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 […]
I think I can blow your mind in 60 seconds or less (depending on how fast you can read). Here is a quick exercise in the power of choice and how it can affect your reality. 1) Listen to a bit of the song below (the really cool part comes in at 0:38) Relaxing, isn’t […]
In a radical move, the former presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland joined hands with political and industrial heavy-weights Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, George Shultz, Paul Volcker and others to foster a paradigm shift in how our world perceives and regulates drugs. They, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, just published a groundbreaking report “Taking […]
Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God and are the creative source of all sacred art and wisdom traditions. -Alex Grey One Visionary Origin of Language The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness. -Alex Grey Psychic […]
Ultimate happiness is a tricky mistress, always hanging just around the corner with promising smiles and wiles. Or at least it seems this way until you realize that…
Happiness does not come from a state, but from a change of state.
In other words, happiness does not come from the prize, but in the process of attaining that prize. It’s a journey, not a destination.
Once that end goal is achieved, the satisfaction quickly degrades until we’re left looking for the next high.
You might be thinking – but WHY? Why does everything so rapidly lose its luster?
Yes, you read that right. Do you find yourself with a new book every week, deep in the never-ending quest to absorb as much knowledge possible? I get it — you’re thirsty for all of the information the world has to offer. That’s great! How much do you remember from each book and article you […]
You’re 5 minutes away from a huge job interview / audition / date / speech / presentation / performance / [insert stressful event here]…
The butterflies are flapping furiously in your stomach and none of the old tricks are making them going away. Picturing the audience naked never worked for you, stress is overcoming your ability to meditate, and you don’t have nearly enough time for a round of yoga.
What do you do?
“The opposite of happiness isn’t sadness — it’s boredom.” Tim Ferriss Over the past 4 years, I’ve read a countless number of articles on following your bliss, building passions, and being happy. Most articles touch on some common themes: finding passionate work, building positive and healthy relationships, being open-minded, and trying new things. This is, […]
Confession: I am a reformed sexist.
For a long time I held the view that on average, women are not as capable as men. This view was based on my experience; it was what I saw around me. So many vapid women with as much substance as the reality TV stars they watched each night. But a relatively recent realization brought this view crashing to the ground: possession of two X chromosomes does not render a person less capable, but our culture does an excellent job of it.
Last year I was conversing with a gender issues expert who opened my eyes to the world from a woman’s perspective. She explained what is was like to be constantly objectified, to be treated differently because you are a woman, and what is was like to grow up with different expectations and values thanks to cultural conditioning…
Who knew that the secret to life could be summed up in two words? :)
This oh-so-simple two-word mantra can impact your life more so than any other. I’ve alluded to it in many ways across past posts but never in a direct way way as this. Plus it’s so important that even if you’ve heard it before, perhaps you need a reminder ;)
If this video prods you to take the plunge and courageously take on your first psychedelic experience, be sure to check out my guide to magic mushrooms & LSD. Happy tripping :)
Do you have problems forming and sticking to new habits? Do you have a tiny case of OCD? Then this is the ultimate self-improvement technique for you. It’s called the Don’t-Break-The-Chain technique. It’s dead-simple, super effective (like Pokémon attacks) and strangely pleasurable… 1) Choose some habit(s) you would like to adhere to on a regular basis […]
A year ago, a friend signed me up for an almost-daily newsletter called ‘Notes From the Universe’. These emails contain quick reminders about life that often seem to be written just for me that day. Here are my absolute favorites so far… When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been […]
When we look back through history, there are some things our predecessors did that makes no sense at all now. Trying to cure diseases through blood-letting? Hunting for witches? Denying women the right to vote? That stuff was non-sense.
In 50 years, I predict that our grand-children will look back at our “Fast Food Era”, and wonder “What the hell were they thinking?!”
Let’s think about it for a second. We know fast-food is terrible for us, we know it makes us feel like crap, and we know it’s the enemy of the rocking body we desire. Yet, fast-food sales are going up each year, and McDonalds achieved record revenues last year.
I believe that as a society, we are failing big time…
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 […]
M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i. Tick. M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i. Tock. And on and on… and on and on it goes. Time. It’s linear, chronological and calendrical. It used to have its own tower, then moved to our wrists, and since the middle of the 20th century has been digitally scored by our tools. It’s whole existence obeys a precise sequentiality that yields 60 […]
Get ready for a physical and emotional roller coaster as you watch 10 videos that will surely bring out some goosebumps. Sit back and immerse yourself in the insane beauty of these videos and sink into the bliss :) Submit your own favorite chilling videos in the comments and I’ll include them in the article!
You know that déjà vu sensation? When you experience something that you’re convinced has somehow happened before? Maybe from a dream, another life, or a chemical imbalance in your brain? Whenever I experience déjà vu, I pretend it means I was just given the chance to go back and re-live the event. Somehow, I’ve gone back in time […]
3 months ago we set out to gather the best articles we’ve ever written and transform them into an audiobook. We compiled a huge stash of inspiring, thought-provoking, ego-breaking, magical content and re-created them with the mesmerizing voice of Simon from SpokenMatter.com. The result is a whopping 5-hours of audio content that transforms the way […]
Note: we do not encourage you to take DMT or any other drugs. This information is presented in the interest of harm reduction and education, to promote the safety and mental health of those who are already committed to using the drug. For more information, please see the disclaimer on the Psychedelic Frontier. Hello friends. So you’ve decided […]