You need not be a Freemason to bring the wisdom of alchemy into your home. Experience the power of transformation by practicing the near-lost art of fermentation. By fermenting our own foods we physically engage with the transformative powers of nature, watch the processes as they happen, and then ingest them, making them part of ourselves. Today a new fermentation movement is… fermenting. [Note: This article includes a recipe for Daikon radish pickles.]
This week visit a Secret Garden, watch, mezmerized as hips swivel and bellies bounce, Chill for a pleasant interlude, sit Kirtan with a Rabbi, Dance with UFO Aliens and more…It's still summer despite what the schools say…come out and play.
The sub-culture known as "Graf" has evolved over the years – along with spray can caps – as an art form that can be transcendent. This is the funny thing about Hip-Hop: parts of it can be so ugly and debased, but the elements of it are so close to the source that it is almost too much to bear. Even funnier, both of those extremities of experience can be embodied within the same song, piece, or persona.
Occult author and illustrator James Curcio discusses the downside of guru-hood, the potency of the archetypal world, his novel Join My Cult!, and the integration of mythology with everyday life.
I believe that Bill and Hillary's self-presentation as Tony and Carmela Soprano – however tongue-in-cheek – will mark the critical turning point in Hillary's campaign. From a semiotic perspective, she has just "offed" herself.
The award-winning author and metaphysician reflects upon feminism, New Orleans, Hinduism and how her esoteric concerns have fed her professional life as a novelist, non-fiction writer, and Tarot reader.
Since last fall, swarms of honeybees have mysteriously disappeared in a global epidemic. Bird deaths are also on the rise, with unusual die-offs appearing across the planet. In both cases, scientists are struggling to find answers. Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something?
"It’s very rare to meet someone who knows about VortexHealing,” Simon tells me as I lay on the massage table in the living room of his six-floor West Village walkup. “There are only nineteen ‘Merlins’ (Vortex teachers) in the world, but you’ll see, in ten years it will be as popular as Reiki.”