Spirituality & Health is for people who wish to explore the spiritual journey-the journey to self knowledge, authenticity and integration. It offers you inspiration for the practice, people and ideas of the current spiritual reawakening. We cover all points of view on spiritual questions, drawing on the world's wisdom traditions as well as science, psychology, sociology and medicine.
FROM THE EDITOR
Spirituality & Health • volume 25, number 5
Lucy Campbell • S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with Lucy Campbell about Northern influences, diversity, and her possible future as a tattoo artist. You’ll find Lucy’s art throughout this issue.
Be a Heretic
Ringing Gongs, Clanging Cymbals, and the Primacy of Love
THE EYEBROWS • Your eyebrows are a major source of emotional expression. Even if they are masked, we can often tell what a person is feeling based on eyes and eyebrows alone. What are your eyebrows doing right now?
Peace and Quiet
Great books from our S&H contributors!
LESSONS FROM MASTER SURVIVORS • MARK MATOUSEK has spent decades studying how obstacles morph into strengths. He shares what he’s learned from master survivors.
AN AUTUMN EQUINOX RITUAL • DAY SCHILDKRET offers a Shake and Harvest Ritual. His newest book is Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change.
RETHINKING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION • Mindfulness and meditation teachers BENJAMIN KOCH and ADRIENNE VAN DER VALK explore how to go beyond self-focused manifestation and imagine true global change.
FINISH THE STRESS CYCLE FOR BETTER SLEEP • Sleep coach MONICA LE BARON describes how to let your body know that it’s time for rest.
LESSONS FROM Extreme Rituals
BOOKS WE love
ACT FIRST, THINK LATER • Rachel Goldsmith Turow, the author of The Self-Talk Workout, offers a way to skip past self-criticism.
uplifting the self • Cultivate the best version of yourself with wisdom from the worlds of Buddhism, astrology, and psychedelic medicine.
eating well • Be inspired by cultural cuisine, medicinal foods, home gardens, and personal tales on how food can change our lives.
climate & nature • Reconnect with nature and restore the planet through these titles from activists, researchers, and journalists.
FRIENDSHIP FLATTENS HILLS • It’s time to put connections at the center of wellbeing, says relationship expert Marisa Franco.
the science of … • From friendship to firewalking, these fresh titles show us the research behind the things that make the human experience so unique.
ROMANTIC LOVE FOR FRIENDS
A LIFE OF EVOLUTION • Trailblazer Joseph L. Graves, Jr. believes that we can solve stubborn problems by applying the science of evolutionary biology.
memoir and biography • Let these personal stories of triumph, justice, and unity help you craft your own life story.
GATHER COUNCIL: AN ECOLOGICAL PRAYER • Sophie Strand, author of The Flowering Wand, shows how acknowledging our nonhuman neighbors can be a form of prayer.
earth-based spirituality • Step into an age-old perspective on life—steeped in animism, intention, and witchcraft—with these magical titles.
GROWING THROUGH LIFE’S CHALLENGES • Christopher Willard, the author of How We Grow Through What We Go Through, offers ideas for healing—and growing—after trauma.
overcoming trauma & grief • Navigate complicated feelings and experiences with wisdom from medical professionals, psychologists, and healers.
sobriety & recovery • In need of support on your journey to sobriety, or holding space for someone in recovery? These books can act as powerful tools.
a good night’s sleep • Light a candle, brew...