Is Religion the Secret to Happiness?

What if we measured our country’s “Gross National Happiness” instead of “Gross National Product”? Perhaps the fact that we don’t – that we measure the country’s success and well-being in economic terms – shows where our priorities lie. In this week’s episode of “Holy Facts” on The…

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Superheroes: Do We Have a New God in Town?

Who do you pray to when you’re in a jam? Superman, of course! In this week’s episode of “Holy Facts” on The Chopra Well, Gotham Chopra discusses the spiritual side to superheroes, from Hercules to Jesus to the Marvel gang. Even if we don’t all regularly pray…

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Wonder and Awe: Why We Need Miracles

Do you believe in miracles? Have you ever witnessed one? The lines often blur between what constitutes miracle, coincidence, synchronicity, and plain science. There are of course certain scientific principles that govern much of the universe, but even the purists out there can’t deny that life is…

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Is Sports Fandom the New Religion?

What is the most intense, universal, and enduring religion of all? Sports, of course! Okay, maybe we can’t make such a claim. But if religions are known for their communal experiences, rigorous doctrine, and masses of devout followers, then sports should certainly be somewhere at the top…

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Wicca 101: Witches, Magic, and the Art of Intention

What is it with witches and wizards? We love them, hate them, persecute them for hundreds of years, and glorify them in wondrous stories of magical worlds and flying broomsticks. In this week’s episode of “Holy Facts” on The Chopra Well, Gotham Chopra explores the wizarding world…

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