ecoliteracy_roadmap.1 7 Extraordinary Books You Need to Read to Become Ecoliterate

Complex networks and their unpredictable nature are rapidly transforming the world around us. The challenge is to learn to live with life, because we are embedded in it. We are systems, nested within systems, nested within systems. Luckily, great minds have seen this ‘crisis of perception’ coming and they have shared their thoughts with us. Thoughts that are inspiring, sometimes shaking […]

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create The Simple Truth About Happiness

“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, […]

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1273 This Will Change Your Life.

“Everything is a matter of perspective.” That’s an overused phrase that’s generally said without much thought. It’s an easy go-to argument to end all arguments. Today, however, I’m going to show you why it’s one of the most important lessons you could ever learn…and yes, it will change your life if you use it properly. […]

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192389 You Are Not a Who

That voice in your head, the one that tells you to: Hit the snooze bar one more time Spit off the roof of a tall building Gossip about a coworker Stop living in the past Have one more cookie Become more spiritual You know, that voice. When you think about it, though, it’s not really […]

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104509 Turning The Problem Around: Mental Health In A Sick Society

The rise of people who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, especially children, has been unprecedented. ADHD, ADD, bipolar, depression are some of the current labels we slam on people who don’t quite fit our standards. The newest version of the psychologists bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V), includes “psychosis risk syndrome” for teenagers who are a bit too eccentric and “hypersexual disorder” for men who show are too interested in sex. When is too much? That is up to the ‘experts’ to decide.

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3795 HE Life Lesson #1: Love or Fear

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 :)

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184168 22 Mind-Blowing ‘Notes From The Universe’

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 […]

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Burning-Man-2013-060 25 Reasons Why You MUST Go To Burning Man Once In Your Life

Burning Man is the biggest and most bizarre party in the world, comprised of 60,000 people camping in the desert of Nevada for a week. It’s utter insanity that will rock your world forever. photo by Duncan Rawlinson Here are 25 reasons why you won’t be able to stop yourself from going after reading this […]

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birdheader For The Love Of God – The Divine Art Of Alex Grey

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 […]

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hell-yeah 10 Things That Will Make Your Life Better

I have a bunch of things I’ve been wanting to share with HE for a while, but never found a good way to go about it. So I’ve thrown them all in this random list! These things have greatly ameliorated my life — I hope they do the same for you!

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22 The Psychedelic Dialogues: The Role of Psychedelics in Consciousness Expansion

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 Doblin and […]

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acidblotter This One Time I Took Acid At A Festival

I saw the band Phish over the weekend. They had 3 nights in a row of music. The experience in its entirety was noteworthy (my first train trips, getting lost in downtown Chicago, walking miles and miles and seeing many characters), but the last evening in particular changed me for good. I’ve known since it […]

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3956 On Becoming Superhuman: Using Jedi Mind Tricks To Increase Performance

September 20, 2pm- University of Western Australia, Perth. I’m casually walking into the University’s Sports Science Lab. This is my first time in a sports lab, and I feel like I’m entering the scene of a Gatorade commercial… I’m here to take a VO2Max test, which measures maximum aerobic capacity — an endurance athlete’s lifeblood. […]

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password-change-my-life How a password changed my life.

“How could she do something like this to me?” said a voice in my head. All the time. Everyday. Back in 2011, when everything had gradients, iOS icons made sense, and people used deodorants, I was stuck in middle of a pretty bad depression due to my divorce. Thankfully, I think I was smart enough (and had […]

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2422 The Love Experiment: Conclusions

It’s been 7 days since I started the Love Experiment and all I have to say is wow. Those of you who were also feelin’ the love this week will know what I’m talking about when I say I feel amazing. Being loving towards everyone completely removes most of the day-to-day anguish with other people. […]

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luciddream You Will Want to Learn Lucid Dreaming After Reading This

So you know the psychological definition of lucid dreaming and how it’s all supposed to work – but what do lucid dreams feel like? Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be very intense and […]

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And-I-Hope-You-Hold-A-Place-For-Us-Small My 24-Hour DMT Trip – pt. 2/2

Continued from Part 1 I jumped, and raised my waist to the top of the wall; on the other side was a black void. I raised my right leg to the top of the wall and rolled myself onto it, sitting at the top, on my right was only blackness, and on my left only […]

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image8 How to Achieve Every Goal You Set

Research suggests that 50% of people who make new year’s resolutions fail by the time April rolls around.  I am part of the 50%. Let me explain.  When I graduated from high school, I had sort of an existential crisis;  the magical bubble of high school with all its fun and drama was about to […]

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positivity One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life

Since the 1990s, an intriguing courtship has emerged between certain branches of quantum theorizing and psychology. Neuroscientists and research psychiatrists, notably Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., of UCLA, have been studying what has been termed neuroplasticity. Brain scans show that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who repeatedly and effectively redirect their thoughts from intrusive or ritualistic […]

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Repetition, Bubbles and Immune Systems

All living organisms, including the human race, are creatures of habit. That is to say, we train ourselves, again and again, in order to better ourselves. If not, the skills we have come to rely on will whither away. We keep reading to increase our knowledge, we keep exercising to increase our stamina and we keep practicing music to transform our bodily movements into beautiful symphony. We set limits in order to surpass them, so we can transcend the ordinary and look back from a new height. And so, if you look closely, the differences we see between phenomena are just different dialects of the same language: the language of repetition…

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