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Orientalism in Movies

This week join your hosts while they talk about different ways Orientalism has creeped into pop-culture for the past few centuries. They chat Mulan, Freaky Friday, and Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone. Find the episode anywhere you get your podcasts! Just search Nearly Numinous. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We’re […]

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Cults & Charismatic Leaders

Ever wonder what it is about cult leaders that draw people to them? This week, join your hosts Rachel, Steph, and Jacqueline as they dive deep into the charismatic leader and what makes people so willing to follow them, even when their ideas might seem radical or outlandish to outsiders. We discuss the specific terminology […]

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Religion in Diet Culture

This week, join Rachel and Steph as they discuss all things eating and not-eating and how it relates to religion. They give some historical examples of fasting and other ascetic practices, but also get into the religious language we use surrounding the modern food and dieting industry. Don’t forget to subscribe wherever you get your […]

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The Feminist Fire of Celtic Christianity: A History and Storytelling of St Brigid

Join Steph and Jacqueline while they give you a ton of history on the beginning of Celtic Christianity and the history and contemporary relevance of St Brigid! And for an added surprise (like when St Brigid turns water into Ale, or when Jesus turns water into wine, or when Jacqueline turns water into Hot Chocolate) […]

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The Mindful Enneagram: An Interview with Steve Van Kleeck

We’re baaaack! After an extended break from lockdowns and holidays and all things, we’re here with an all-new Enneagram themed episode! Before the holidays, we interviewed Enneagram coach Steve Van Kleeck about his practice called The Mindful Enneagram. We discuss the spiritual approach to the enneagram, as well as the various spiritual and personal development […]

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Is Christmas Religious?

This week, the hosts gather around eggnog lattes and hallmark movies (and some other classics) and chat about all things festive, Christmas, and holiday-esque. After getting nostalgic about their own traditions, they question; is Christmas a religion of its own? Is it only a Christian holiday? Or is it completely areligious? Listen in to find […]

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Singing Together: An Interview with Rev. Wendy Luella Perkins

This week on Nearly Numinous, Steph interviews Reverend Wendy Luella Perkins, a chaplain at Queen’s University. They chat about her Soulful Singing meditation practice, and the importance of singing together in community with others. Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. You can also find transcripts for all our past episodes on […]

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