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Gary Lachman on Dark Star Rising, Trump, and the Occult

We interviewed Gary Lachman to discuss his new book, Dark Star Rising, and explored what Pepe the frog has to do with “hypersigils” and how magic was co-opted for nefarious purposes in the recent US election. Most importantly, Lachman suggests ways to move forward through this new occult battleground.

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An Iboga Quest for the Cure for Addiction

“When Moughenda told me that iboga assists in spiritual awakening and brings someone to meet their own soul, I immediately replied, ‘Oh, you mean it can bring you to the beginning of Creation.’ He responded with a resounding, ‘Yes, exactly!’”

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City of Refuge

These days, most of the popular media that address the future paint a fairly dismal picture of our possibilities. For me it is a writer’s responsibility to hold out some hope.

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Encountering the Buddha in Disguise

Last weekend, a gentleman on Valencia blockaded my path, demanding, “Have you heard the philosophy?” Though I resumed upon my way, I couldn’t help wondering what timeless wisdom I’d hurriedly declined. When I ran into him again three days later, this is what he told me.

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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.

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I Am… We Are… It Is: Burning Man’s Radical Vision

Burning Man’s founder explores how it can be a wild party on the one hand, and the most public-spirited city in America, on the other. The essential cause of this is the giving of gifts. A gift economy is founded on principles that are diametrically opposed to those that dominate our consumer culture.