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Jennifer Sodini
Reason, memory, perception, will, imagination, and intuition are believed to be the 6 higher faculties of the human mind. By cultivating and further developing these faculties, a type of “flow consciousness” evolves, as we come into relationship with being an architect of our reality, using the mind as the builder (see: Mind as Builder by... / READ MORE /
The visionary mind is one who has the ability to see the future and gaze into the dreams of days gone by. With the synthesis of imagination and intuition, the visionary envisions time as art, every moment as malleable as clay, formlessness formed with the kindling of desire, stoked by the fires of will. Hilma af Klint... / READ MORE /
John Perry Barlow was a visionary, and a modern-day renaissance man. A poet, writer (and lyricist for The Grateful Dead), activist (associated with both Democratic and Republican parties), cyberlibertarian and founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Freedom of the Press Foundation – his contributions to the world have left a lasting impact, whose effects we are still feeling... / READ MORE /
This Summer I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a month in Asia, traveling through Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. During my travels in Kathmandu, Nepal, I spent some time at the Pashupatinath Temple a sacred complex located on the banks of the Bagmati River, dedicated to Pashupati – an incarnation of the Hindu god, Shiva. Pashupatinath’s grounds... / READ MORE /
Like the Hindu goddess Kali, the process of evolution moves in a cosmic dance of creation and destruction. The magic of this momentum of movement can at times make the illusory world of the life experience feel like a bit of a hallucination. Technology (and the potential for AI) is evolving at an unprecedented rate,... / READ MORE /
Paracelsus was an alchemist, astrologer and physician from the 1500s, who pioneered a portion of the medical revolution during the Renaissance period, and is recognized as the “father of toxicology.” A seer, and sage in his own right – he emphasized the importance of astrology, and a Hermetic understanding of “as above, so below” and “as... / READ MORE /
At some point or another, every single one of us has experienced a trigger that lends itself to an emotional reaction. Anger, resentment, frustration, jealousy, insecurity all become galvanized by the action of a perceived “other”. I put “other” in quotation marks, because of the paradox here, as there is no “other” (if you subscribe... / READ MORE /
Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist – best known for The Vagina Monologues, which became an international sensation after it premiered in 1996, and subsequently spurred the V-Day movement – a grassroots nonprofit organization that distributes funds to national and international grassroot organizations and programs that work to stop violence against... / READ MORE /
At just 27-years-young, Holly Butcher passed away from a rare form of cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. Before she transitioned, Butcher wrote a letter explaining what she was experiencing, and offered powerful advice on how to live fully in the now, by appreciating this life wholly, and fully. The letter was published by her parents, has... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Richie Brown The Federal Communications Commission voted today (December 14, 2017) to dismantle landmark rules regulating the internet, which now will reshape the way we browse, receive, and share information in a way that is detrimental to free speech as we know it. See: F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules Net Neutrality is Dead Our... / READ MORE /
We live in a world in which human being creates divergent perspectives and opinions on the emotional, spiritual, mental and psychological benefits of experimenting with hallucinogenic substances. The psychedelic drug, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) has been a key component in many scientific research projects that have shifted the overall cultural reaction to the conscious-expanding tool... / READ MORE /
Researchers at Sussex University’s Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science have designed a virtual reality headset, with the intention of creating a simulation that tricks the brain into thinking it’s in the midst of a psychedelic experience. According to Inverse: With the Hallucination Machine, the researchers write, they are able to “simulate visual hallucinatory experiences in... / READ MORE /
Image via Uncommon Beat Acknowledging and taking action upon the inner revelation that every individual is solely responsible for creating their own meaningful and authentically rich life, Author/Teacher, Alexander Dunlop, is an intrepid explorer who is deeply connected to his life purpose. Exploring human potential with endless curiosity has led Alexander to lead others toward... / READ MORE /
Art Credit: Ben Taylor, Artist http://www.mometo.net WHAT IS IBOGA is a film by David Roma, which offers insight into the sacred African root that’s believed to be a “miracle cure” for heroin addiction. Iboga allows for radical healing through introspective work within the deepest layers of mind, by inducing hallucinogenic trance. Considered to be the central... / READ MORE /
On December 3rd, 2017 we will be having a Full Moon in the sign of Gemini, which is also supermoon, and will be appearing at least 14 percent larger and much brighter than usual. In Native American tradition this moon is referred to as the Cold Moon (or Long Nights Moon), because it characteristically signifies the... / READ MORE /
Featured image by Jill Bliss Paul Stamets is an American mycologist, author, and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi. He’s been a passionate, long-time supporter of fungi and its implications for healing the planet – and believes we are living in the midst of Earth’s 6th major extinction, but the “neurological network of nature” may hold the key to our survival.... / READ MORE /
“All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature.” – Rudolf Steiner Biodata sonification is a process which allows us to convert the activity of plants to music. Pioneered by creative engine/record label Data Garden, the device — called the MIDI Sprout — gives us a... / READ MORE /
Rotasiz Seyyah (which translates to “nomad without a route”), is a Turkish travel photographer whose current project “You Are So Beautiful” captures the responses of people around the world after they are told they are beautiful. Talaikiene describes her work by saying: “Fools courage can sometimes help you make the most important decisions in your life.”... / READ MORE /
Freddy Mamani is a Bolivian architect with a unique style of architecture that’s reminiscent of the astral plane. Embracing local culture, and tradition, this visionary creative has a rather unorthodox process for bringing his ideas to reality. Mamani doesn’t draw formal blueprints, instead he sketches his plans on a wall or orally articulates the concepts... / READ MORE /
The Incal was a satirical, metaphysical, space-opera of a graphic novel, originally published throughout the 1980s. The visionary work was created as a result of a collaboration between Moebius, internationally acclaimed illustrator, and film designer for Alien, The Abyss, and The Fifth Element, and legendary writer/filmmaker Alexandro Jodorowsky, the writer/director of the famous cult films such as El Topo, Santa Sangre,... / READ MORE /
Elon Musk is a visionary entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $20.8 billion, and as of October 2017, he is also the 21st wealthiest person in America (according to Forbes Magazine). Musk is “the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; a co-founder, Series A investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-chairman of OpenAI; and founder... / READ MORE /
The smash hit series Stranger Things made its Netflix debut in 2016, starring Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder, this amalgamation of the work of John Carpenter, and Steven Spielberg, was a fresh endeavor into the horror genre, that became a viral sensation. Featuring an epic cast, an infectious soundtrack, and 80’s style nostalgia abound – this... / READ MORE /
“A FILM SHAPED LIKE A SHAMANIC JOURNEY STEEPED IN A PSYCHOACTIVE BREW EXPLORING FEAR AND DESTINY IN THE JUNGLE OF THE MIND.” Icaros: A Vision is a unique experience in film that takes you on a visionary voyage through the healing power of ayahuasca, and the magic, and wonder of the Amazon. With a powerful... / READ MORE /
The Reality of Truth is a documentary film, which explores the hidden (psychedelic) history of our spiritual evolution. 1.5 million people have now watched this meditation on altered states of consciousness and Ayahuasca! Starring Michelle Rodriguez, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – this cinematic exploration of consciousness is not to... / READ MORE /
Jon Ronson is a gonzo-style journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and radio presenter who is best known for his investigations of controversial fringe subject matter in the realm of politics and science. After going down a Ronson rabbit-hole, we’ve discovered some highly entertaining documentaries that have a very special type of irony, and a unique humor all their own.... / READ MORE /