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When evangelical Christians say they talk to God, what do they mean? Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann wanted to find out.

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"Religion always starts with mysticism," says David Steindl-Rast. Now 89, he's been a Benedictine monk since 1953. 

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Getting a good night's sleep is hard for a lot of people, but imagine trying to drift off when you have terrifying hallucinations.

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Margery Kempe was one of the world's most famous Christian mystics — a medieval pilgrim with a penchant for uncontrollable sobbing. 

A little more magic in the world.
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February 17, 2018
September 22, 2018

"Magical thinking" gets a bad rap these days. It suggests losing your grip on reality or being so gullible that you'll believe anything - from ghosts to miracles. But what if magic isn't pure fantasy? Maybe it's the gateway to wonder.  More

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Religious scholar Michael Muhammad Knight thinks that most religions, including his own Islamic faith, have a secret history of magical practice.

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