We are being brought back down to earth by the zeitgeist that is upon us. As Jung says of neurosis, we can go where it’s taking us willingly and follow signs and dreams, or be dragged there unwillingly by symptoms and consequences.
Psychedelic revolutions in various societies —psychedelic “transformations” might be a better term—have been somewhat common throughout mankind’s history, and may prove to have been essential to the development of culture.
We may try to desacralize the tea and render it down to a matter of chemistry and botany, receptor sites and pharmacology, but none of these things will ever explain the undeniable and profound mystery that is ayahuasca.
I see Carl Jung as an important beginning to a conversation on symbol, self and the psyche that is still desperately needed. So long as we misunderstand the psyche, we misunderstand one another, and as long as we do that, atrocity is inevitable.
In the 19th century an architect named William Stirling anonymously published a book that helped us rediscover the ancient secrets of sacred geometry. Today it’s time to rediscover these secrets again, and apply their insights to our world in crisis.
This three-part series will explore androgyny as the key to unlock the mysteries of: 6,000 years of toxic patriarchy, religious extremism, the torturous enchantments of romantic relations, gender identity, and Tolkien’s mythos.
The controversy at TED was long, drawn out and confusing. Here is the story told for the first time in narrative form by someone who was at the heart of the contentions over the boundaries of scientific inquiry and the quest for an honest approach to human…
John Allen’s focus on Biosphere 2 was different from the mainstream. Typically, biological and ecological research is devoted to understanding the individual parts of systems, or even ecosystems. Allen wanted to know how the whole thing worked.