Sacred Plant Teachers

When you consider working with a sacred plant teacher, do you consider whether the plant sees you as one of its people—the people it was brought into the world to help? Or do you consider only what you want?
Eliot Cowan

Reaching the Edge

When we reach an edge in our process and are about to have a potential breakthrough, the psyche will oftentimes express itself in synchronistic phenomena. This is a sign that we have touched the archetypal dimension of our being.
Paul Levy

Celebrity Ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna Shares Psychedelic Wisdom

I recently met Dennis McKenna at the Harvard Natural History Museum to view the Glass Flowers exhibit. During our walkabout, McKenna pointed out psychoactive and psychedelic plants and shared his insights about the sacred healing plant ayahuasca.
Zoe Helene

FOMO, Digital Dementia, and Our Dangerous Experiment

The couple thumbing their smartphones while ignoring one another, the moviegoer texting while his smartphone's screen blinds us, and the person who can't stop messaging long enough to keep the checkout line moving are all suffering from FOMO.
Larry Dossey MD

Psychedelic, Shamanic, and Magickal Themes in Video Game Culture

A cursory view of video game history demonstrates the pervasive historical and real world applications of shamanism and sorcery that lie latent in many popular titles masquerading as mere fiction.
Benton Rooks

Radical Spirituality for a Radical Generation

The Occupy Movement was brought on by a sudden burst of discontent by America’s youth. Though such anger was originally pointed at Wall Street, the movement encompasses a much deeper spiritual awakening.
Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

The Other Side of the Moon Gate

At nine, I died again. This time I came back remembering not only the whole journey but a whole other life, lived among people other than human in a world that seemed like home.
Robert Moss

Gateway drug, to what?

The steps in several states and countries toward cannabis legalization implies a release of the mentality of control: interdiction, punishment, and psychological conditioning.
Charles Eisenstein

Reprogramming the Self-Sabotage Code of Human Evolution

The future isn’t over yet. So let’s put in motion the energy to steer ourselves, and the technologies we touch, into the eusociality of cooperative survival. Starting now.
Kristin Prevallet

The Light That Burns: Night-Time Illumination and Melatonin Suppression

Darkness heals. Up until recently, the only major sources of light at night were starlight, moonlight and firelight. Now many of us are subject to electrical lighting long into the night. This artificial light pollution has a highly detrimental effect.
Sam Gandy

Why I Support the Worldwide Wave of Action

Through a worldwide movement, we can rally to change our fate and chart a new direction, but we need to act quickly. We must overcome the current paradigm and launch a new operating system for global society, based on principles of regenerative design.
Daniel Pinchbeck

Revolutionary Optimist Amiri Baraka Done Gone

Amiri Baraka died on January 9 at the age of 79. I began this writing with the urge to speak of the man, and then thought that I am not worthy to speak of him. Then I read the New York Times obituary and felt that I must.
Steven Taylor

Casting Precious into the Cracks of Doom, Androgyny, Alchemy, Evolution and the One Ring (Part III)

Apparently there was an age of androgyny during Paleolithic times. Relations between the sexes were egalitarian, and life-affirming values were celebrated, but this was wiped out and replaced by dominator, patriarchal societies that still rule.
Jonathan Zap

Set Science Free's 200+ PhDs vs TED

200+ PhDs, MDs, and a Nobel Prize Winner Protest TED's Anonymous Scientific Board on the anniversary of the removal of Dr. Sheldrake's talk The Science Delusion

A Quest for Gnosis: An Interview with Gabriel D. Roberts

Gabriel D. Roberts discusses his latest book, The Quest for Gnosis, with Reality Sandwich. Featuring over a dozen authors, scholars, occultists and modern day gnostic-practitioners, Gabe has accrued a fascinating look at the modern day occult landscape.
Jeremy D. Johnson

The Blunt Edge of Ockham’s Razor

Our scientific beliefs are a laundry bag of second-hand rags cut to resemble lab coats, dyed in the distillate of our prejudices. They are given to us, not chosen by us; but they define our world and set the limits of acceptable belief and behaviour.
The Reverend Nemu

The Akasha

The tenet that the observed world is a manifestation of a deeper dimension is now rediscovered at the cutting edge of quantum field physics. It is not new: it has been a basic element in classical Indian philosophy.
Ervin Laszlo

Integral Revolution

Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation, Neal Gorenflo of Shareable, and author John Restakis interview Catalan Integral Cooperative’s Enric Duran.
Michel Bauwens

The Second Psychedelic Revolution Part Three: Terence McKenna, The Rise of the Plant Shaman

In the decade following his death, the focal points of Terence McKenna’s life’s work have become, for better and for worse, something of a blueprint for the rise of a global neo-tribal, techno-shamanic culture.
James Oroc

On the Subject of Psychic Self Defence

Psychic attack is a real as any other invisible illness. Chronic fatigue syndrome, paranoia, obsessive compulsive disorder are all diseases of vague origin. What matters is your ability to change the game with conviction and redefine yourself.
Sarah Maiden

Mindapps and The Neurosingularity Project

When scientists discover the genes that control nerve growth, will they be able to control this process in order to produce more brain cells? Will the Neurosingularity Project then move from brain repair and enhancement to enlargement or even brain design?
Thomas B. Roberts PhD

Criminals and Researchers: Perspectives on the Necessity of Underground Research

It is my sincerest hope that we will see prohibitionist barriers to psychedelic research crumble, allowing a safer environment for non-sanctioned researchers to continue their important work. But, for the time being…
David Nickles

Bowie and the Outer Planets: The Astrology of Ziggy Stardust

On February 10, 1972 David Bowie played a gig as an alien. It made him a superstar and changed rock and roll. Bowie's stage show grew to embrace themes that are archetypally reflected by the three outermost planets in our solar system.
Michael Tucker

Why Following Your Bliss is Bullshit

Once we pull back the veil and dissolve the illusory hype about following our bliss, we see that this whole arena of living our soul purpose, following our daemon, giving our talent and artistry, is a real gift of lasting value.
Chris Dierkes


What to Plant in Your Garden to Help Save the Bees

With the introduction of genetically modified crops, stronger, more powerful, and prevalent pesticides, and a rapidly changing climate, bee colonies are quickly disappearing.
Faye Sakellaridis

On Mars Retrograde 4.17.2014

Let's take a deeper look at the inhibiting voice of Mars retrograde in Libra.
Adam Elenbaas

Sarcasm and Disillusionment in the New Age Subculture

In this episode of the Maraya Karena Show, Maraya confronts the "Shit New Age Girls Say" meme, the troubling spot in which the new age/spiritual subculture finds itself, and the parallels to what has happened in other Western subcultures.
Nick Meador

Magic Mushrooms Can Create New Brain Cells

Hardcore trip enthusiasts have been using psilocybin mushrooms for years in an attempt to gain access to the Technicolor trapdoor into the unknown. Of course, there are also those who just want to watch their friends' faces melt off and listen for sublimina...
Jeremy D. Johnson

Breakthrough DNA study could slow big cat extinction

New research comparing genes from living lions with ancient lion remains could help scientists boost dwindling populations.
Faye Sakellaridis

Astronomers Have Found the First Earth-Sized, Habitable Zone Planet

It's the same size as our home world, and at the right distance from its parent star to have liquid water. So, have we at last discovered Earth 2?
Jeremy D. Johnson

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

Ever start dancing to a beat without even realizing it? According to a new study, there’s a “rhythmic sweet spot” that causes our bodies to move before our minds make the conscious decision to.
Faye Sakellaridis

It's Time to Encrypt the Entire Internet

The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it's time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.
Jeremy D. Johnson

Nightlight Horoscope 4.16.2014

The Moon is in Scorpio, trining Venus, and about to make aspects to Jupiter and Pluto.
Adam Elenbaas

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots, which are able to perform logical operations, into a living cockroach. Researchers says that these nanobots may eventually be able to carry out complex programs, and diagnose and treat disease.
Faye Sakellaridis

Dream Telepathy: New Data

Distinguished cognitive scientist Carlyle Smith presents data that suggests that people can dream details about the personal struggles of strangers by examining a picture and intending to dream about them.
Faye Sakellaridis

Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear Hilariously Engage in Improvised Existential Banter

Kermit the Frog ( Jim Henson) and Fozzie Bear ( Frank Oz) hilariously engage in improvised existential banter about their greater state of being during this 1979 camera test for their first "live-action" film, The Muppet Movie .
Jeremy D. Johnson

Grand Cross Symbolism 4.15.2014

We are still under the orb of the eclipse. Sudden freeze warnings on the east coast radios. Let's look at the symbolism of the Grand Cross in greater detail today...
Adam Elenbaas

Seoul Counterpoint: Piri

Check out DJ Spooky's new music video, "Seoul Counterpoint: Piri," shot between NYC and Seoul.
Faye Sakellaridis

So You Want To Be An Herbalist In NYC?

Join some of the city's most knowledgeable herbal practitioners for an evening of skill-sharing presentations and drinks at "So You Want to Be an Herbalist at NYC?" an Herbal Imaginarium event, on April 24 in NYC.
Faye Sakellaridis

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Horoscope

In some ways there is no better way of describing it. We are reduced to cliches..."shit's intense," we say. And what's wrong with that, really?
Adam Elenbaas

Surprised, anyone? Marijuana legalization doesn't increase crime

Not only does marijuana legalization not correlate with an uptick in crime, researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas argue, it may actually reduce it.
Jeremy D. Johnson

Endless Flamethrower v1.0 by squarepusher

Squarepusher is the principal pseudonym adopted by Tom Jenkinson, a UK-based recording artist. His compositions draw on a number of influences including drum and bass, acid house, jazz and electroacoustic music.
Keyframe Entertainment

Mysterious black ring seen floating over England?

Fission Chipz has the most convincing explanation so far: transformer explosions.
Jeremy D. Johnson

Comedians Talking about Psychedelic Drugs

Enjoy a glorious 21 minutes as comedians Joe Rogan, George Carlin, Doug Stanhope, Duncan Trussell and Bill Hicks each get a turn in this video to talk about psychedelic drugs.
Jeremy D. Johnson

Psychedelic Press is Looking for Psychedelic and Entheodelic Writers for their Next Anthology

The Psychedelic Press is an independent publisher based in Cornwall, UK. They publish a range of books on the science, culture, and history of psychedelics, drugs, and medicines.
Jeremy D. Johnson

Graffiti Artist Banksy Explores the Role of Tech in our Lives

U.K. artist Banksy has revealed some new graffiti artwork poignantly examining the encroaching level of tech into our social lives.
Jeremy D. Johnson

Ten ways 3D printing could change space

The European Space Agency have identified ten ways that 3D printing can be used to transform how space missions are put together.
Faye Sakellaridis

Nightlight Horoscope 4.11.2014

Venus and Neptune conjoin today in Pisces. Let's imagine the spiritual preacher who says, "Love is at the foundation of everything. Love is in everything. Love is the only worthwhile thing."
Adam Elenbaas