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    Snowflakes and the Illumanati: How Chaos Theory Debunks The New World Order

    Place yourself in a completely empty space, pitch black; no indication of walls, ceilings, or floors. Suddenly, a mass appears before you, somewhat cloudy, and vibrating to a resonance you can’t...

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    50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 2

    Exaggerate your compliments If you're going to say something nice, why not make it a bit nicer? Only you will know the difference and the target of the compliment will feel that much better.Forget about insults entirely (even in jest) We can all agree that nothing good comes of insults. If they are serious, then someone comes out of the exchange feeling cut down. Even if you insult someone jokingly, their subconscious mind still takes your words in as a serious statement and imprints the insult on the person. This is akin to a commercial: it can seem stupid, but you are still building up respect for the product on a subconscious level. This is why companies pay top dollar just to have their logo visible in public places.Investigate what is known about death What do you know about death? You certainly have beliefs around it, but what do you know about the science of death, or of those who have died and been brought back to life? Death is not as big of a mystery as it is made out to be. Do your research before you fear or misconstrue this most universal human experience.

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    Short Meditations on Utopia Pt. 3/3

    **If you missed the introduction to this post, click here** 5) Questioning Bliss Is following your bliss some kind of Mickey Mouse, New Age advice? What if you find yourself living in a society with...

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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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    25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch

    A list of 25 hand-picked documentaries that will make you re-evaluate many of your strong-held beliefs. All of which you can watch online for free! Ready for some learning?

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    The Mystery of “Deja Vu”

    Meaning “already seen” in French, ‘déjà vu’ is the eerie sensation that you has already experienced something before when consciously know that you have not. For example, you...

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    The Quest for Autonomy: Nobody Is Smarter Than You Are

    Striving for conscious awareness and truth in our daily lives is analogous to navigating a maze of illusions. From our first day in the classroom, we are told what to do and how to do it. Avoid risks, take the easy and comfortable path, don't make too much noise, and you'll be fine. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why? All too often we are told what is right, wrong, politically correct and even taboo; but who decides these things?

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    Sex, Esoteric Material and the Hypocrisy of Censorship

    Once again the spectre of internet censorship has reared its ugly head. On January 14th 2014, an appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communication Commission’s “net...

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    Reaching for the Stars

    Some time ago, a boy named Christopher was in the fifth grade. One day, his teacher told the class to go home and make a collage of who you want to become. “Don’t limit yourself” he said....

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    The Philosophical Morality of the 1%

    Peter Singer is arguably one of the most influential philosophers alive today – he has published over one hundred academic articles, dozens of books, and was recently named a “Companion of the Order of Australia,” one of Australia’s highest honors. While Singer has an extensive moral code extending over a vast array of human affairs, I will only focus on one particular aspect of his moral code – charity. Specifically, I will explain his radical claim that we should give to charity until we are "very near the material circumstances of a Bengali refugee..."

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    The One Taste of the Universe, or How To Experience Synesthesia

    I tapped my hands on the table like I normally would do. But this time I noticed something different, something quite remarkable. Not only sounds but also colors invaded my awareness. Yes, there was no way to deny it, the tap on the table gave off a red color. Amazed by this discovery I started exploring other surfaces, my nails on my jeans gave off a distinct green hue and I could make blue come alive by hitting a metal pen. But it didn't stop here. When I drew my attention inward, I noticed not just the connection between sounds and colors, but also between colors and tastes, sounds and feelings, thoughts and sensations. It was if my whole world was mixed in a blender, making a smoothie of my own existence.

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    FreeNet: The Underground Internet

    The Freenet Project is essentially an internet within the internet, but with absolutely no censorship. The information hosted on Freenet is encryted and routed through many different nodes, which...

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    Epic Challenge: 30 DAYS OF FEAR

    My last 30 days have been absolutely insane. I have never grown or learned more in a one month period. Not even close.This is a NEW HIGH. I want you to be up here with me. Read on to find out how.

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    The Non-Conformist Samurai & A Cage Full Of Monkeys

    Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was a Japanese Buddhist, Kensei*, Rōnin**, and all-round badass. He was a legendary dualist, unrivalled in his skills with a blade, and highly respected by his peers, yet at the same time he was an educated scholar of religion and philosophy. However, most people (myself included until recently) have never heard of him, or his teachings, despite his impressive reputation (I highly recommend reading up on him).I recently stumbled across a succinct work that Musashi wrote shortly before his death, called the Dokkodo or ‘The Way to be Followed Alone’. It consists of twenty-one precepts aimed at personal development and encapsulates the knowledge he had gained throughout his epic life...

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    Bye Bye Homo sapien, Hello Homo evolutis

    Juan Enriquez's TED assertion that we are evolving into a form of man that can control his own evolution and that of other species. When will technology catch up with nature?

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    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...

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    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...

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    4 Practical Philosophies That Will Empower You

    Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories...

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    A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 3/3: The Implications

    What are the larger implications of the mystical experience? One aspect of the mystical experience is what psychology calls “ego-death”. If we use the self as an anchor to base our world-view on and use incessant thought to keep a sense of control in the stream of experience we are blinded to see our interconnection with everything around us. This privatized perspective is utterly destructive to everything alien to it...

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    8 Ways to Get Back in the Groove

    We all get out of the groove every once in a while. Long days at work, fights with friends and other sources of frustration can leave one feeling very lacking in gusto for life. And there is one thing...