Whereas religion describes a shared system of beliefs and participation in typically public worship, spirituality is personal, describing one’s inner path and the practices that enable a person to discover the essence of his or her being.

Matador publishes extensive content including personal essays and narratives on spirituality as well as interviews with spiritual leaders.

Matador’s Brave New Traveler channel has focused on “inner travel” or travel as an essentially spiritual act.

Spirituality Articles

Why I chose to be alone on New Year’s Eve

by Marinel de Jesus

This ancient philosophy could help us live more harmoniously in the modern world

by Sara Metzger

A reminder of what solstice is all about

by Terra Trevor

A love letter to the American South

by Scott Summers

A photographic pilgrimage through Japan’s Kumano Kodo

by Katja Schilling-Bayley

The spiritual awakening we feel in water could save the planet

by Zachary Slobig

Elon Musk thinks the universe is a computer simulation. He might be right.

by Matt Hershberger

Meet Slomo: the man who skated off the grid

by Matt Hershberger

5 powerfully medicinal plants along the Inca Trail

by Lauren Williams

Infographic: 23 good luck charms from around the world

by Alice Latham

How a gift to President Obama set off gemstone fever in Indonesia

by Marie Dhumieres

6 Tips For Better Summer Photography

by Steven Shalowitz

This NSFW meditation will get you through your day

by Matt Hershberger

The 12 most influential spiritual books of the past 50 years

by Shiromi Arserio

“Blind Guy” has awesome fashion sense and perspective on life

by Matt Hershberger

15 sacred plants from cultures around the world

by Cathy Brown

Science says you aren’t alone [vid]

by Matt Hershberger

When you lose a loved one while on the road

by Candice Walsh
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