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Embracing the Call to Your Shamanic Initiation


Our friends at Evolver are hosting another Learning Lab. Here are the details:

Embracing the Call to Your Shamanic Initiation

Learn about initiation from leading shamanic practitioners trained in indigenous lineages from around the world.

Host: Itzhak Beery

Special Guests:

John Perkins
Oscar Miro-Quesada
Christina Pratt
Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Uncle Agaangaq Angakkorsuaq

5 Sessions • Starts October 22

To see the schedule and purchase the package, go here.

We are all being called upon to transform through a profound shamanic journey. But too often we are held back by ignorance and fear. We feel alone and uncertain about the best way forward.

How do you know when you have received the “call” to enter onto the shamanic path?

Why, when you go through your initiation, do you have to face your own dark night of the soul?

When might plant medicines be helpful in the initiation process, and how might they lead to connection to Source without entheogens?… Read the rest

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Buddhism Meets Psychedelics


Our friends at Evolver are running another learning lab. This time Allan Badiner explores the intersection of Buddhism and Psychedelics with guests Alex Grey, Kokyo Henkel, and Brad Warner. The course begins tonight and you can sign up here.


Monday, July 6 – The Practice and Appreciation of Visionary Art toward Building a Sacramental Culture
Guest: Alex Grey
8:00pm New York – 5:00pm San Francisco

Discover how the considered use of entheogens and Buddhist practice can enhance and deepen one another, or not.  


How does the issue of psychedelics, currently undergoing a renaissance, find itself juxtaposed with the ancient wisdom tradition of Buddhism?  It turns out that the same cast of characters (Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, etc.) that introduced America to psychedelics, also brought us the first glimpse of the Buddha’s teachings.  Most American born Buddhist teachers and many of their students were influenced by psychedelic substances, such as cannabis and LSD, in the 60’s and 70’s.Read the rest

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Better Living Through Technology


Evolver has recently announced their newest learning lab course, Better Living Through Technology. Join Disinformation author, R.U. Sirius, as he explores the limits of human potential.

Discover the new drugs, machines and techniques that are extending the horizon of human potential.

Humanity is on the cusp of an extraordinary leap. New and emerging technologies promise an unprecedented wave of human self-enhancement. Advances in the areas of longevity, creativity, and biology will enable you to have a quality of experience that previous generations barely conceived possible.

Course details:

Guests: Steve Kotler, Dr. Terry Grossman, Dr. Andrew Hill, James Kent, Tim Cannon, Jay Cornell
5 Sessions • Starts June 24
Free Introductory Session: June 17
$149 + $30 discount if you signup by June 17 with code TRANSHUMANISM

If you’re hesitant about forking over $149 for this course, we urge you to at least checkout the Free Introductory Session this Wednesday.… Read the rest

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Revelations From Near Death Experiences: How to Access Universal Consciousness

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Evolver is the hub for all things consciousness and well-being related. They regularly host learning labs on life-changing ideas from the world’s leading thinkers and innovators. Starting June 2, they will be offering a fantastic 5 session course on near death experiences and universal consciousness with none other than Eben Alexander and Karen Newell.

Disinfonauts may recall the Eben Alexander controversy back in 2013 which we extensively covered. In case you need a refresher, Alexander is the neurosurgeon who had a near death experience and wrote the bestselling book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Alexander’s inspirational story has inspired millions. Now he shares his powerful insights so you can experience these profound truths for yourself. 

Alexander will be joining the Evolver team to explore and expound upon these experiences, while sharing with you powerful meditation techniques and brain entrainment practices that can make experiences of universal consciousness part of your daily life. … Read the rest

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Reinventing the Cultural Narrative with Evolver – Free Radical Media Podcast

In this installment, the Free Radical Media crew talks with Lou Sagar, CEO of Evolver.net and the Evolver Network, which includes the Evolver Social Movement and Reality Sandwich. We discuss the potential of transformative culture, “conscious consumerism,” New Media, herbalism, alternative economic models, the Evolver movement and the culture in which it exists. We had a fantastic, open-ended conversation with Lou on this reality and the realities that can be built in the future.

Find out more about Evolver on their website.

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Reality Sandwich 2.0!

2_0Reality Sandwich, a magazine curating content for transformational culture, is expected to launch a fully redesigned site early this week.

Curious about what to expect?

For starters, more community participation: upvotes, downvotes, videos, news streams and more.

Here’s an interview that co-founder and editor-in-chief, Ken Jordan, did with Zoe Helene at Huffington Post:


What are some of the major changes on the new site?

We’re continuing to do all the things we currently do on Reality Sandwich — the long articles, the essays, the different features. I like that most people think of Reality Sandwich as a place to go for a full range of long, in-depth articles about transformational culture, so that will stay the same.

We’re adding a way to post a lot of short, newsy little posts from our editors and the community that creates a continual stream about what’s happening in the scene. We’ll still have our writers, but we want to add a special community area where anybody can post and the community can vote up or down when they find something they think is interesting.

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John Major Jenkins on Mayan Cosmology and 2012

Joe Moore presents episode 40 of the Occult Sentinel Podcast:

This is a recording of a talk that John Major Jenkins gave to Evolver Boulder on December 6th 2012. He discussed the trajectory of his work, his key findings, and how he found them. I personally think his work is pioneering and foundational to Mayan studies.

He is the author of a number of books including:

Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date
Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions
The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History
Pyramid of Fire: The Lost Aztec Codex: Spiritual Ascent at the End of Time

John also helped to translate and edit The Key to the Kalevala by Pekka Ervast.

See his website for more information – http://www.alignment2012.com

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What to Do After the End Times

As the hoopla around the Mayan calendar ends after Dec. 21, we will once again be faced with wondering when the next hurricane Sandy may hit the east coast? What happens if the power grid gets knocked out? Or if the economy crashes? If Sandy taught us anything, it’s that the systems we depend on for our survival — for energy, food, clean water — are fragile and the potential for disruption is real. In our era, being prepared for a major crisis isn’t alarmist, it’s common sense.

For nearly three decades, Aton Edwards has been acquiring the skills that make him one of the world’s leading emergency survival experts. A specialist in the fields of self-reliance, emergency preparedness, and sustainable living, Aton is also a social activist and community organizer — the ideal person to teach the Evolver community the basics of disaster preparation. And, as a former stand-up comic, his delivery is far from dry.… Read the rest

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Evolver Network Now on YouTube: ‘New Edge of Radical Economics’

Our Friends at Reality Sandwich/Evolver have launched a YouTube channel to share all of their video content. Suscribe here: Via Reality Sandwich:
"Our first video features the full video from "The New Edge of Radical Economics," an Evolver network event with David Graeber, Occupy Wall Street activist and author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, and Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics, moderated by RS's own Daniel Pinchbeck. Graeber and Eisenstein tackle the loaded question: What is money? They aptly compare money to magic, and explore the notion that money works because we all believe in it. You can watch it on our YouTube page, or check it out below."
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Occupy Consciousness: Essays on the Global Insurrection

Occupy ConsciousnessThe Evolver Social Movement presents OCCUPY CONSCIOUSNESS: Essays on the Global Insurrection, a free eBook anthology (edited by me and Reality Sandwich Associate Editor Mitch Mignano) that offers a variety of viewpoints on the nascent rebellion from writers such as Doug Rushkoff, David Graeber, Starhawk, and Russell Brand. Together these pieces provide an essential perspective on the true significance of Occupy—not a protest movement essentially, but a harbinger of a new way of being.

Is this movement’s implicit goal to re-engage our humanity? To reach beyond the political, the national and other illusory, temporary concepts and into our true, spiritual nature?—Russell Brand

Direct action is, ultimately, the defiant insistence on acting as if one is already free.—David Graeber

Despite being subject to ridicule from the mainstream and intense suppression from police and government forces in the US and abroad, Occupy has shifted the discourse around critical social, political, and economic issues, breaking the silence around the collusion between government, corporate, and financial interests.… Read the rest

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