Nostradamus (1503-1566) was a astrologer, astronomer and practicing physician who specialized in predicting the future in the latter part of his life. Those predictions were written by Nostradamus in the form of quatrains, or a groups of four lines. He wrote 942 quatrains, organized into groups of 100, which he called centuries. After resigning from […]
Change is HARD.
You’ve probably read more than a few articles on this site, become excited and tried to implement some new habits. Chances are those changes didn’t stick. Just like your computer-illiterate grandmother, your body and mind hate change. Or at least the transformation process. Here are 3 unconventional techniques for completing that metamorphosis for which you’ve been aching.
Fifty useful life tips & tricks that you can implement this instant. Increase your efficiency and ability to succeed by modifying or adding these little habits into your daily existence.
Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist […]
There is a logical fallacy that psychonauts tend to make called the Appeal to Tradition. Just as it sounds, this is when someone describes a particular method or system as superior because it is traditional. The truth, of course, is that a solution’s stature as a tradition has no bearing on its effectiveness. A tradition may be […]
**The following is an article posted on the Harvard Business Review, written by Umair Haque. I don’t normally re-post articles from external sites, but this one is a must-read. ** Consider what I’d call the paradox of radicalism. Everywhere, we — especially Americans — are told that we’re the inheritors of the legacies of plucky adventurers, […]
We are coming up on the end of the Copernican Revolution – which in typical human fashion we prided ourselves as having finished a few centuries early. “Everyone knows” that the Earth revolves around the Sun, now, but it still hasn’t sunken in to most people, it seems, that the real takeaway lesson with modernity […]
Getting up early every day to start the day off right has a huge effect on the rest of our day. Unfortunately we can not always completely trust our morning selves, especially if we are lying in a warm cozy bed and there is no immediate pressure to get up (Or we can delude ourselves with pressing ‘snooze’.) To combat this, a healthy and balanced morning routine works wonders, and especially doing it for 30 days to make it a habit. A morning routine sets the tone for the whole day to come. The goal is to work on what’s important instead of reacting to what’s being asked of you. Such a personal ritual will put us in the right mindset and help to avoid morning procrastination.
Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy challenges our conviction that life is inherently good. Life, Schopenhauer argues, is actually inherently bad. We may occasionally have good moments, but those are brief exceptions to the rule of otherwise constant suffering. While Schopenhauer certainly isn’t the most fun philosopher, his ideas do warrant a close examination. Schopenhauer presents a number […]
Here’s another simple piece of knowledge that can drastically change your life for good if implemented. This concerns how every thought, word and action has its roots in one of two basic emotions — love or fear. Once you have this knowledge, it’s dead easy to discern which one is giving rise to your next thought. The challenge is in deciding which one is going to give rise to it. Click read more to get a more detailed (and graphical!) picture of this idea :)
This is a response to an article posted earlier this week concerning Arthur Schopenhauer’s dismal theory on the life’s futility. In short, he postulated that man is in constant struggle to achieve certain things, only to have fleeting moments of satisfaction upon achieving them. Thus life is an endless cycle of struggle and disappointment. Isn’t […]
In Nietzsche’s most popular book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he described what would become one of his most memorable theories — that of the Übermensch. In English versions of the work of Nietzsche, “Übermensch” is translated as “Superman” or “Overman”. The term “Superman” has adopted many connotations as a result of the comic book hero in popular culture, so […]
**If you missed the introduction to this post, click here** 3) Cosmic Perspective Are negativity, ignorance, and suffering necessary?Or can we eliminate them if we just fight hard enough? The other day, when thinking about all the years I spent chasing pleasure, I caught myself judging this period as ‘wasted.’ How could I have been […]
For centuries, psychology has done one thing: attempted to fix the unhealthy, depressed and insane. It has focused solely on those in need and completely ignored healthy, happy people. Positive psychology reverses this trend and moves the focus to improving ‘normal’ lives. According to Dr. Martin Seligman, the father of modern positive psychology, it is […]
Would you like to try something different today? Here is a perception-experiment that will surely give your day an interesting twist. If you’re skilled at placing your brain in a desired state, this experiment is perfect for you.
Imagine that you’re an alien who has just arrived on Earth. You’re seeing everything for the very first time. If you’ve ever experience culture-shock, you know exactly what I mean. Do your best to observe all of the small nuances in your environment and in the actions of the people around you. Experience everything as if it is all completely foreign to you. The goal is to un-do all of the familiarity your brain has built up around your surroundings…
I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could become my own drill master and coach. The books I read would set out the training course for me to overcome. All I had to […]
You can do what you will, but not will what you will. Or can you?
Free will and determinism
Free will is ones ability to make choices without hindrance. One of the common hindrances to argue against free will is determinism and the question would be as followed: How can I be a free agent if everything around me is determined which in turns determines me? For example, I didn’t choose to be born in this city, with these parents, these genes and this environment but somehow I did, and these factors have determined the being which I am now. Where is my free will in that? Or in yet other words, did the big bang cause me to write this?
Walter Russell is the 20th century Renaissance man you’ve probably never heard of. His life is possibly even more fascinating than that of Nikola Tesla, Buckminster Fuller or Albert Einstein.
When I say Renaissance man, I mean it. Here’s a short summary of his vast accomplishments:
Accomplished philosopher, musician, composer, painter and sculptor. He worked with many famous subjects such as President Roosevelt and Thomas Edison
Without every studying architecture, he designed and built over $20 million worth of buildings around New York City, including the renowned Hotel des Artistes
Predicted the existence of Neptunium and Plutonium in 1926 (well before the invention of the atomic bomb), saying if they were ever discovered, the pressures of this planet would not be enough to hold them together
Founded and lectured at the University of Science and Philosophy
A champion figure skater, Russell even won competitions at age 69 against competitors in their 20′s
In his biography, The Man Who Tapped The Secrets Of The Universe, Russell shares the 5 rules that allowed him to accomplish so much. Each rule builds on those prior, culminating in the ultimate recipe for genius.
Equipment you need to start 1. An MP3 player and some very good headphones (comfortable!) 2. Albums by infected mushroom: IM The supervisor, Vicious Delicious, Classical Mushroom, Converting Vegetarians, Legend of the Black Shwarma, Friends on Mushrooms – Discography is fine, specific songs to follow in the end of the post. 3. Some weed/marijuana/cannabis and […]
Life is a dance Where we had the waltz in earlier times, a slow-paced and fixed dance we have dubstep in modern times, much faster and chaotic. In the same way the pace of life has gone up a notch or two aswell and life isn’t fixed anymore, it’s faster and more chaotic. Where once you […]