Self-proclaimed multi-drug user Dr. Ingrid Walker’s new book “High: Drugs, Desire & A Nation of Drug Users” is a comprehensive look at the soul of American drug use in its joys and hypocrisy, and how the war on drugs has stigmatized our view of different substances. In this interview, Gabriel Roberts and Ingrid discuss the war on drugs, the benefits and pitfalls of our present national policy and how we might see a better approach to drugs, moving forward.
A culture based upon an abstract, disconnected
conception of space is re-shaping our world for the worse. A
parallel reality is replacing the living one. Architects have been commissioned to
destroy historic buildings and urban spaces worldwide. Such interventions are
praised by their promoters but are disastrous for the urban fabric.
The deep link between money and being is good news because human
identity today is undergoing a profound metamorphosis. What kind of
money will be consistent with the new self, the connected self, and a
world in which we increasingly realize the truth of interconnectedness:
that more for you is more for me?
For the last 6 days, I have been eating eggs for breakfast – prepared at home. And for the first time in MONTHS, I feel back to Normal. I finally feel re-stabilized in my energy field. My body feels like it has finally returned to a state of balance & homeostasis after months of feeling spacey, ungrounded, foggy, & depleted – which all contributed to feeling emotionally withdrawn & depressed. I've been feeling energetically & emotionally lacking all summer long, which was mirrored by experiencing financial lack and depletion on the material level. And now, after eating eggs for five mornings in a row, I feel pleasantly satiated, stable, & grounded – a deep feeling of well-being and peace is emanating from within my core. I am so happy to finally no longer feel spacey, that feeling grounded and energized is almost like the perfect state of a 'high' because I feel so energetically centered. Most of the last 6 months, I've been eating a predominately vegetarian diet. While living at the Kipuka temple in Hawaii, we had no meat on the premises, and ate mostly things like greens, salads, beans, homemade hummus, rice & quinoa, fruit, eggs intermittently, and morning smoothies with superfoods. It was very rare that I partook of scant amounts of meat – mostly fish or chicken – at restaurants while in Hawaii – and I ate very tiny amounts of bread. I loved the way I felt on that diet, I felt very clear about my realization that I need to have lots of sunlight and eat lots of vegetables and greens straight out of the garden, but I was rather spacey.
This week on Souldish check out RS contributor Adam Elenbaas’s discussion about his newly released book, Fishers of Men: The Gospel of An Ayahuasca Vision Quest, CoSM’s Honoring the Divine Feminine and the Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival in Asbury Park, NJ.
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