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The Lore and Lure of Aleister Crowley: A Dialog

The Lore and Lure of Aleister Crowley: A Dialog

Nearly six decades since his passing, the famed occultist Aleister Crowley continues to fascinate. Reality Sandwich invited Gary Lachman and Tobias Churton, whose respective Crowley biographies were released this year, to discuss Crowley’s relevance today.

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The Lemon Juice Syndrome and the Hunger Games

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.

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Scientific Ufology Waves White Flag

As Teeming Brain blogger Matt Cardin brilliantly, eloquently and rather optimistically illuminates, several British Ufologist leaders have informed the mainstream media that primarily immaterial 'paranormal' occurrences are simply too much for objective scientific thinkers to handle. I offer a more pessimistic, and probably less brilliant, view.

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Empowering Public Wisdom: Chapter 1, A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics

The public is not just a bunch of isolated disengaged individuals. It is the people in the sense of Lincoln’s memorable phrase “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.” When I talk about public wisdom I mean that the public has latent wisdom that can be brought out and then spoken by its public voice — the voice of the people. People can and must empower their public wisdom to have real impact in the world. 

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Empowered Public Wisdom Rising from the Grassroots

How can we generate public
wisdom right at the grassroots, with people creating that capacity in their
communities whenever they want to? Can we get at least 80% of the quality of a
professionally organized face-to-face citizen deliberative council with far
less expense and effort — perhaps with smart use of the Internet?

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Report From OWS: The Global Conversation Begins

These personal accounts capture life at Zuccotti Park, as experienced by a young Civil Rights attorney and mother who arrived at the Occupy Wall Street protests a skeptic, but who was quickly pulled in by the excitement of witnessing a new movement being birthed.

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