The pineal gland or epiphysis synthesizes and secretes melatonin, a structurally simple hormone that communicates information about environmental lighting to various parts of the body. (…) Continue reading The pineal gland and melatonin
Most science fictional and futurist visions of the future tend towards the negative — and for good reason. Our environment is a mess, we have a nasty tendency to misuse technologies, and we’re becoming increasingly capable of destroying ourselves. But civilizational demise is by no means guaranteed. Should we find a way to manage the … Continue reading 7 Best-Case Scenarios for the Future of Humanity
“Sorcerers say death is the only worthy opponent we have. . . . Death is our challenger. . . . Life is the process by means of which death challenges us. . . . Death is the active force. Life is the arena. And in that arena there are only two contenders at any time: … Continue reading The Serpent’s Promise: The Oldest Exchange of All
What Is The Self? What is the self? Do I have a spirit, soul, or some other metaphysical identity separate from my physical brain? Am I just a series of biological processes which create the illusion of consciousness? “What is real? How do you define real? If you are talking about what you can feel, … Continue reading The Human Mind, By Rebecca Turner.
ABSTRACT Consumerism is superficially attractive because it offers a purpose in life and social acceptance within a narrowly materialistic world view. This is cultivated through psychological manipulation and marketing, playing on physical desires and hedonism, to create passive consumers. It fills a vacuum in the absence of any deeper meaning in life. The alternative is … Continue reading Alternatives to the Consumer Society
‘Where the skull divides there lies the Gate of God.’ The Taittireeya Upanishad The history of the world is profoundly scattered with elements of mystical enlightenment and all the wonderful symbolism that surrounds them. From ‘cosmic precession’ and ‘ley lines’ to crystals and “magic mushrooms” – there is a whole range of different theories, which … Continue reading The Gate of God, by Gary Osborn.
In creativity and meditation we seek in a fully conscious way, willfully cooperating and facilitating the process not only of connecting with the divine, but experiencing ourselves in the process of “becoming” divine or being sacred. The ego no longer perceives itself as a separate expression of consciousness, but reconnects with our metaprogram as the same essence as All, infused with Light. Continue reading Natural DMT, by Iona Miller (2006)