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The Truth is Out There… Maybe

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Amongst the hypnotized masses that mindlessly—yet often joyously—drift through life, you will come across those far outnumbered truth seekers. Which, if you are reading this, you most likely fall into that category: enlightened beings on a never-ending quest for the truth about life and the mysteries of the universe. The deep thinkers and philosophers of our times, many of whom might feel that they think too much for their own good. At least that’s how I feel when I spend countless hours contemplating if anything I do in my lifetime will actually matter. I inevitably arrive to the conclusion that on a cosmic scale, it just doesn’t… or wait, does it? I will say, it certainly takes some convincing myself with internal debates to write this, to work diligently on my creative projects, or to jump through the hoops of life when one thinks too much for their own good.

Between the ages of 20 to my current age of 27, I have sought ferociously after “the truth,” and proudly called myself a truth seeker, diligently studying the mysteries of the universe.… Read the rest

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Frontiers of Psychedelic Consciousness

Looking at the Big Picture

Our planet’s biosphere is currently experiencing a serious crisis. A massive loss of biodiversity, toxic nuclear and petroleum leakage into the oceans, heavy metals spewing into the atmosphere, climate change, and other frightening ecological dangers could easily lead to our own extinction.


Environmental instability and unsustainability exist on many levels, due to our species’ lack of foresight and ecological blindness, which places the future of human civilization in great peril. The very perspectives that we need and that we seem to lack as a species—compassion, ecological awareness, empathy, cultural boundary dissolution, creative thought, and spiritual connection—appear to be fostered by the use of psychedelic drugs and plants. Sadly, Western cultures universally prohibit the personal use of these sacred medicines.

However, maybe the situation isn’t really as bad as it first appears. I suspect that plant spirits—the wisdom of botanical intelligence—­specifically designed psychedelic chemicals in order to activate those parts of the human brain that cause us to question the integrity of our culture, and to place a greater value on genetic or primal intelligence than on cultural beliefs.… Read the rest

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God, Somatics, & Psychedelic Sex w/ Serge Rokhman

Serge bio cropped podcast prmo smlSerge Rokhman joins us on ATTMind Radio for this episode to discuss the philosophical paradigm of God, the brain, psychedelics and (what he calls) Tryptamine Awakened Intimacy.

Serge is a researcher and technical innovator in various fields of personal, somatic, and psychological inquiry and self-development. Serge has studied deeply and widely in the fields of somatics, comparative religion, transpersonal psychology, spirituality, sustainability culture, alternative energy, and integral forms of leadership, management, and community building. Serge’s main area of expertise is in the field of spiritual emergency and spiritual emergence that result from non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially as these relate to issues of relational intimacy, sexuality, and personal creative expression.

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Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT

dmtNew book on DMT, one of the weirdest psychedelic neurotransmitters this side of the milky way, by Graham St. John. The West has known about DMT since the 50s, yet we know extremely little about how it has impacted society since then. This is surprising, considering how earth-shattering the experience is. Perhaps its ability to elude linguistic description is partially to blame. Or perhaps there is more than meets the eye to its history and true impact.

Via The Nexian:

A great new book has been published that explores the rise of DMT in our culture. Knowing where we’ve been with this enigmatic molecule and how it has become entangled within our culture is vital to understanding where we are going as the second psychedelic rennaisance continues to unfold into the future. Herein you will also find art donated by DMT-Nexus members Cyb and Art Van D’lay.

Since the mid-1950s, the psychoactive compound DMT has attracted the attention of experimentalists and prohibitionists, scientists and artists, alchemists and hyperspace emissaries.… Read the rest

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We Exist in the Space Between Space – Reflections on my First Mushroom Trip 20 Years After the Fact

heerinthedeadlights2Back in June, when the 20th anniversary of my high school graduation hit, I found myself thinking, “wow, what an insignificant milestone that I barely think about at all anymore.” After spending exactly no time contemplating that period of my life in zero detail, it hit me. Oh wait, I took mushrooms for the first time not too long after. Now THAT was something worthy of extensive and existential contemplation. Yep, it was at some point in the fall of 2015, and I’m not sure when precisely (wish I’d written it down), that I first blasted my headspace into the exotic realms of the trans-dimensional art gods, forever changing my relationship with, well, everything. And the funny thing is I knew it too, pretty much immediately. Strangely enough, the first thing that occurred to me when I realized I’d been experimenting with psychedelics continually for the past 20 years was, god, isn’t it a bit screwy that Timothy Leary didn’t get hip to this stuff until he was like 40?… Read the rest

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Writer and Musician Michael Garfield Discusses Consciousness, Psychedelics, Technology and More on Midwest Real

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Michael Garfield can only be described as a polymath. At times, exchanging words with him feels kind of like speaking to a library with a mouth. I’m not really sure how he does it (I promise, I’m not just glad-handing).

Aside from being well-read and spoken, Michael is also something of a serial creative. He’s writer with credits on sites like Big Think and Reality Sandwich, he paints and makes music.

For more on Michael, head to his site.

Photo: Reid Godshaw

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Carcinogenic Meat Bombers: Psychedelic Eyes Episode #1

Disinfonauts! What do current events look like through the psychedelic perspective and what insights may come from that perspective? I’m proud to introduce my new video series where the cutting edge of psychedelic research, current events and odd moments in present culture are confronted.

If you enjoyed this, you will love my new book, The Hermit: Enlightenment From The Gutter. Click here to find out more about my books and social links.

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3 Fundamentally Incorrect Assumptions About Consciousness that Define Modern Science

motoraway2Being a mystic in the supposedly modern era is odd, to say the least. Being a spirit medium is even stranger, especially when you have a difficult time accepting that you’re a spirit medium in the first place. As a matter of fact, the idea that I’m some sort of “spirit medium” isn’t even something that occurred to me until roughly a year ago. Up until that point, the idea seemed ridiculous. I suppose it’s mainly because most people who publicly proclaim themselves as such are obvious frauds. As far as I can tell, to make money as a spirit medium, what you do is tell people that their dead relatives totally love them and are in a better place. That’s about it. That’s how you get paid and/or on television as a supposed “spirit medium.” You lie about your ability to communicate with people’s dead relatives to make them feel better about their relationship with death.… Read the rest

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Supper with the Psychedelic Society

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Damien Gayle via The Guardian:

Amid an abundance of food and drink, flickering candles and a heady air of altered states,100 or so people in north London’s New Unity church watched John, a mop-haired Irishman in his late 20s, tell the story of how he learned to love through therapy, poetry and ayahuasca.

“I arrived at Cuzco and, sure God, how do you find an ayahuasca ceremony?” he said from a stage adorned with a creeping, twisting vine of fairy lights. “Well you Google it obviously, and you go on to TripAdvisor.” That bizarre mix of the hi-tech and the traditional, the western world and the south, sums up thePsychedelic Society, which held its first “psychedelic supper” on Sunday.

The event – a bring-and-share meal with speakers – comes amid a renaissance in the use of psychedelics. In two years, the number of young people reporting using LSD has almost tripled; the number reporting use of psychedelic drugs more broadly is up 88%.

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