Rory Dickson, author of Living Sufism in North America, explains why ISIS targets Sufi shrines.
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Rabbi and meditation teacher Jay Michaelson explains his resistance to the maxim “love your enemies.” Plus: Combating Trump-induced angst.
Robert Place, author of The Alchemical Tarot, explains how ancient esoteric ideas gave rise to a variety of alchemical practices. Plus: The Fool’s journey.
Geneticist George Church on the future of genetic engineering. Plus: Resurrecting the mammoth.
Paul Bloom, author of the new book Against Empathy, argues that feeling other people’s pain can lead us astray.
Massimo Pigliucci on why an ancient ethical system makes sense in modern times.
Fourth in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.
Introducing a new MeaningofLife.tv feature: Sixty-Second Sermons.
Shane Mauss, host of Here We Are, explains how he uses psychedelic drugs as a meditative aid.
Fifth in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.
In this Sixty-Second Sermon, Isabel Mareş asks white Americans to reconsider how they see the world.