do we expect a science based on logic to explain the parts of
reality that are non-logical? Perhaps not only our
scientific understanding needs to evolve,
but also our understanding of
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After nearly four decades, the aboveground study of psychedelics is opening up again. At next year's World Psychedelic Forum in Basel, Switzerland, a new crop of “Rising Researchers” will present their work, spanning a wide range of disclipines. Founded by Tom Roberts, this program will bring these diverse, international researchers together – to share their findings, to offer mutual support, and to meet the psychedelic pioneers who paved the way.
Journalist Thomas Laird spent three years in Dharamsala with the Dalai Lama, interviewing him – and arguing with him – about the vast span of Tibetan history. The book that emerged from their conversations, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama is at once intimate and far-ranging, a unique combination of oral history and journalistic mission.
[Daemonic Dispatches] • Jon Ronson tells the sinister and ridiculous story of the U.S. government's experiments in psychic warfare – including Uri Geller, Ed Dames and the Army's remote viewing program, Steven Halpern and subliminal suggestion, Guy Savelli's death touch, the Heaven's Gate suicides, and the use of the Barney theme song as a torture device in Abu Ghraib.
If there is any real prospect of recovering and reviving Gnosis today, it will require looking closely at problems endemic to the Piscean Age, which the telestai were unable to solve, or denied the opportunity to solve. Deep ecology may well find the spiritual and mythic dimension it lacks in the Sophianic vision of the Mysteries. I cannot predict how this will happen, or even if it will happen, but I can offer a rough sketch of the conditions required for it to happen.