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Emergence of Sekhmet: Twelve Interviews

Sekhmet has reawakened, her devotees say, now when the world most needs the truth and justice Sekhmet represents. We were interested in finding out what Sekhmet’s devotees are experiencing, so we interviewed twelve devotees from around the world.

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The Status of Knowledge

Jung thought we have four psychic functions: thinking, feeling, sensing, and intuition. It is more often asserted nowadays that humans have seven or more kinds of intelligence.

Psychedelia in the Movies Pt2

Psychedelia in the Movies, Part 2

Once the late ’60s boom in acid culture and acid cinema had dissipated, the psychedelic movie became another component of the fringe and the experimental, something to recur and be revived at intervals, a pattern that continues into the present.

Crowley on the Bowery

The following is excerpted from Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World, published by Tarcher/Penguin. I first came across the name Aleister Crowley, the twentieth century’s most infamous magician and self-styled “Great Beast 666,” in 1975, when I was nineteen and playing in a rock and roll band in …

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An Industry Emerges: The Rise of Medical Marijuana

The market for medicinal cannabis was estimated to be $1.7 billion in 2011. Like health food and hip-hop, cannabis was going corporate. As a wave of newbies began to challenge the old guard, movement veterans recalled the days before Proposition 215. "A lot of people want to cash in but they don't have an appreciation of what it took to get here. They don't know the history."

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The Serpent’s Promise: The Oldest Exchange of All

As we
seek to experience our primal/cosmic natures, the imagined solution may only be compounding
the problem. If the (ab)use of entheogens
were decimating our own individual "biospheres" and preventing us from having
full access to our faculties, this would exactly mirror the ways in which our
disconnection from the environment has affected the Earth's biosphere.


Uncovering Reality in 30s Hollywood

Swami Prabhavananda assured Christopher Isherwood that just trying to meditate was a positive
advance on the path to God. Most crucially, he didn't see Isherwood's
homosexuality as
a particular obstacle. He simply advised him to see his lover as the
young Lord Krishna.