With the world in the throws of anxiety and depression, Chamomile–the “star of medicinal species”–steps forward and reminds us why it’s a superstar.
The desire to find a higher purpose is the same desire that draws people to join cults. If an
individual is more inclined to lead than to follow, he can start his own
following. Although Strieber's case is extreme, it is also typical. Patterns laid down in childhood by
trauma and neglect lurk beneath all such pursuits, spiritual, political,
artistic, sexual, or financial.
I vividly remember the intensity and significance of our
first meeting. He would often do
an exercise with new students that involved sitting across from one another,
eyeball to eyeball, with the instruction, "Anything that comes into your
mind that you don't want to share with me, share with me."
Paul Krassner, creator of the classic satircal zine The Realist and co-founder of the Yippies!, was one of the funniest and most poignant satirical writers of the 1960s counterculture. In this interview he reflects on his 50 years of activism, and offers thoughts on today's world. "My advice for the future is to always remember that the political system is merely a buffer between the status quo and the force of evolution."
Psychedground, SaturnMoon, How to Make Books, Entheocentric Salon, Naomi Wolf, and Andrew Cohen are all in store for New Yorkers this week.
Deepak Kumar, Sub Swara, Damanhur, Church of Craft, Wavewhore, and One City are all in store for New Yorkers this week.