Articles by Haystack

Jacob Bohme demonstrates the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram: “As a form of prayer the invoking ritual should be used in the morning, the banishing in the evening. As a protection…




Writing for Wired, Jonah Lehrer suggests that beauty is a form of curiosity that exists in response to sensation: But why does beauty exist? What’s the point of marveling at a Rembrandt…












Seymour Hersh’s investigation into the real events surrounding bin Laden’s death not only makes the government look bad, it also shows-up the news media who have been its patsy for years. Accordingly, their response to…






We all agree that it’s important to question conventional wisdom, and that ideas which are too bizarre for most people to accept may, nonetheless, turn out to be true. Some people, however,…






In a piece for the BBC, Adam Curtis gives short history of American intervention in Syria, consisting largely of misguided attempts to foster democracy via military coup. In my opinion, this is…