The Rise of Guru Jagat, Kundalini Yoga's New Star

The Rise of Guru Jagat, Kundalini Yoga’s New Star

To anyone who has walked into a Los Angeles yoga studio, the scene this Wednesday morning would be familiar: white walls hung with Tibetan silk tapestries that depict various incarnations of the Buddha; leafy plants... Read More
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The Witching Hour: The Occult In An Age When There Are No Secrets

The Witching Hour: The Occult In An Age When There Are No Secrets

IN 1692, BARKING LIKE A DOG, pretending to fly, or erupting in a spasmodic fit was seemingly enough to get a teenage girl in Salem, Massachusetts, branded a witch and hanged, as depicted in Stacy... Read More
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Glam Rocks: L.A.'s New Crystal Movement

Glam Rocks: L.A.’s New Crystal Movement

Every Friday night, local artists, chefs, screenwriters, fashion designers and the odd indie celebrity like the French singer, Soko, file into the Sweat Spot, a dance studio in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles,... Read More
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What Warpaint Packs on Tour

What Warpaint Packs on Tour

When Warpaint returned to Los Angeles in July after a two-month tour that spanned the western hemisphere, Emily Kokal, one of the all-female quartet’s vocalist/guitarists, would often find herself wandering the hills of her Echo... Read More
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Cosmic L.A. Style: Designer and Vintage Connoisseur Katy Rodriguez

Cosmic L.A. Style: Designer and Vintage Connoisseur Katy Rodriguez

Resurrection, the bi-coastal vintage boutique that Katy Rodriguez founded with her partner Mark Haddaway, just celebrated its 18th birthday. During those years, Rodriguez launched her own clothing line, co-curated a collection of rare 20th century fashion... Read More
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The World According to Willow

The World According to Willow

She was a pop princess at the age of nine and poised for movie stardom by 11, having been cast as “Annie” in an update of the beloved musical, but right now, just two days... Read More
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Altadena Shangri-La

Altadena Shangri-La

To transform her Altadena yard into a restorative garden retreat, writer Annie Retamal called upon Melinda Joy Miller, a permaculture expert, feng shui master and healer who is the author of a new book, Shamanic... Read More
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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

It might be tempting to dismiss detoxing as just the latest health fad or a California cliché that’s easy to poke fun at, but the truth is, in this age when the air we breathe... Read More
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This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

A secluded hillside haven just above Sunset Boulevard, Bel Air is one of the world’s most prestigious – and private – communities. It’s a place populated by movie moguls and former presidents, where property values... Read More
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A Safer World

A Safer World

Mathew Gerson was already familiar with the ways conscience and commerce intersect when he had a “eureka” moment. Gerson–who in 2005 founded online retailer Econscious Market, which sells eco-friendly products and donates up to 10... Read More
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Urban Healers

Urban Healers

California’s spiritual tradition is deeply ingrained. The Golden State has long been a magnet for seers and seekers, from yoga swamis to esoteric scholars to psychedelic cult leaders. But if some of those past figures... Read More
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The High Priest of Los Angeles

The High Priest of Los Angeles

Last Sunday evening at the Silent Movie Theater, a clip from the 1938 astrological murder mystery “When Were You Born?” was shown as part of an “Occult L.A.” program curated by the author Erik Davis.... Read More
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