Topic: Holy Facts

Mercury In Retrograde: What It Is, And Whether It Really Causes Your Technology Glitches

Mercury In Retrograde: What It Is, And Whether It Really Causes Your Technology Glitches

Whether you believe in astrology or not, you’ve most likely heard of “Mercury in Retrograde”–everyone’s favorite excuse for missing emails, broken cell phones, and computer malfunctions. But most of us don’t actually know what it is. To learn more about what’s really happening with the planet (and why everyone thinks it’s to blame for their technology problems), check out this week’s Holy Facts on The ChopraWell. More »

Gotham Chopra Talks Bunnies And 8-Foot Phalluses

Gotham Chopra Talks Bunnies And 8-Foot Phalluses

What do bunnies and bachelorette parties have in common? They’re both rife with references to fertility, according to Gotham Chopra, whose new Holy Facts video is all about symbols and celebrations of fertility in various cultures. Gotham’s explorations are interesting, but the real star of the video is probably the eight-foot phallus carried around the Honen Matsuri festival, where attendees have come to increase their chance of fertility (and bountiful harvest and prosperity) for hundreds of years. More »

If These Guys Can Pierce Their Faces With Bikes, You Can Meditate

If These Guys Can Pierce Their Faces With Bikes, You Can Meditate

A lot of people complain that it’s hard to find time to meditate, despite their best intentions and real belief in its mental and physical benefits. But if it’s painful for you to carve out 15 minutes a day for peace of mind, I’d encourage you to spend three watching this video, from ChopraWell‘s new web series, Holy Facts, about the physical extremes some people go to in the name of devotion. More »