosophers in this short and brilliant tome for doubters. It’s a comfort knowing that people are questioning everything as much as you may be.

Is That All There Is?

Maybe you just don’t know why you should care anymore, maybe you never have. Any way you slice it, Peggy feels exactly the same way.

Palo Santo Sticks

Frankincense, Myrrh and apparently, Palo Santo wood. From a tree indigenous to the Americas, these burning sticks calm the senses and can help you find center when modernity becomes overwhelming.

Top of Red Rock

Since we’ve found ourselves in the era of the bucket list, add this place to yours. The view seems to make sad songs sadder, anthems even bigger, and everything sound better.

Candide

Candide is a short and brilliant tome for doubters. Voltaire skewers everyone from priests to philosophers in this manic salute to life itself. Sometimes it’s a comfort knowing that people are questioning everything as much as you are.

Astounding Fact

Spirituality and science are not mutually exclusive. Neil De Grasse Tyson tells an astounding fact of the universe while explaining how we are not only connected on this planet, but through space and time.

Come Sunday

What makes a ‘spiritual’ a spiritual? Hundreds of years being sung in the church or maybe just the incomparable combination of Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson? Written by Duke for his symphony ‘Black, Brown and Biege’ this song is at once the most mournful and most hopeful thing you’ll ever hear.