You awaken from uneasy dreams and reach for your smartphone, its myriad pixels illuminating within Gorilla glass and screen-protective laminates as your awareness resumes inside the Facebook Matrix.
As someone who took LSD whilst training as a film student, I was often struck by the notion that the sheer magnitude and pan-dimensionality of the acid experience could never be even remotely contained within the circumscribed parameters of film – but at the same time I understood the irresistible urge to try nevertheless.
We brewed several pots of San Pedro, but the substance chose to show us
nothing we couldn't see with our own eyes. This was a site meant to be experienced by humans using their own
A dolphin passes the mirror-test of self-recognition, a chimpanzee slowly dies of grief after his mother passes away, elephants shout in joy when a lost troop member returns, and some whale species swim in embrace after sex. Having rejected the view of animals as things, science and scholarship now spread the culture of enchantment, strengthening human feelings for other creatures and their habitats.