The Bible talks about Egyptian priests as wise men who were able to perform magic, make themselves invisible, and cast spells by uttering incantations or mantras. Many ancient yogic scriptures describe similar accomplishments as a result of yoga practices.
What will our world look like in a hundred years? Tod Foley explores that question with a crew of fellow creatives collaborating on UbiquiCity, an anthology of sci-fi short stories that serves as a GameMaster’s sourcebook for role-playing games.
Most young males have the impulse to push themselves to the limit, to test their capacities. For me, this time of youthful testing was South America. I did not set out on a self-conscious vision quest in going to South America, but I had inadvertently experienced one.
As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 60s and 70s interested in drugs, politics and music, the 6 foot 4, bearded, hairy revolutionary/poet/scholar/archivist/musicologist and self-described “race traitor” figure of John Sinclair loomed large.
While the media in the U.S., Mexico and beyond often focuses on an inflated image of Santa Muerte as a so-called ‘narco-saint,’ her devotees come from a broad spectrum of those who have stepped beyond the status quo to accept lives lived in the liminal area…
Blissfully reposed on a corpse in the charnel grounds, sipping from the skull of a murdered Brahman, what care is there for kings or thieves, wanton women or virgins, for wealth or poverty or any of the other lamented signs mentioned in the Puranas?
Earth is a blue jewel in our solar system—the water-rich planet. Will we use our emerging crises to employ harmonious technologies to restore watersheds, cleanse rivers and oceans, and ultimately create a higher civilization?