Posts Tagged ‘meditation’

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?
At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients By Brian Vastag for Scientific America SAN JOSE, California—Michael Bledsoe’s story begins like that...
April 26th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Entangled

Entangled
Time is not what it seems… When a drug overdose causes Leoni, a troubled teen from twenty-first-century Los Angeles, to have a near-death experience, her soul is lifted from the modern world and flung into a parallel time 24,000 years in the past. There her fate becomes entangled with that of Ria,...
April 8th, 2010 | Arts | Read More

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?
James Kent attempts to tie a knot in the meme of autonomous elves and other DMT entities. “Snippets of the Psyche” revealed in DMT space, by James Kent The comments in this article are adapted from Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason, by James Kent. The following...
April 7th, 2010 | Altered States | Read More

Mecca Diaries

Mecca Diaries
Hajj is the world’s largest annual pilgrimage that takes place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Last year VICE Founder Suroosh Alvi went with his family and shot footage with an old Handicam. His intention was never to make a VBS doc out of it, but lo and behold here it is…shaky camerawork and all. The next...
March 23rd, 2010 | Spirituality | Read More

THE MACHINE STOPS

THE MACHINE STOPS
Anybody who uses the Internet should read E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops. It is a chilling, short story masterpiece about the role of technology in our lives. Written in 1909, it’s as relevant today as the day it was published. Forster has several prescient notions including instant messages...
March 22nd, 2010 | Arts | Read More

10,000 Hours to Shine

10,000 Hours to Shine
Malcolm Gladwell says that if you want to shine, put in 10,000 hours The search for success has spawned a motivational industry worth millions of pounds and libraries full of self-improvement books. From the Times Online by Steven Swinford It is practice, however, that makes perfect, according to the...
March 19th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

How do we make Decisions?

How do we make Decisions?
Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness and the way humans make decisions — sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself.
March 18th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

EYE SPIRITS

EYE SPIRITS
It had been many years since I had last seen Don, one of my favourite college lecturers, so I was delighted to bump into him at a conference.  Back in the old college days he had been something of a Sean Connery look-a-like and was much admired by the girl students, so it was a shock to see him now...
March 18th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Chief exorcist says Devil is in Vatican

Chief exorcist says Devil is in Vatican
The Devil is lurking in the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican’s chief exorcist claimed on Wednesday. Father Gabriele Amorth said people who are possessed by Satan vomit shards of glass and pieces of iron. By Nick Squires in Rome from The Telegraph He added that the assault on...
March 12th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

Prayer: A Challenge for Science

Prayer: A Challenge for Science
Since ancient times, a strong and pervasive belief in the efficacy of prayer–for the living and the dead–reinforces the notion that consciousness is not limited to the physical body. Not only do traditions throughout the world share a belief that prayers may in some way help (or invoke help from)...
March 11th, 2010 | Extended Mind | Read More