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Is Kambo Ethical?

Throughout the world, many partake in kambo ceremonies in search of spiritual and physical benefits. And yet, we ask — is kambo ethical? 

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Love is the Actor

An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “Right, but there are different levels of acting.” Lila sat up and straddled him. “Maybe we act like life in all its sound and fury is really happening, but that’s different than acting like something that you’re not.”

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Chasing Demons In The Night

As ayahuasca ceremonies go, it is one of the stranger ones, a night of ferocity, shrieking, madness, gallons of water splashed all over the place, exhausted helpers having performed yeoman’s duty, the rest of us relieved when Yuri’s screams have subsided and the storm around him has died down.

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Cosmic Consciousness, Transcendence and Dissociation

The distinction between dissociation and transcendence is not always easy to make. At Harvard in the early 1960s, we experimented with DMT. While most of us found the experience to be chaotic and dissociative, one of our visitors assumed a yoga posture and sat in deep meditative absorption for 40 minutes, thanked us and left. The ability to make sense of the experience would certainly be a function of having had some prior experiences of transcendent consciousness…

The plants know

Imagine a world where every house plant and tree could see, remember, and judge everything around it. Unfortunately for naked Zumba enthusiasts this is reality not fiction.

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The First Extraterrestrial City on Earth

“People have this tinfoil-spacesuit, 1950s idea of aliens, but the beings I saw were galactic bohemians, David Bowie–like art stars, flamboyantly androgynous healers, and outrageous alchemists. A lot of them had really cool tattoos. They come from advanced societies that have synthesized art and science, so they know how to have a good time."

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Flying Tonight

Surveys suggest that between ten and twenty
percent of the population has had an out of body experience. Do our
souls really drift away from our bodies? Are our brains playing tricks on us?

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The Least Thing Precisely

Jackie told me about the teas she grew, about her homemade jams and boysenberry wines, about the shiitakes she'd planted on a pile of logs, about the rainwater she harvested. She pointedly described permaculture as "the things your grandparents knew and your parents forgot."

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Post Modern Medicine: A Talk with Matt Roberson

Roberson's strange new novel, Impotent, is the first of its kind. Bravely exploring consumer medication culture while simultaneously weaving a good story and hypertextual presentation, Impotent is just what the doctor ordered.

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