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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward – A Discussion on the Future of the World

The following documentary is the most important  film you could possibly watch. It’s massive implications reach across the globe and cannot be denied. It will change the way you view the...

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day (Even If You’re Single, Heartbroken, and Jaded)

I know how you feel. I’ve been there. Standing in line at the coffee shop, innocently awaiting your beverage, and surrounded by glittery heart confetti, oversized red candy, and plushy toys with...

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9 Sketching Techniques Leonardo da Vinci Used To Achieve Artistic Mastery

Leonardo da Vinci needs no introduction from me. Nearly everything that can be said of him, has already been said… Some claim he was a superhuman genius polymath with an IQ of 210, five...

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The Surprising Weird Thoughts That Disturb Us and What To Do About Them, Backed by Science

Have you ever had the uncontrollable urge to laugh at a funeral? A thought might pop into our mind that even makes ourselves shutter; We cast it off, “well that was weird.” I recently came across...

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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...

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HE Podcast #2 with Tom Shroder & Nicholas Blackstone: Finding Your Inner Healer with MDMA

In our second episode of the HighExistence podcast we talk with Tom Shroder and Nicholas Blackstone. Tom is the author of Acid Test, LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal, a truly phenomenal book about...

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A Philosopher’s Guide To Facebook Envy

“It’s a real taboo to mention envy, but if there is one dominant emotion in modern society, that is envy…” – Alain de Botton Do you ever feel negative emotions while browsing the web? If...

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Life Experiment: An Alien on Your Own Planet

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...

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5 Modern Da Vinci’s Rules of Success

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'sIn 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.

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Get Creative: A Guide to Beating the Zombie Apocalypse

WARNING: Zombies are infiltrating the planet, and I’m not talking about what’s on the box or the big screen! The zombie population is on the rise in rich, privileged countries all over the world;...

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Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts

Through the 1990’s, Dr. Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired...

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8 Books For a Higher Existence

Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and place, the Now, helps both to encapsulate the ego more, but also to offer guidance to make it poriferous, letting Eros free. Without books we would lose this guidance. And in these times of dire ecological and cultural crisis, we need new ways to respond to the ecosystem that we simultaneous are and are imbedded in. These are the books that can lift our spirits to a necessary higher existence.

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This Will Mindfuck You: Simultaneity Is Relative

When Einstein first published his special theory on relativity people were flabbergasted. It couldn't be right, they thought. How can the sequence of an event differ if you observe it from a different frame of reference? How is it possible that I see event A happening before event B, but someone else can see it the other way around?

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Copernicus & Goldilocks: Doubting Our Horizons

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...

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Ego Gets The Boot: Letter Found On Kitchen Table

[Creative Piece] This is a breakup letter with my ego. It's been a good ride, but I think it's time we finally go our separate ways. We've had our ups and downs, but ultimately we aren't meant to be together. We're through.

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The Other Side of Polyphasic Sleep

About a year ago I found myself with a lot of free time on my hands. So I decided to cheat on sleep. An internet meme knocked on my door called 'polyphasic sleep' and rumour has it that by switching your sleep rhythm from monophasic (six to nine hours in one stretch) or biphasic (5-6 hours and a single afternoon nap) to polyphasic (many naps spread evenly) will increase the time of your waking life (some even reported as few as three of sleep hours on the Uberman Sleep Schedule) while also give you a boost in focus, stamina, creativity and energy. These reports were strengthened by anecdotes that Leonarda da Vinci, Buckminster Fuller and Thomas Edison were proponents of polyphasic sleep....

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An Artists Attempt To Revolutionize Portrait Painting – A Personal Story By David Kassan

David Kassan (born 1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas) burst onto the scene in 2010 when the media caught tail of his hyperreal iPad paintings (like the one to the right.) Yes, that was painted with...

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The True Nature of Happiness

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?

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This is the Simplest, Most Effective Thing You Can Do to be Happier

As a human race, we’ve come far from our beginnings several thousand years ago. We’ve explored space (both inner and outer), carved out a comfortable existence for ourselves and come closer to...

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The 10% Rule: How to Read More Than 42+ Books a Year

Reading is bar-none, the best habit you can develop. In this article you'll learn a simple trick to read more books, much faster, with less effort.