Americans who, under the rubric of conservatism, oppose nutrition assistance to children also tend to deny the looming devastation of global climate change, the human costs of an inept healthcare system, the negative consequences of a constricted view of consciousness, and the dangerous costs of denying biological evolution. This is very troubling.
He was the first man banned in Boston. He was the first American foreclosed on by a company. He was the first American to publish a fart joke, and the first American to publish a dick joke. He was also the first American accused of being a traitor. His name was Thomas Morton, but he would have wanted us to call him Tom.
Etymologically speaking, to invest means to clothe, as in to take naked money and put it into new vestments, something
material, something real in the physical or social realm. Money is naked human
potential — creative energy that has not yet been "clothed" with material or
social constructions. Right investment is to
array money in sacred vestments.
The "near-death experience" that U.G. Krishnamurti had during a lecture in Madras in 1953 was to lead him up to the "final death" and awakening into the Natural State in 1967. It seems, the near-death experience is, almost as a rule, a necessary prelude to enlightenment.
Recently Reality Sandwich and Evolver entered into a partnership
with Wellphoria, a directory-membership service for alternative and
holistic healthcare. We wanted the RS/Evolver community to know more about this
innovative program, so we talked with Vin Cardillo, founder of
Wellphoria and the Wellphoria Foundation, about his company and the
vision that drives it.
Evolver NYC Spore: The Future of Psychedelics
Come join fellow evolvers as we explore and discuss the new frontiers
emerging for psychedelics in our modern culture, as both scientifically
verified medicines and intentional tools for personal development. The
night features psychotherapist and author Dr. Neal Goldsmith, who will
share his thoughts on the future of psychedelics after returning from
MAPS' "Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century" conference. Evolver
editorial director and "Breaking Open the Head" and “2012” author Daniel
Pinchbeck will speak about his transformative experiences taking Iboga,
and the Trypnotist, creator of Trypnosis, will be our DJ guide on a
transcendental techno trip – no substances required. The evening will
also include an opportunity to interact in a number of workshops and
artistic expressions: music, visuals and recreational brain wave
entrainment by Psyncus; Trypnosis sessions via stroboscopic goggles with
the Trypnotist; meditation trips through the imagination with the ID
Project’s Joshua Adler; live drawings inspired by extra-dimensional
music with Chris Kaplan; “Dream Yoga” with Matt Canale; a binaural beats
and Theta brainwave inducing experiments with Eliott Edge; Reiki Energy
Healing by Steve Urban (Traditional Usui Method). Come early to catch a
performance of minimalist Terry Riley's "In C", led by Nathan Clark.
Drinks, music, mingling, and more. Doors at 7:30p, Show starts at 8p,
Festivities run until 11p; $10.
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond). Check out our new Evolver
headquarters with convenient subway stops (A, C, G, F, Q, N, R, 4, 5
All the music you will ever need appeared in three boxed sets of LPs in 1952, produced by Harry Smith and published as The Anthology of American Folk Music by Folkways Records. This anthology was an important source for the folk music revival of the 1950s, and through that movement played a role in the larger cultural phenomenon that we call "the sixties."
What might happen if a rock band, instead of just seeing fans as an income flow and an ego booster, focused that admiration and energy toward a cultural- and lifestyle-directing network? What would happen if we created a "paramilitary occult organization" that shared demystified magickal techniques?