Across the United States, an opioid overdose epidemic shatters countless lives. St. Louis particularly suffers from this often misunderstood, dynamic & pervasive crisis. Many people struggling with opioid addiction have turned to kratom as a safer alternative, but all promising […]
“The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, the world comes into existence.” Mircea Eliade Ancient Incubator was an idea born out of a desire […]
If you visited Facebook or any of the many alternative media websites that reported it last month, you’ve probably seen stories stating that taking ayahuasca in a legal “church” setting is now possible here in the United States. For many it was cause to celebrate, as the reputation of the Amazonian plant medicine’s ability to help with the epidemic of mental and physical illnesses that Americans struggle with is growing exponentially.
Even larger mainstream news outlets picked up the story, with the Daily Beast calling it the “First Legal Ayahuasca Church” and Vice’s MUNCHIES food channel interviewing the founder of Ayahuasca Healings, Trinity de Guzman, in an article entitled “America is Getting its First Legal Ayahuasca Church.”
But is it true? Is it legal? Is it even a church? What exactly is going on here?
In this episode Professor Thurman discusses how to deepen our mental realism about what we are, what our inner world & processes are by applying the famous Buddhist Eightfold Path. There is a great difference between Buddhist psychology and Western psychology (not a religious difference, but a scientific one). Buddhist psychology does not accept that you have to be unconscious, and that you are going to be driven forever by unconsciousness drives and energies.
The following is excerpted from Under A Sacred Sky: Essays on the Philosophy and Practice of Astrology, recently published by The Wessex Astrologer.
“Those who believe that the world of being is governed by luck or chance and that it depends upon material causes are far removed from the divine and from the notion of the One.” –Plotinus, Ennead VI.9
While preparing for his role in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, actor Frank Morgan decided against using the costume offered him by the studio for his role as the traveling salesman Professor Marvel, opting instead to select his own wardrobe for the part. Searching through the racks of second-hand clothes assembled over the years by the MGM wardrobe department, he finally settled on an old frock coat that eventually served as his costume during the movie’s filming. Passing the time one day, Morgan idly turned out the inside of the coat’s pocket only to discover the name “L. Frank Baum” sewn into the jacket’s lining.
A visual exploration of the art and photos from the meetings we have had so far. The Psychedelic Society of St Louis. Music by Electrelane and the song is called Film Music. This is a little view into the topics […]
If you are currently in your 20s, the main responsibility I want to bestow on you is developing the self-awareness to know what makes you happy.
That is why we’re all here, right?
To have the best experience imaginable?
Despite the heavy emphasis we put on individual happiness here in America, we still fail, as a nation, to pull off breaking into the top 10 happiest countries in the world.
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality” -Carl Sagan
It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information Theory (IIT)—put forth by neuroscientists Giulio Tononi and Christof Koch—is a new framework that describes a way to experimentally measure the extent to which a system is conscious.
The Story: Show-Me Cannabis is a non-profit spearheading public education efforts around medical cannabis policy in Missouri. We are supported by organizations and individuals who believe that cannabis prohibition is a failed policy, and regulating cannabis would better control the […]
For certain types of aging technology workers, especially in the Pacific Northwest, two favorite hobbies have reached a strange convergence: self-tracking and getting stoned. Quantified stoners wear FitBit and Jawbone wristbands to track their daily activity, log their runs and […]