The Illusion Quotient What intelligence quotient? Is there really a finely honed merit based tool for identifying the best and the brightest society has to offer? Like, off the top of your…
Apotheosis of the Self: Matthew Levi Stevens’ THE MAGICAL UNIVERSE OF WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS via Cryptoscatology: When the reputation of a literary figure extends far beyond his words, there’s always the danger…
(Originally posted at Modern Mythology) “You have often heard me speak of an oracle or sign which comes to me, and is the divinity which Meletus ridicules in the indictment. This sign…
Beta Cucks, Cynical Jackasses and Killing Third-World Dictators with Forks, or: How Pessimism Keeps me Sane
I received a phone call from out of the blue from my old friend, El Crow. “Furious,” he said. “I saw that post on facebook where you were eating at a vegan…
Neuroscience has enabled us to explain how the brain affects the body. Yet there is no theory to explain how the matter of the brain creates thought and experience.
Aldous Huxley stated in The Doors of Perception that the mind is “a reducing valve”, filtering a greater reality – what he called Mind-at-Large – to the human organism.
Rolling up Fillmore into well off Pac Heights, I’m stopped at a red at California. And with my little eye, I spy out of the corner of it, a twenty-something blonde woman in blue scrubs kitty-corner from me running towards the intersection, and desperately waving to flag.
This mind meld is a love letter to everyone making the art, reading the books, having the conversations, or diving into experience. It’s also blazing-hot laser of vitriol directed toward the demagoguery, fear-mongering and fast-food philosophy permeating our news cycle.
Discussions about the future are almost always framed in terms of a tug of war for tomorrow between the forces of utopia and dystopia. Prognosticators love to promise us either the apocalypse or immortality, but when have things ever never been that cut and dry?
The Sunday Assembly was started by Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, two comedians who were on the way to a gig in Bath when they discovered they both wanted to do something that was like church but totally secular and inclusive of all—no matter what they believed.
I’ve been seeing scientism more and more often recently in my travels around the internet. Briefly, scientism is the attitude that the only type of knowledge which is valid when speaking about…
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.
Mitch Schultz is a filmmaker (DMT the Spirit Molecule, Huachuma) and culture creator. He leverages his artistic talents to open minds, educate and encourage existential exploration via vessels like his multimedia platform, MYTHAPHI, his films and his numerous podcast and speaking appearances.
Sitting in an empty Flappers’ Comedy Club in Burbank, we discuss the early days of YouTube in which Troy saw some success playing Jesus
Dr. Strassman’s newest work, DMT and the Soul of Prophecy explores the similarities between the visions of the biblical prophets and the DMT state described by his research volunteers.
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…
The goal of this article is to explore these ideas and draw similarities between them. It is up to you to decide their validity.
Ian Gutoskie is a comedian. Not too long ago he was diagnosed as Bipolar II. Since then, he has incorporated mental health information into his act and website.
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….
Alexandre has everything you want, the academic credentials, the musical background (he could easily show up somewhere with Zeppelin and you’d be like, oh yeah this guy’s with the band, no doubt).
If we spent as much time nurturing our passions as we do our fear, the world would be a much shiner place.
This year’s theme is ‘The Known, the Strange and the New’. We’ll be looking for the strange in search of the new.
Dennis McKenna and Bruce Damer on Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Education, Inner Journeys, Initiations and More
There are a few unicorns running around who’ve figured out a way to re-appropriate the dusty old construct of academia to their own terms.
Welcome to the Matrix! Physicist Tom Campbell on Simulation Theory, Quantum Weirdness and Consciousness (PART 1)
The idea that we’re living in some sort of simulated universe makes a lot of people supremely uncomfortable. Unfortunately for them, the logic behind the simulation argument is pretty sound
Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism.