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Spirituality

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

A common experience for psychonauts is of feeling as though they have discovered some previously hidden meaning and purpose in the universe.  Many who undergo psychedelic experiences come away feeling as if everything happens for a reason, that there is a grand logic underlying existence.  This is an idea that philosophy and religions have explored

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Entheogenic Drugs and Mesoamerican Cultures

It’s no secret that a large portion of society still believes in the taboos around psychedelic substance use. However, in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, many different psychoactive substances were already on the menu. Entheogenic drugs were not used for entertainment but rather for various religious and medicinal practices, given the communal lack of access to modern

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The Keeper of the Fire: Shamanic Initiation

The growing spiritual movement and neo-shamanic community are hotly debating a number of questions, such as: What is the role and relevancy of shamanism in our modern world? Who is a shaman? What function must a person perform to be called a shaman?

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Every Act a Ceremony

In a ceremony, everything matters and we attend to every detail. As we approach ecological healing with a ceremonial mind, more and more becomes visible for our attention.

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Wisdom and Enlightenment: Becoming a Spiritual Atheist

No matter how  much religion I had rejected and science I respected, I was never fully willing to give up the idea that there may be purpose, meaning, and love inherent in the building blocks of the universe. But, like many atheists, I had always been turned off by spirituality wrapped up in New Age packaging.

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The Art of Divine Inebriation: An Interview with Gwyllm Llwydd

From living next door to the Grateful Dead to a 80s new wave band with iconic guitarist Nels Cline to the psychedelic music, and spoken word stream Radio EarthRites to famed acid blotter art, Gwyllm Lwydd exemplifies a certain kind of renaissance man receiving too little attention in the media, and perhaps in history as well.

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