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Have you ever felt as though you were living in a house of shattered dreams with an  around-the-clock tug-of-war between existing under the belief that you are a cardboard cutout figurine one day and an almighty superhero the next? Have tsunamis of sorrow left you with a glassy-eyed and flummoxed perception of reality that is... / READ MORE /
True martial arts is a path of spiritual awakening revealed through dedication to practice and commitment to understanding yourself better at each stage of life. Bruce Lee is the world’s most iconic martial artist as well as a contemporary spiritual philosopher, and in his personal journals he documented his own psychological and spiritual awakening. In the... / READ MORE /
It does not take a rocket scientist to acknowledge that the food industry has been taken over by crooked motives and unprecedented levels of corporate and political power. The battle of the bulge has reached pandemic proportions and various agrochemical contaminants carry familiar tunes over American dinner tables throughout the country. Canned garbage and cakes... / READ MORE /
Love. The strange yet undeniable intoxicatingly euphoric phenomenon. It traces the patterns of stars onto the peaks and ridges of an individuals tingling spine and exhibits brilliant hues of chromatic saturation that dances throughout an inflicted mind immersed in an interminable pool of enchanting wonder. It delicately travels through the streaming water towards the banks... / READ MORE /
Featured art Cyril Rolando From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, my mortality I accept. I am dying. So are you. To embrace death is to embrace life. I acknowledge that I am dying every moment, therefore, I am living every moment. I accept and am hyper-aware of the possibility of my inevitable... / READ MORE /
Magic mushrooms have been at the center of many stories where people claim to see and communicate with otherworldly beings, spirits, and even God. Some people think these claims are outrageous. The question becomes – is any of this possible – and if so, how? Many people who use hallucinogenic mushrooms have claimed to encounter... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Phazed By: Christel Broederlow What is an empath? Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others.  Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods.  Being an empath is much more than being highly... / READ MORE /
Photography by Dustin Adams “Know thyself.” – Ancient Greek aphorism Logic and intuition, opposites that form opinion based off of knowing, or feeling. Intuition is defined as: “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.” While logic is defined as: “reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity.” Although... / READ MORE /
DMT (“the spirit molecule”) is the short name for dimethyltryptamine, a hallucinogenic substance that is the active ingredient of ayahuasca, alternatively known as the “spirit vine”. But a team of researchers believe it can do much more than previously thought. Our body produces its own version of DMT, nevertheless, the concentrations present in the brain during... / READ MORE /
Artwork by Adam Martinakis + article originally published at LucisTrust.org: The Conscience of Love Consciousness > Love > Radiation Radiation is transmutation in process of accomplishment…. the passage across from one state of being to another, through the agency of fire. The relationship between love and consciousness is a prime focus of the Alice Bailey... / READ MORE /
It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various techniques. Some of these techniques, known as siddhis in the yoga tradition (from the Sanskrit, meaning “perfection”), include meditation, static dancing, drumming, praying, fasting, psychedelics, and more. In Buddhism, for example, the existence of advanced... / READ MORE /
I’ve been having intentional out of body experiences (OBEs) for about a year and a half. Ever since I had my first experience by accident, I had become obsessed with trying to recreate the experience learn all about it. I read everything I could get my hands on. I watched countless tutorials and tried all sorts of... / READ MORE /
I can’t tell you when my love affair with water began. In fact, I don’t recall a time when it didn’t exist. With six planets in Cancer, I feel the pulses of water alive within me. Primordial, swampy spaces feel like home, crashing waves are my lullaby, and the splash of waterfalls my heartbeat. In... / READ MORE /
What year did humankind acquire the capability to destroy itself? What is the Great Filter and Fermi paradox? Where is everybody in the Universe? These great questions, seem to find their answers through examining the current trajectory of humanity. As the great Hermetic principle states, “Nothing stands still-everything is being born, growing, dying-the very instant a... / READ MORE /
By using MRI imaging techniques to monitor people’s brain activity as they watched the footage, researchers were able to create pictures from information processed by the brain. Although blurred, the reconstructed images bear a remarkable resemblence to the footage that the person is watching. Scientists are not able to read our minds yet, but the... / READ MORE /
“Man is the only animal capable of self destruction.” – Jose “Pepe” Mujica Jose Mujica, the former president of Uruguay, had a very humble beginning. Working as a farmer in his youth, he then was a Tupamaros Freedom Fighter in the 60’s and 70’s, but was eventually detained by the dictatorship from 1973 to 1985. He... / READ MORE /
“You are powerful. Your wisdom is key to birthing this new chapter in human society.” International Women’s Day occurs on March 8th, 2016, and to celebrate, our friends at Unify are encouraging women around the world to gather, and ignite a global sisterhood to inspire change. The idea is to create “Sister Circles” in regions... / READ MORE /
Inception: My Labyrinthine Analysis Inception is one of the best films Hollywood has put out in years, and stands out as a diamond in a large stack of garbage.  If the liberals in Hollywood were really worried about the environment, they wouldn’t cloud the artistic environment with so much pollution. But Inception is something else. A film... / READ MORE /
A movie called The Dangerous Method was released in 2011, portraying a semi-biographical story about the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, two major pioneers in 20th century psychoanalysis. Freud is commonly known for his theories of Id Ego and Superego, along with his tendencies to reduce dreams and hallucinations to simple biological drives. Jung incorporated Freud’s methodology and... / READ MORE /
Synchronicity has become a household word. It’s a perceptual filter that you can put on, like goggles, to change the way you see the world. A coincidence occasionally manifests as something beyond chance; a meaningful and mysterious collection of incidents. Textbook examples include getting a phone call from someone who you were just thinking of, or alternatively, learning a new word and then... / READ MORE /
Alan Watts was a British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, who is probably best known for popularizing Eastern philosophy for a Western audience by articulating these complex ideals in an extremely affable and relatable fashion. Sadly, Watts passed away in 1973, yet his words still have a profound effect on our consciousness, and seem to be... / READ MORE /
Artwork by Pilar Zeta This post was originally published on SamBrinson.com “The central riddle I’ve set out to solve concerns the self’s continuity in change: how can we remain the same people over time, even as we change, sometimes considerably?” ― Julian Baggini, The Ego Trick What makes you… YOU? Silly question right? But think... / READ MORE /
Anima Mundi is latin for “World Soul” can also be personified as ‘ The One”, or Gaia, later understood as the Gaia theory. It’s the spiritual nature of the earth’s soul and the biosphere it occupies. As much as the individual are a microcosm of spirit in matter, the anima mundi is spirit of all... / READ MORE /
By Therese Wade, MSc, Wake Up World where this was originally featured. “Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body. When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from... / READ MORE /
Artwork by: Android Jones “The new space is inner space,” says Jason Silva in his new video. It’s the latest edition in his series of thought-provoking short-films called Shots of Awe, which continues to live up to its name. This episode focuses on MAPS — the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies — and the importance... / READ MORE /