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Wakanda Wednesdays: Black Panther's spirituality pulls from reality

The tapestry of African-American religion and spirituality is exhaustively stitched together by both African and European traditions during the era of African enslavement. With their own religious and

The World of Magic Lantern Enthusiasts Loses Two of Its Leaders

Ricky Jay writes about Dick Balzer and Mervyn Heard, collectors who were fascinated with magic lanterns and phantasmagoria, the eighteenth-century horror shows in which projectionists conjured images
How the US government used jazz to “save India” from the communists

How the US government used jazz to “save India” from the communists

In early May 1971, the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson undertook a 10-day concert tour of India. The highlight of her trip was the three-hour…
The Look: Meet the Mediums of Lily Dale

The Look: Meet the Mediums of Lily Dale

The Lily Dale Assembly, a community of registered mediums and Spiritualists, opened the gates of its 160-acre town to visitors on June 29.
041 | Farsight

041 | Farsight

What tour of the Cabinet would be complete without an introduction to two amazing individuals? Today's guests are guaranteed to enthrall and entertain you.
A practical guide to starting a spiritual journey, like reiki and ayahuasca

A practical guide to starting a spiritual journey, like reiki and ayahuasca

So, you’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to get mystical. But so you don’t lose your cool and run shirtless through the…
The Universe According to Hilma af Klint

The Universe According to Hilma af Klint

In January 1906, Hilma af Klint was offered an unusual commission. For years, the Swedish artist had been meeting with four female friends to pray, meditate, and hold séances, in which they attempted
080 | Tall Order

080 | Tall Order

How things are built can inspire wonder and awe, as this trip through the halls of the Cabinet will surely reveal.
086 | Over a Barrel

086 | Over a Barrel

Life rarely goes the way we plan it. Some people aim for fame and miss the target, while others attract it without trying. In either case, what happens next is worth re-telling.

The Guggenheim’s Record-Breaking Hilma af Klint Exhibition Cements the Artist’s Stardom

The previously obscure Swedish visionary Hilma af Klint has posthumously become a superstar.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Princess Martha of Norway Hung Out in the Hamptons

In the Hamptons, the ocean waves are loud enough to drown out the criticism of trained medical professionals.
Marianne Williamson’s Spiritualism Has Deep,  Liberal Roots

Marianne Williamson’s Spiritualism Has Deep, Liberal Roots

It all started in the sleepy upstate town of Hydesville, New York. There, in March of 1848, the Fox sisters—ten-year-old Kate and 14-year-old Maggie—convinced their older sister, 34-year-old Leah,