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Essays & Interviews

The Recreation of the Self


You self-identify through the things you see before you. You know your name because somebody says it. You know your identity because you were told who you were by other people. If there was nobody to say your name, who would you be?
Paul Selig

The Greatest Band You've Never Heard Of: The Story of Happy The Man


They are spoken of in terms reserved for classical composers, of religious music. They have not released a new recording since 1983, and failed utterly, commercially, even in their heyday, circa 1977; yet a stroll through their Guest Book, year 2002, reads like a wet dream.
Todd Brendan Fahey

Light Is Not a Metaphor


When we are aligned with Light, with what is real, we are less likely to be fooled by pretty words covering empty promises.
Jonathan Goldman

Reclaiming Art: An Interview with J.F. Martel


J.F. Martel’s new book, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice: A Treatise, a Critique, and Call to Action (Evolver Editions/North Atlantic Books), is a powerful invocation to return to what is arguably art's central purpose, “to call us back to the source."
Jeremy D. Johnson

CBD-Rich Cannabis Versus Single-Molecule CBD


A ground-breaking study has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant Cannabis extract as compared to synthetic cannabidiol (CBD), challenging the medical-industrial complex's notion that “crude” botanical preparations are less effective than single-molecule compounds.
Martin A. Lee

Technature


Future technology has to consist of machines, materials and molecules that adapt to the biologic cycles of earth instead of perturbing them, and they have to enrich earth with life-enhancing stimuli instead of discharging poisons. What is needed, therefore, is a different, new “nature of technology,” an evolution whereby technology adapts to its environment.
Christian Schwägerl

The Current State of Lucid Dreaming: A Talk with Robert Waggoner


Each time we fall asleep, we enter a world more vast and strange than anything we might fathom in waking life. Lucid dreaming pioneer Robert Waggoner explains why lucid dreaming has resurfaced in the 20th century, who practices lucid dreaming, the transformative potential of this practice, and more.
Faye Sakellaridis

Ancient Future


The fragmenting of the human image of the divine into gods versus goddesses and consequently masculine versus feminine is a long-standing state of affairs. Within this opposition, the masculine came to dominate, associated increasingly with the sun, or the logical and rational, and the female with the moon, or the emotional and the irrational.
Howard Teich

ForeverEverLand Feature Conversation with HANNAH


Many will be familiar with the sound of HANNAH knowing either her solo work, or having been introduced by way of a myriad collaborations.
Keyframe Entertainment

Seed Libraries Fight for the Right to Share


Sharing seeds may sound innocuous enough, yet this increasingly popular exchange—and wider seed access—is under attack by agriculture officials interpreting seed laws and powerful corporations expanding their proprietary and market control.
Christopher D. Cook

The Art and Science of Psilocybinetics


Seeking supernormal inspiration, I determined to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and do some perceptual fieldwork there. This glorious plant sanctuary provides a wonderful opportunity to confront some of nature’s more exotic creations housed safely within Kew’s splendid Victorian greenhouses.
Simon G. Powell

Transcendence: R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell Talk Singularity, Psychedelics and Technoculture


If you go deep enough into transhumanism, this jumbled rorschach of psychedelia, D.I.Y. culture, personal computers, Silicon Valley and A.I. actually starts to make sense.
Jeremy D. Johnson

The Future is Now: An Interview with Douglas Rushkoff


Author of Present Shock, Douglas Rushkoff teaches us that "the future is now"; that we are in control, if we choose to be, and that a career can be made as a sort of kosher Dennis the Menace.
Todd Brendan Fahey

Flipping the Valentine's Script


When it comes to Valentine’s Day, no one is more jaded than I am. And yet, I am not alone. The single person sulking their way through a(nother) lonely Valentine’s Day is as much a cultural stereotype as the googly-eyed couples trading teddy bears and balloon bouquets in “honor” of the occasion
Dani Katz

At Home in the Dark: Interview with Director Charles Shaw


This is a conversation with Director, Author and Activist Charles Shaw about his current project, "At Home in the Dark: a film about trauma and PTSD" which relates personal journeys towards healing as shared by individuals from New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Ibiza.
Terra Celeste

Time is the Most Precious Commodity in the Universe


Jupiter Ascending takes Lana and Andy Wachowski’s unparalleled talent for world-building to new heights; this galactic fairytale is a parable about Disclosure.
Mark Heley

Origins of Superstitions


Many of us engage in superstitious rituals -- like saying "God Bless You" when someone sneezes, or exercising extreme caution around mirrors -- without being able to explain why. In the video series "Origins: Superstitions," filmmaker Ronni Thomas and I explore the origins of some of the most enduring superstitions.
Mitch Horowitz

Activism in the New Story


Play and celebration seem frivolous in the face of a relentless world-destroying machine that recognizes no logic but the logic of force. Shouldn’t that wait until we have something to celebrate? I think it is quite the opposite.
Charles Eisenstein

Je suis Charlie musulmane, or The Art of Liminal Identity


The in-between is a space for outsider-insiders, the Hermes of tongues and lungs of many breaths, the mouths that spell and negate voice and speech right from the pitched-up tents of liminal life.
Miri Imam-Gabriel

The Demonization and Deification of Cannabis: Sex, Drugs and Enantiadromia


The demonization and deification of cannabis are two sides of the same coin. You can always tell which people live on a polarized coin because whichever side of it they inhabit they share a bond of absolutism. Cannabis is either the “devil’s weed” or a divine plant goddess that is a cure for everything.
Jonathan Zap

Birthmarks and Reincarnation


“Experimental birthmark” describes an Asian custom: the body of a dying person is marked with a substance, most often soot, so that if the individual is reborn the infant’s body will bear a birthmark corresponding to the placement of the mark on the deceased — a death mark becoming a birthmark.
Larry Dossey MD

Reality and the Psychedelic Experience


This possibility of hope in the face of clear and present danger to the biosphere is an opportunity not to be squandered in prohibition on the one hand, or in uninhibited silliness on the other. In my kindest moments I see humankind vis à vis psychedelics and their uses as very much in the monkeys-discovering-fire phase.
Diana Slattery

Quantum Consciousness: Reconciling Science and Spirituality Toward Our Evolutionary Future(s)


As a global species we may be in the throes of a transition towards a different state of consciousness. characterized by quantum properties such as coherence and non-local field information. Such a ‘consciousness field’ would transform how we relate to other people, the world around us, and expand our perceptual realities.
Kingsley L. Dennis

The Spectral Age


There was a time when all it took to escape the spectacle was to turn off the TV and go for a drive in the country. Today it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how one could free oneself from the entanglements of artifice. Social media, for instance, is an infrastructure designed for the express purpose of serving as the universal intercessor of all human relationships.
J. F. Martel

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News, Videos, Podcasts & Events

The Need for Cognitive Privacy


As technology and our ability to interpret fMRI data increases, so will the need for laws that protect the "domain of privacy" in our skulls. Neuroethicist Paul Root Wolpe expresses his concerns about the future of cognitive privacy.
Faye Sakellaridis

Colossal black hole discovered in early Universe (Wired UK)


One of largest black holes to be found in the early days of the Universe has been detailed in Nature by a group of Chinese and American astronomers. SDSS J0100+2802, as it's fondly known, is a quasar, or "quasi-stellar radio source".
Faye Sakellaridis

Love And Light Mix by Ace Ventura


A special set made for the Love & Light tour in South Africa, March 2015.
Keyframe Entertainment

Can I make my brain as plastic as a child's?


Early childhood is a critical period for learning because the child's mind is less rigid and more receptive to new information. Could new studies into neuroplasticity help return us to this cognitive sweet spot?
Faye Sakellaridis

Bumblebees make false memories, too


Humans aren’t the only ones whose memory fails them. A new study, the first to explore false memories in non-human animals, found that bumblebees maybe experience confusion between flower patterns.
Faye Sakellaridis

Uchu - Chill Out Gardens 04 - Boom Festival 2014


Uchu - Chill Out Gardens - Recorded August 7th 2014 at Boom Festival.
Keyframe Entertainment

Portable Distillation Unit Cleans Sea Water on a Sunny Day


The London-based company Desolenator has put forth an innovative solution to clean drinking water with a product that purifies dirty water through the process of distillation.
Faye Sakellaridis

Google will soon send solar-powered drones into the sky


Google is getting closer to officially launching its solar-powered drone program Project Titan and will send its first fleet into the sky sometime this year.
Faye Sakellaridis

Generation Y & The Social Entrepreneurship Revolution


Generation Yers, also known as millennials, grew up with the Internet and a surge of social justice activism — does this make them the best suited for social entrepreneurship?
Faye Sakellaridis

NASA reveals how dust from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon rainforest


In a great display of nature’s wide-spread interconnectedness, this NASA video shows how dust from the Sahara Desert gets picked up by strong winds and carried over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean where it fertilizes the Amazon rainforest.
Faye Sakellaridis

Pot is legal in D.C. starting Thursday (but Republicans want the mayor in jail)


Possession of marijuana will become legal in Washington D.C. this Thursday, despite a warning from House Republicans that there will be legal repercussions.
Faye Sakellaridis

Live At The Rainbow Factory - Jan 2015 by Chris Steady


Deep, dark, heady techno mix recorded live January 3 at the Rainbow Factory.
Keyframe Entertainment

Mochipet “Psilocybin Samurai” album review


Mochipet released “Psilocybin Samurai” on January 3rd, 2015, and it’s an exploration into psychedelic visions, a magic trip composed of glitch hop swerves, “truffle steps”, and psychedelic bass grooves.
Keyframe Entertainment

Digging into the South Node 3.2.2015


A congregation of planets around the south node in Aries has us looking into the past right now...
Adam Elenbaas

Join Paul Selig for an Evening of Transformation


On Friday, March 27, Evolver and Podell Agency present "Mastery & Mystery: A Channeled Workshop with Paul Selig," in NYC, where the award-winning author and channel will lead a deeply transformational workshop where you will work directly with his guides.
Faye Sakellaridis

Dreaming Into Neptune 2.24.2015


While the Moon is in Taurus today, the Sun and Neptune are conjoining in Pisces.
Adam Elenbaas

Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines


In this interview with Next Nature, prominent scifi writer Bruce Sterling argues that the desire to humanize technology comes from a fundamental misunderstanding regarding the difference between cognition and computation.
Faye Sakellaridis

Tribal Alliance


The Tribal Alliance is a collective of visionary leaders, event producers, elders, wisdom keepers & community organizers committed to anchoring in a new era of collaboration. The Tribal Alliance is from March 5-9 in Costa Rica, and is a free event.
Aloka

"Integrating Sexuality & Spirituality" [Psychedelic Salon]


The latest episode of Psychedelic Salon features a conversation about psychedelics, sexuality, and the dark side of ayahuasca tourism between Shonagh Home and Yalila Espinoza, Ph.D., two highly experienced medicine women.
Faye Sakellaridis

Neptune and the Blue Dragon 2.26.2015


The Neptune/Sun conjunction is inviting us to imagine more profoundly.
Adam Elenbaas

Luck and Necessity 2.23.2015


As Jupiter trines Uranus and Uranus squares Pluto we're looking at the approaching intersection of luck and necessity.
Adam Elenbaas

VR could cause 'neurologic change', warns Magic Leap CEO


According to the CEO of Magic Leap, the Oculus Rift is dangerous and can cause neurological change. Magic Leap is focused on augmented reality, a different and ostensibly safer technology than virtual reality.
Faye Sakellaridis

Chris Kilham Talks Ayahuasca on Fox News


Fox News viewers learned all about ayahuasca last week from Chris Kilham himself, who appeared on "Health Talk" to discuss ayahuasca's healing properties, and his new book "The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook."
Faye Sakellaridis

Bluminous by Johnny Blue


Listen to Bluminous (Compiled & Mixed by Johnny Blue).
Keyframe Entertainment