We may find no better presentation of the crisis of the hollowness of appearance than Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation — the surface has subsumed the possibility of an essence.
e think that science is powerful because it is true. Yet oddly, the unknown is always with us and with every generation comes a new paradigm
In the age of celebrity role models, epic Twitter rants and reality TV presidential candidates, money talks and the cult of the individual reigns supreme. But does the idealized image of the…
Our world is one of seemingly disparate forces. Contrasting frequencies give birth to our experience; allowing us to indulge in BOTH pleasure & pain, ignorance & knowledge, light and shadow.
Sitting in an empty Flappers’ Comedy Club in Burbank, we discuss the early days of YouTube in which Troy saw some success playing Jesus
Human civilization has always been a virtual reality. At the onset of culture, which was propagated through the proto-media of cave painting, the talking drum, music, fetish art making, oral tradition and…
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The goal of this article is to explore these ideas and draw similarities between them. It is up to you to decide their validity.
Lately, I’ve recalled a conversation a friend of mine had with me several years ago, back in Texas. He wondered why I even bothered studying Marxism
Slavoj Žižek is one of the most interesting, influential Marxist philosophers living today. If you’ve never heard of him, here’s a video of him explaining why The Sound of Music is racist….
With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans everyday, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective than ever before.
It’s 11 days of big thinking under the theme ‘The Known, the Strange and the New’ with 700 events and more debates
Rolling up on a dark, quiet, residential 463 Eureka, I witness what looks like the soft glow of a taxi top-light, slowly coming into focus… It is a taxi top-light. And it’s attached to another taxi. One that’s waiting right in front of my order.
It always starts with the weather. But don’t be fooled. It’s like that glee club retreat back in high school, where everyone’s in the main lodge cabin seated all Indian-style…
“When the stories a society shares are out of tune with its circumstances, they can become self-limiting, even a threat to survival. This is our current situation.”
The DMT experience has the feel of reality in terms of detail and potential for exploration. The creatures encountered are often identified as being alien-like or elf-like.
From schizophrenia to depression we assume our psychiatric diagnoses are real. But as the mental health epidemic turns global, the categories now seem like the cause.
Since we can’t directly access the past or the future, the present seems to be all we’ve got. Yet Derrida denied the existence of the present.
Synchronicities are signposts to Reality, to the multidimensionality of being. They are artifacts of the acausal, indicators that we are closer to seeing what is actually there or here or There. To…
No phone, computer, radio, TV, just a handful of books and a quest to reach deep down within myself, to find myself, God and Nature ..
In my day to day life (setting aside the world of the internet) I travel more in academic than pagan or occult circles and as such I am more likely to interact with, say, a Marxist professor than a druid.
Many have been skeptical of Freud’s claim that unconscious desires control our lives. Yet recent studies show the conscious brain processes only a tiny fraction of the brain as a whole.
Need an accessible documentary to teach your friends and family about simulation theory? Look no further! The Simulation Hypothesis by Fair Wind Films provides an easy-to-follow, pop culture infused, and scientifically rigorous overview of…
The theory that Google is becoming or enacting SkyNet has been around since at least 2009. SkyNet for those of you that don’t know, is a fictional, self-aware artificial intelligence that controls…
American Exceptionalism is the belief that, even when the US is flawed in its policies, those politics are justifiable because there is something innately morally superior about being an American. This alleged…