Tag Archives: Entheogens

Saturday Matinee: Metamorphosis

(In memory of Terence McKenna, November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) CHAOS AND THE WORLD SOUL By Richard Kadrey Source: Wired METAMORPHOSIS – A video “trialogue” featuring Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna, and Rupert Sheldrake – is part shamanic journey and part New … Continue reading

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Zig Zag Zen: An Interview with Author Allan Badiner

The Intersection of Psychedelic Spirituality and Buddhist Practice By Jennifer Bleyer Source: MAPS Buddhism and psychedelic use have been linked since at least the 1950s, when influential thinkers and writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Alan Watts experimented … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan’s Thoughts On The War on Drugs

Since today marks the birthday of the late Carl Sagan, we can remember a lesser-known aspect of his greatness by reading (or re-reading) the following 1969 essay he wrote under the pseudonym “Mr. X” published in 1971 in Lester Grinspoon’s … Continue reading

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The War On Consciousness

By Graham Hancock Source: Body Mind Soul Spirit We are told that the “War on Drugs” is being waged, on our behalf, by our governments and their armed bureaucracies and police forces, to save us from ourselves. “Potential for abuse … Continue reading

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Santa, the Reindeer Shaman

By Jerry B. Brown Ph.D. and Julie M. Brown M.A. Source: Reality Sandwich The following is excerpted from The Psychedelic Gospels by Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D. and Julie M. Brown, M.A., published by Inner Traditions.  On Christmas Eve, when the streets are … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Psychedelic Marine

The following is excerpted from Psychedelic Marine: A Transformational Journey from Afghanistan to the Amazon by Alex Seymour, published by Inner Traditions. This book follows Royal Marine Commando Alex Seymour as he copes with the extremes he’s experienced in the war … Continue reading

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Jan Kounen on Visionary Ayahuasca

(Editor’s note: In honor of the 52nd birthday of director Jan Kounen (Blueberry, Other Worlds and 99 Francs), we’re sharing this Reality Sandwich interview with a focus on Kounen’s latest book Visionary Ayahuasca.) By Benton Rooks Source: Reality Sandwich I … Continue reading

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Keeping The Portal Open: Erik Davis on TechGnosis and the Blurring “Real” & “Virtual”

By Michael Garfield Source: Reality Sandwich Erik Davis is the author of TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, & Mysticism in the Age of Information (recently reissued by North Atlantic Books with a new afterword).  An investigation into how our transcendental urges play out in the … Continue reading

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