The author takes readers on her trip into Paganism and the occult, from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies.
Recounts the life of Pope Francis, focusing on his time as the leader of Argentina's Jesuits, his behavior during the Dirty War, and his mission to restore authenticity and integrity to the Catholic Church.
Examines the status of women in Arab countries, arguing that misogyny in the Middle East and North Africa is rampant as a result of an unfortunate mixture of cultural and religious factors, and that the women of the region must fight for their rights.
The editor of the award-winning White Flight reveals the role of mid-20th-century corporate titans and evangelical activists in systematically creating the pervasive myth that America has always been a fundamentally Christian nation.
An investigative reporter examines the relationship between intense meditation and mental instability through the case of Ian Thorson, a man who died of dehydration and dysentery on a remote Arizona mountain while practicing a bizarre version of Tibetan Buddhism.