time When Everything Happens NOW: The Interplay of Time, Timing and Technology

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 […]

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3824 We are star stuff contemplating the stars.

Carl Sagan is one of those few rare wonderful specimens our human race has produced. He combined his warm, loving and spiritual heart with his skeptic mind fine-tuned to science. He was a true visionary in the widest sense of the word. He wrote over 600 science papers and 20 books, pioneered exobiology and actively searched for extra-terrestrial life. He still inspires thousands upon thousands of people through his amazing twelve-hour documentary ‘Cosmos’ (must watch!) and the movie ‘Contact’. He advocated legalizing marijuana for its beneficial effects on creativity and well-being. He was a true HEthen.

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76 Wireheading: The Conundrum of Uber-Hedonism & Simulated Bliss

Imagine, for one second, the ultimate bliss.

Ecstasy + that first kiss + the climax of your favorite song + winning the lottery + your best orgasm ever * 1,000,000,000.

Pleasure so fantastic that is almost hurts.

What if you could experience that 24/7 and never get bored of it?

Enter wireheading, a term coined by author Larry Niven for implanting a chip in the brain which constantly stimulates the pleasure center, yielding pleasure as described above. Sounds like science-fiction, no? Not completely.

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193808 Not Your Typical New Years Article

While your feeds and inboxes are being flooded with articles about new years resolutions, take a quick moment to reflect on 2012.

Can you remember where you were in life at this time last year?

What has changed since then? How have you changed?

Chances are your world has shifted in ways that you never even considered when planning for 2012 a year ago. Perhaps those changes turned out to be even more fantastic than you could have imagined…

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57 Lucid Dreaming

A beginner’s guide to the art and scene of lucid dreaming, or the sensation of being in complete control of one’s dreams. Why not make sleep an active part of your day?

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3920 I Took The Red Pill

I’ve never believed in God. Not fully. I was open to all options, and didn’t tackle the big questions or dwell on them too often, because when I did I couldn’t stop. They set my mind spiraling out of control, and I didn’t think that we were ‘meant’ to know. Taking such a broad stance […]

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community-living Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

One year ago I moved from California to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. We started off with the 5 founders living together in a 4-bedroom house, just 5 minutes from our 60 acre plot of land. Since then we’ve had up to 14 people in that same house, which is truly an experience of […]

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4669 Graphic: Ancestral Knowledge

Check out this awesome graphic explaining the origins of consciousness with beautiful illustration and comic-book style storytelling. You will love it. You will want to share it with your friends. You will smile while reading it :)

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11 The Psychedelic Dialogues: A Mirror for Life Itself

The Psychedelic Dialogues is an online video series where people share their experiences involving various psychedelics and plant medicines from around the world. An ongoing media project by Alexander Ward. Filmed during stays at various Ayahuasca Retreats and in travels through South and North America. From first time psychedelic explorers to prominent community figures such as Rick […]

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199740 4 BIG Tips For Annihilating Your Goals This Year!

With the New Year upon us, you probably have some New Year’s resolutions on your mind. Here’s a three simple things you can do to massively increase your likelihood of success.

Find A Goal Partner!

A University of Pittsburg experiment studied people who followed a weight loss program. There were two groups – one with “homework” that included sharing a healthy meal with a friend or family member, and calling each other to check in and encourage each other, and another with no homework.

The group with no friend/family member succeeded at a 24% rate, while the group with homework succeeded at a 66% rate…

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97225 Choose Happiness: 5 Ways To Get Out Of a Funk

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

-John Milton

This is a story about how fickle happiness can be, and how to get it back.

It’s going to be the most open I’ve ever been online, because I recently realized how beneficial it is to share what’s inside of us, our challenges and insight alike.

I hope this piece inspires you to do the same.

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timthumb.php Ayahuasca – The Humbling Path to Truth

The main reason I wanted to dabble in the world of Ayahuasca was to answer the many questions I have on my constant pursuit of truth. What is the purpose of life? What is our purpose as part of humanity? How do we live happily and peacefully? What is consciousness? What is truth? They were […]

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101839 How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

What this is not: A wishy-washy, positive thinking, pie-in-the-sky idea about changing the world. I will not be advocating the power of group meditation, overthrowing the powers that be or anything else that can be easily scoffed at.

What this is: A three-part series covering logical AND tangible ways to instigate awesome change on a global scale. I will cover the following concepts in order:

The single change the world needs most dearly
How real change occurs
The specific mission I think will bring about those changes. This has been formulating in my mind for the better part of 4 years, culminating in the last few months. It’s suffice to say that I am very excited to be sharing this with all of you.

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the-three-seeds Food For Thought From Eisenstein: The Three Seeds

The following a story from Charles Eisenstein’s book, ‘The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible‘. — The Three Seeds Once upon a time, the tribe of humanity embarked upon a long journey called Separation. It was not a blunder as some, seeing its ravages upon the planet, might think; nor was it a […]

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129816 Embracing The Cold: A Workshop With Wim ‘The Iceman’ Hof

I slowly stepped into the water. First the right foot, then the left. It was cold, ice-cold. Yet the feeling was not unpleasant. After an initial reaction of resistance, I could relax and immerse myself deeper. My heart started racing and my breathing became uncontrollable. But after a few seconds of shock, I could breathe normally once more. Almost instantly my body started creating heat, inner fire, the process of thermogenesis was ready to equal the force of the cold. There I was, relaxing in a bathtub full of ice on a sunny sunday in Amsterdam. I smiled at Wim, and he smiled back while telling me to get out. Next!

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225975 [Video]: How To Follow Your Bliss

Here’s a follow-up video to the How To Find Your Bliss video. Let me know what you think! What would you like the next video to focus on? <3 Jordan

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1745 An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

Humans are empathetic by nature. We can ‘imagine’ how horrible/amazing it must be to be this person, or to go through that event. But often times our hubris and biases get in the way of our ability to truly experience empathy. So, I am going to present a few hypothetical scenarios in hopes that I can […]

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164451 Supernormal Stimuli: The Seduction of Our Senses

A comic by Stuart McMillen about how we are supernormally stimulated in our modern world through TV, media, pornography, etc. Resulting in a drastic shift in how we entertain ourselves and achieve satiation.

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98330 To You, The Bringers of Light

Hey you. You are being called out. You are not like most people, are you? Not like your family, or most of your friends. You have a knowing. It may be small now, but it is there nonetheless. You have a knowing that there is more to this life than what you see. A knowing […]

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great-movies-never-heart-of 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 3

Mr. Nobody Who would you have been when, at crucial moments in your life, you choose to walk a different path? That thought experiment is explored brilliantly by this amazing science-fiction movie as we follow Nemo(s) for 118 years. Set in the past, the now and in the future, we follow different branches of his […]

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