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Noah Levine Blames the #MeToo Movement for the Demise of His Punk Rock Buddhism Empire

The disgraced Buddhist teacher considers himself a "rogue outlaw dharma rebel." Some of his former students have a different assessment
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Crystals Might Be Good for Your Aura. But Buying Them Could Be Bad Karma

From human rights abuses to environmental destruction, crystal mining harms more than it heals
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Will a Pair of Beloved Jewish Summer Camps Rise from the Ashes of the Woolsey Fire?

Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp have a temporary home but the fate of their former site in Malibu remains unclear
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Scientology Is Looking Abroad for New Stars and Vulnerable Recruits

Besides courting foreign celebs, the church has been showing up in the wake of natural disaster and other tragedies
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A Former Scientologist Says the Cruise Kids Were Trained to Hate Nicole Kidman

Sam Domingo lays out some bombshell claims in a new interview
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How the Women Who Brought Día de Los Muertos to L.A. Carry on the Tradition

How to create an altar–and why it matters–from Ofelia Esparza and Consuelo Flores

The Church of Scientology Assures Us That Its Cruise Ship Is Measles-Free

An outbreak at sea can really put a damper on a Caribbean cruise

The Story of This Drug Rehab-Turned-Violent Cult Is Wild, Wild Country-Caliber Bizarre

From forced sterilization to attempted murder by rattlesnake bite, Synanon has a wild legacy
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What Do We Know About Kanye West’s “Church” Services?

The controversial rapper praises Jesus with his Sunday Services