Essays & Interviews

Teasing Away the Threads: (Non) Insights on Gnosis from a Cyborg

With the intriguing confluence of friends that have - quite literally - sat on my couch as of late, and those who I correspond with mostly (for now) online, I felt compelled to share my own process with the elusive note of spiritual gnosis.
Jeremy D. Johnson

The Phoenix Generation: A New Era of Connection, Compassion & Consciousness

In the years ahead we are going to see great change sweeping through our diverse human societies. It will be change not only brought about by intentional minds and willing hearts; but also by necessity, by coercion, and from an evolutionary imperative. The 21st century will be equivalent to the dramatic ‘flat Earth to round Earth’ shift that was thrust upon humanity centuries before.
Kingsley L. Dennis

A New Metaphysics of Medicine

Modern science is not always what it claims to be. It is increasingly faith-based, it is not conducive to freethinking, and medicine in particular is hampered by this troubling trend. The rise of science in the West as the arbiter of truth roughly parallels the decline of philosophy. The capacity to think deeply on subjects of great weight has been gradually replaced by an unreflective faith in the facts brought to us by science.
Larry Malerba D.O.

It all depends on what you call a Guru - Ramblings on a return from rural silence

Living in nature, at the whim of the five elements, one can learn to dissolve symbolic interactions, allowing what is to be without any feedback from artificially induced systems. The silence that develops from this sneaks up, suffusing and reclaiming the ...
David Metcalfe

Apocalypse NO

Rather than defining humanity as the destroyer of nature, the Anthropocene casts people in an affirmative, long-term role. It is neither about facing an ecological apocalypse, nor harking back to “the good old days.” It is about answering the question of what impact today’s population is having on the Earth in the years 2050, or 2500 or 25000.
Christian Schwägerl

Nahualism: The Ancient Knowledge of Dreams

When we go to sleep, the tonal and the nahual come together, forming a unique energy body. When this energy body is formed, we reach the state that in Náhuatl is known as temixoch, that is, a blossom dream, a lucid dream, controlled at will.
Sergio Magaña

The Lore and Lure of Aleister Crowley: A Dialog

Nearly six decades since his passing, the famed occultist Aleister Crowley continues to fascinate. Reality Sandwich invited Gary Lachman and Tobias Churton, whose respective Crowley biographies were released this year, to discuss Crowley's relevance today.
Gary Lachman and Tobias Churton

Art Shaman from Times Square

In September of 2014, through a mutual friend, I met Myztico Campo in his Brooklyn studio. I was very much taken with his paintings. We talked about doing an article for RS. I did some research about his life and work in various media and was struck by parallels in our respective life experiences. The interview turned out to be more of a conversation.
Steven Taylor

Led Zeppelin's Dance with the Occult

Led Zeppelin perfectly encapsulates the power of the occult imagination, how it continues to see expression, and how it was able to completely propel rock and roll into electrifying new directions.
Peter Bebergal

Demystifying Enlightenment: Jeffrey A. Martin Explains the Finders Course

The result of over 8 years of academic research into higher states of consciousness, the Finders Course shows that everyone has the potential to achieve an enlightened state by learning techniques that are accessible to all.
Ken Jordan

Wolf Farts and Raven Shit: A Few Underused Medicinal Mushrooms

Seems like everyone these days (including me) is using reishi, maitake, Chaga and Cordyceps. What about puffballs and corn smut?
Richard Mandelbaum

Fighting Violence with Peace

Now that the elections are over, it’s time to think about how we as individuals, and as a nation, respond to a world that is threatened by climate change, dysfunctional economies, terrorism and other crises around our planet.
John Perkins

Yin and Yang of Chi

The symbol of yin and yang became the foundation of Chinese health philosophy. The ancients had realized a truth, that by keeping these forces in balance, chi would remain vibrant. Conversely, when the balance of yin and yang is upset, chi may stagnate or consume itself.
Rehmannia Dean Thomas

Mermaid Yogi Brittany Trubridge on Communing with Nature’s Elements

Brittany Trubridge is affectionately known as “The Mermaid Yogi” for her exquisite underwater yoga art photography. I caught up with Brittany to talk about her mission of bringing people closer to nature through yoga, her ocean conservation work, and the importance of circling home.
Zoe Helene

Importing Healing Herbs from the Jungle

Adriana Ayales is a rainforest herbalist from Costa Rica. She founded Anima Mundi Herbals as a way to bring justice to the rainforest lands. We spoke about learning the craft in Costa Rica, herbalism's growing presence in NY, and ethical wild crafting.
Ken Jordan

Some Words About the Poem

The poem is dream and dreamer intertwined. It remakes language in the act of being writ. Mind and tongue, breath and mark. Papyrus, clay, paper, cyber-bit and byte.
Diane di Prima

Street Ritual: A Global Conscious Movement of Collaborative Artistic Visions

Street Ritual is a transcendent evolution, unifying a collective of conscious and creative artists who are manifesting collaborative realizations.
Keyframe Entertainment

The Waters of Heterodoxy: A Review of Gerald Pollack’s “The Fourth Phase of Water”

Gerald Pollack offers an elegant new theory of water chemistry that has profound implications not only for chemistry and biology, but for the metaphoric foundation of our understanding of reality and our treatment of nature.
Charles Eisenstein

The Mal-Practice of Psychiatry

Intrinsic to the Hippocratic oath that all medical doctors take is to cause no harm; in my case every single psychiatrist broke their sacred vow big time.
Paul Levy

Consciousness in the Cosmos

The beyond-the-brain consciousness is not a material entity in the manifest world. It is an intrinsic element in the Akasha, the deep dimension of the cosmos.
Ervin Laszlo

Distracted Doctoring and the iPatient

The term “distracted” doctoring does not adequately describe healthcare providers who habitually use electronic devices for non-medical purposes during patient care. These doctors, nurses, and technicians aren’t distracted by outside happenings; they’re purposefully deciding to interact with Facebook friends or Twitter followers instead of the patient in front of them.
Larry Dossey MD

Musica Speculativa - Occult Roots in Sound and Vision (Part 1)

It is from the secret pages of the 'Book of Nature' that the original meaning of the 'occult' was first drawn. As lovely as one finds the careful curve of a daimonic sigil, the cunning craft of a cautiously cut wand, or the potent poesis evoked by a proper turn of mantric phrase, these are but aesthetic adornments lavished on deeper essential elements. Music remains one of the most powerful ways to return our attention to the secret root at the heart of occultism.
David Metcalfe

Canyon de Manhattan

We speak of geologic time as if it is an anomaly, as if human constructed time were more normal, more real. The opposite is true. The rhythms of the earth are real time, or the real timing with which we should concern ourselves with.
Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD

Halloween as Liminal Window Zone

The essential idea of Halloween is that it is liminal (between and betwixt), an opening between the world of the living and the world of the dead. It can also be a temporary autonomous zone where the imaginal prevails.
Jonathan Zap


News, Videos, Podcasts & Events

Launch of the Psychedelic Society in London

The inaugural meeting of the Psychedelic Society (PS) - Mainstreaming Psychedelics - took place in Conway Hall, London on November 3.
Faye Sakellaridis

Why Hypnosis Might Just Change Your Life

Hypnosis can help initiate life-changing shifts by interrupting habits and allowing space for change.
Faye Sakellaridis

Naomi Klein - This Changes Everything - 2014 Bioneers Annual Conference

The award-winning Canadian journalist, international activist and best-selling author (The Shock Doctrine, No Logo) depicts climate change as more than an “issue.” It’s a civilizational wake-up call.
Faye Sakellaridis

Why broken sleep is a golden time for creativity

It feels natural to fall back asleep when we wake up in the middle of the night, but this might actually be the best time to be creative.
Faye Sakellaridis

Daedelus LIVE Set in the Boiler Room

Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths. He recombines sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own.
Keyframe Entertainment

Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior

This NYC exhibition features a selection of art inspired by psychedelic and altered states of awareness. It goes until Dec. 14. Catch RS contributing editor Nese Devenot at this Saturday's Psychedelics Panel.
Faye Sakellaridis

[Visionary Dialog] • Is the Contemporary Occult Different than Occult Era’s Past?

Join Gary Lachman, Mitch Horowitz, David Metcalfe, and Pam Grossman for the live, interactive webinar "Is the Contemporary Occult Different than Occult Era’s Past?" This Visionary Dialog takes places TONIGHT!
Visionary Dialogs

Make Sacred Geometry a Part of Your Life

Discover how to make sacred geometry's elegant insights an essential part of your daily experience. Join David Metcalfe for the live, interactive video course "Sacred Geometry Applied: A Practical Approach to the Harmonies of Light, Sound, and Vision." Tonight!
Evolver Learning Lab

Edmund Burke on the Sublime

What's the difference between the beautiful and the sublime? This 2-minute animated video explains how 18th-century philosopher Edmund Burke differentiated between the two.
Faye Sakellaridis

Bob Marley's Family Announces Premium Cannabis Brand

The family of Bob Marley has announced plans for what sounds to be the most legendary strain of marijuana to ever exist: Marley Natural, “a premium cannabis brand” inspired by the stuff Marley himself used to smoke.
Faye Sakellaridis

Subconscious Masquerade by dela moontribe

A closing journey from an enchanted night at a masquerade party -- moving through downtempo beats to ambient lushness.
Keyframe Entertainment

"Evening in Space": May We All One Day Be So Wonderfully Weird

Where would psychedelic fashion be without Sun Ra or Ziggy Stardust? Both of them are present here like Yoda’s apparition, haunting and approving of the maven Daphne Guinness’ move into extraterrestrial pop stardom.
Michael Garfield

Evolver EDM Artist Spotlight: Deya Dova

Hailing from the expansive Nullarbor desert in Australia and currently based in the Byron Bay area, it is like Singer-Producer Deya Dova fell out of the stars on an ancient piece of space rock.
Keyframe Entertainment

What is the future of sex?

Sex can be a messy ordeal with unintended consequences. How might our rapidly advancing technology change the future of sex, and all the unwanted risks that come along with it?
Faye Sakellaridis

Wearable Technology Allows You to See Your Feelings

Mood rings are so 70s. Now we have advanced electric biometrics that can quantify and aggregate an audience's feelings, making plain our inner worlds in an amplifying feedback loop where rooms respond in real-time to their own emotions graphed on silver screens before them. Market studies move too slowly.
Michael Garfield

Trip Report : Vegas Lights

Eric Meltzer writes about an altered state experience in Akhob, James Turrell's Ganzfeld visual art installation hidden on the top floor of the massive Louis Vuitton store in Las Vegas.
David Wilder

The Diatomist - Aeon Video

The Diatomist follows Klaus Kemp as he hunts down specimens in the UK’s ditches, troughs and gutters to create new displays that are marvels of dexterity and imagination.
Faye Sakellaridis

Gabriel D. Roberts - Losing My Religion [Project Archivist Podcast]

Gabriel D. Roberts joins Project Archivist to talk about life before and after religion, DMT experiences and how to move on after you decide that everything you believe is wrong.
Jeremy D. Johnson

Decolonize Consciousness

Join Evolver Sporeganizers and special guests for a free 2 hour online webinar roundtable to to offer ideas and suggestions on how to become aware of oppressive behaviors within ourselves as settlers and in our conscious movements.
Magenta Imagination Healer

Open Sauce / Source for the Food Revolution

A movement of practitioners is emerging who are applying Open Source philosophy to food systems work. Our goal in this article is to recognize the power of this fledgling movement and to highlight some of the people and organizations who are using Open Source for food.
Faye Sakellaridis

Darkening Moon Horoscope 11.17.2014

In the old tradition the Sun and Saturn had a natural archetypal opposition to each other through their rulerships of Leo and Aquarius.
Adam Elenbaas

Event Producers’ Solution Session Retreat

On October 16th, 39 event producers, network weavers, and software developers gathered at Harbin Hot Springs for a 4 day retreat to discuss the future of events in the emerging culture often called “transformational".
Magenta Imagination Healer

Spore Report: Evolver Bay Area at Networking The Transformational Ecosystem

A collaborative, participatory, networking event hosted by Project Nuevo Mundo took place at EcoSystm, an eco-conscious coworking space in San Francisco. Over 40 leaders representing different exemplary organizations in the transformational enterprise...
Magenta Imagination Healer

Ecstatic Dance Nevada City by Kalya Scintilla

Traversing the cosmos, gliding across dimensions beyond time and space, Kalya Scintilla brings universal shamanic journeys through his music to planet earth straight from his heart.
Keyframe Entertainment