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
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
Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian conflict resolution system that has become popularized. This article traces back through its history and evolution.
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?
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.
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.
The great Hindu god Shiva was the original pothead, the first ever personage of record who is said to have enjoyed cannabis.