It has become sadly common for science popularizers to dismiss philosophy as an empty, altogether useless discipline consisting of circular abstractions. Even scientist Stephen Hawking went as far as to declare philosophy dead. I believe this public dismissal of philosophy, rather than reaffirm science, brings harm to its integrity.
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No matter how much religion I had rejected and science I respected, I was never fully willing to give up the idea that there may be purpose, meaning, and love inherent in the building blocks of the universe. But, like many atheists, I had always been turned off by spirituality wrapped up in New Age packaging.
Ibogaine, the primary alkaloid of iboga, a psychoactive African root bark, has been administered to thousands of people in the last three decades as an experimental medication in the treatment of substance use disorders, depression and other medical conditions. Unfortunately, the plant source may become endangered.
As a global species we may be in the throes of a transition towards a different state of consciousness. characterized by quantum properties such as coherence and non-local field information. Such a ‘consciousness field’ would transform how we relate to other people, the world around us, and expand our perceptual realities.
Reality Sandwich interviews Mike “Zappy” Zapolin about what’s happening in the fast-changing cannabis business. Zappy shares his expertise on a range of issues and opportunities in a field now emerging from the shadows into a multibillion dollar industry.