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The Man Who Destroyed Skepticism

Scourge of psychics James Randi was no skeptic; our culture is poorer as a result

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The Persecution of Witches, 21st-Century Style

Far from fading away, thanks to digital interconnectedness and economic development, witch hunting has become a growing, global problem.

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How Oral Roberts Changed Religion

The preacher realized we were supposed to be happy.

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Ronald Reagan and the occultist

The amazing story of the thinker behind his sunny optimism

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Crusader for Christianity, capitalism and 'The Power of Positive Thinking'

For decades, social critics have viewed the author of the 1950s mega-seller “The Power of Positive Thinking” as a sloganeer of happy thoughts, simplistic theology and covert bigotry.

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The 10 Best Self-Help Books You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

While too esoteric to gain mass appeal, these books are a treasure of serviceable advice

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The New Age and Gnosticism

The needs of today’s New Agers echo those of our ancient ancestors

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When Does A Religion Become A Cult?

America has long been a safe harbor for experimental faiths. But the unorthodox can descend into something darker.

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Anarchic Macick

An unholy manifesto

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How Thomas Jefferson's Secret Bible Might Have Changed History

Gone are the virgin birth, divine healings, exorcisms and the resurrection of the dead, all of which the chief executive dismissed as “superstitions, fanaticisms and fabrications.”

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God of the Outsiders: A Devilish Primer

A catalogue of personal resources for making a serious exploration of Satanism

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Reagan And The Occult

Ronald Reagan had an interest in lucky numbers and newspaper horoscopes. Less known is that a certain scholar of occult philosophy had a lifelong influence on the 40th president of the United States.