LSD, Lysergic acid diethylamide, or just acid is one of the most important psychedelics ever discovered. What did history teach us?
I consider television, and most recently the development of social media, to be the most powerful mind-control ‘drugs’ that have yet been developed, with their effectiveness at influencing and controlling docile (and often legally sedated) populations unparalleled in human history.
The media mantra of the moment is that Americans are "weary of war" after Iraq/Afghanistan, but perhaps what we are weary of is the whole concept of war, the mindset of war, and the worldview underlying the waging of war.
Why do we tend to guru-ize the shaman? How do we reconcile our fantasies of what
the shaman should be with what is often a very different reality? In this conversation, Stephan Beyer, Stanley Krippner, and
Hillary S. Webb discuss the Western world's
intellectual and spiritual fascination with shamanic practices.