Mind & Body


Finding the Mind’s Nine Bodies

by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

Phillip Moffitt, the previous owner, and editor of Esquire magazine is able to distinguish nine meditative states and describe how to attain them. He speaks to his inner adventures that he has pursued for six decades and focuses on altered states diverges which examined how Buddhist teachings can be applied to daily angst.


Listening to Trees

by Sam Mowe, from Spirituality & Health

When we listen to trees, we “unself” ourselves — and open to great beauty.


Biopower to the People

By Mailee Hung

Fitness trackers are redefining what it means to be a human subject.


Your Cultural Attire

By Zahir Janmohamed

Conversations about appropriation sometimes miss the complexity of culture.


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Your Inner Voice

By Andrea Owen

Learn to understand your inner critic and how you can transform your happiness by changing your daily thoughts.


The Utne Mens’ Saga

By Eric Utne

From an ocean away, two distant relatives discover that they have more in common than a shared ancestory.


The Potential of Attention

By by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

Can humans affect physical reality with their minds?


Into the Rafters

By Floyd Skloot, from Harvard Review

Reflections on a football dream cut short.



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