If we want to escape the hold of wetiko, to transition to a way of life that serves all beings, we need to value the power of our own creativity, and to understand that we are always creating the reality we experience, whether we are aware of it or not.
It has become sadly common for science popularizers to dismiss philosophy as an empty, altogether useless discipline consisting of circular abstractions. Even scientist Stephen Hawking went as far as to declare philosophy dead. I believe this public dismissal of philosophy, rather than reaffirm science, brings harm to its integrity.
Ayahuasca is telling humanity to wake up and take action. Dennis McKenna will be speaking on this topic, and more, this summer at the World Ayahuasca Conference in Spain, and sat down for this interview to talk about ayahuasca’s message for humanity.
Join Dr Becca S Tarnas for a live, interactive online course into the imaginal realm through J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic text, The Silmarillion. It starts Monday, February 18th on Nura Learning.
Back in the day, people feared that grandmama might fall victim to a familiar masquerading as a cat or fly. Now, we fear that grandma will fall prey to fake news or a scam spread by a bot. Familiar Shapes, a documentary in production by Heather D. Freeman, explores surprising similarities between bots and familiars.
In the literature on South American indigenous and mestizo curanderismo, particularly in relation to ayahuasca, I found that harmful attacks by malevolent practitioners using invisible “darts” are widely reported. Perhaps as many as 50 percent of illnesses are said to be caused by such sorcery.
It is absurdly easy to dash off a list of sevens—the seven-day week, the seven wonders of the world, the seven seas, the seven deadly sins, the seven sleepers. It even appears in show business—The Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Why seven?
In this (on-location) interview, Darren Springer talks about the ancient history of pan-African psychedelic use and travels forwards through time along the wings of mythology until the myths dissolve into the harsh reality of slavery, racism, and neighbourh…
Join Nura Learning for this live, interactive, 9-session online course exploring the writing of Jean Gebser and integral consciousness. Hosted by author and Reality Sandwich editor Jeremy D Johnson. It starts on Saturday, February 18th, 2019. See you there!