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Freshness of Appreciation

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Freshness of Appreciation

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LoveHub is a guide designed for you to share meaningful stories and ask significant questions in the company of those you love.

David Bowie’s mindblowing 1999 prediction on how transformative the internet would become.

How To Get Motivated: A visual guide for defeating procrastination.

Dolphins on LSD: A strange attempt at inter-species communication and the search for extraterrestrials

Walden Pond sends you a monthly booklet of your saved online articles so you can spend time away from the screen.

🎇 Image of The Week

This is a photo of a cloud formation called Lenticular Clouds.

🌻 Freshness of Appreciation

Some beautiful words from Abraham Maslow’s classic book Motivation and Personality:

“Self-actualizing people have the wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy, however stale these experiences may have become to others — what C. Wilson has called “newness.”

Thus for such a person, any sunset may be as beautiful as the first one, any flower may be of breath-taking loveliness, even after he has seen a million flowers. The thousandth baby he sees is just as miraculous a product as the first one he saw.

He remains as convinced of his luck in marriage thirty years after his marriage and is as surprised by his wife’s beauty when she is sixty as he was forty years before. For such people, even the casual workaday, moment-to-moment business of living can be thrilling, exciting, and ecstatic.

These intense feelings do not come all the time; they come occasionally rather than usually, but at the most unexpected moments. The person may cross the river on the ferry ten times and at the eleventh crossing have a strong recurrence of the same feelings, reaction of beauty, and excitement as when he rode the ferry for the first time.”

🍄 Psychedelic Renaissance

Yesterday Oregon legalized Medical Mushrooms. Licensed providers will be allowed to administer psilocybin to individuals 21 years of age or older. Other parts of the country have decriminalized the use of psilocybin, but this measure makes Oregon the first to permit legal use supervised by therapists.

You can read more here.

Washington DC also overwhelmingly passed Initiative 81 to decriminalize entheogens capturing over 76% of the vote. This initiative includes plants and fungi that contain ibogaine, dimethyltryptamine, mescaline, psilocybin, or psilocyn.

You can read more about that here.

🖥 A Holographic Tablet

The Lume Pad uses light-field technology to create 3D holograms. This literally adds a dimension to what you’re able to see on the screen. It will even enable you to convert your existing 2D photos and videos into holographic content. Co-Founder Charles Fink explains in an interview with Forbes.

“Today, we’re at the point where we have an excellent technology that can create holographic content for most 2D pictures on a Lightfield display, whether that’s a portrait shot, a landscape, food or otherwise.

Once you can convert 2D pictures, the next step is to convert them fast enough that you can actually create Lightfield content from any type of 2D file format, such as 2D video. Right now, that’s what we’re working on – taking any kind of 2D content, and converting it to light field content on the fly.”

🎧 Tunes For Tuning In

IOWASCA — Former HighExistence Director Jordan Bates teamed up with legendary producer CoryaYo to channel the Energy of Ayahuasca into a Psychedelically Silly Hip-Hop Extravaganza. Explore the one-of-a-kind Album here.

Hyperfocus — Playlist from HighExistence Founder Jordan Lejuwaan for sinking your teeth into deep work.

Magic State – Playlist from Magic Mind for tuning into deep states of creativity.

🤓 Learn This Word

Synchromysticism, n. the art of realizing meaningful coincidences in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance. A form of postmodern animism that combines Jung’s notion of meaningful coincidences with the quest for the divine, or self-actualization through experience of the divine.

⏳ From The Archives

A hand-picked classic HighExistence article

Check out our collection of Wisdom & Wonder articles offering 50 life secrets, experiencing more awe in everyday life, and what it means to “follow your bliss.” Wisdom & Wonder

We hope you enjoyed this issue of Down The Rabbit Hole. Feel free to reply and tell us what you think.

With Wonder,

Mike & The HighExistence Team

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Mike Slavin

Mike Slavin

Mike is a magician and poet telling tales from the intersection of attention, deception, and wonder.

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