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Beware the Bad News Bubble

cultur | 01 mai 17 | Angus Hervey, medium.com
Forget fake news — the real problem is balance.

2016 Was the Best Year Ever for Renewable Energy

eco | 01 mai 17 | Angus Hervey, medium.com
The fossil fuel giants are starting to freak out.

The Man who Turned On the World: Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, Dies at 75

mind | 01 mai 17 | Casey Hardison, realitysandwich.com
The undaunted spirit and psychedelic warrior of love and light, Nick Sand, the outlaw chemist, died in his sleep on Monday April 24th at the age of 75. Most famous for the Orange Sunshine brand of LSD distributed by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, Nick Sand was responsible for the manufacture of over 250 million doses of acid.

Can Psychedelic Drugs Induced Higher Levels Of Consciousness Lead To Spiritual Awakening

mind | 01 mai 17 | Jacqueline Ronson, inverse.com
A new study used volunteers to find out the effects of LSD, ketamine and psilocybin, a psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, on the brain. Using brain imaging technology, the study gathered evidence of heightened levels of consciousness in the brains of the volunteers.

Two Lovers, Two Doses of MDMA

mind | 01 mai 17 | Jacqueline Ronson, inverse.com
What if a drug can help teach us to care for each other?

The Future is Local

culture | 01 mai 17 | Local Futures, ecohustler.co.uk
Across the world, people are coming to realize that today’s crises — ecological collapse, economic instability, social disintegration, even terrorism — are inextricably linked to a global economy dependent on rampant consumerism, financial speculation and “free” trade.

Loving Trees

culture | 01 mai 17 | ecohustler.co.uk
Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group.

Consciousness in the Aesthetic Imagination

culture | 29 july 16 | J.F. Martel, Metapsychosis
What can art tell us about the nature of consciousness? Or maybe the question is better framed in McLuhanian terms: What is the message of the medium of art with regard to the nature of consciousness?

Abundance for everybody

eco | 27 july 16 | Sian Cowman, The Ecologist
Rooted in the Andean principles of sharing, resilience and Vivir Bien, the ‘Conscious Food’ program supports a thriving urban activist community in Bolivia.

Awakening from Materialism

life | 25 july 16 | Will Tuttle
The journey of healing and awakening is the vegan journey, and it is in many ways the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and to our world today.

Planting 50 Million Trees in One Day

eco | 23 july 16 | Elyse Wanshel, The Huffington Post
Thousands of people in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh jostled for space July 11 as they attempted to plant 50 million trees over 24 hours in hopes of shattering the world record.

Prehistoric dope dealers

culture | 21 july 16 | Colin Barras, New Scientist
It must have been something in the air. During a short time window at the end of the last ice age, Stone Age humans in Europe and Asia independently began using a new plant: cannabis.

Addicted to Awe

mind | 19 july 16 | Greater Good Science Center
The creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” Jason Silva, discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand. Filmed at the June 2016 conference The Art & Science of Awe.

The mind isn’t locked in the brain but extends far beyond it

science | 15 july 16 | Keith Frankish, Aeon
If the mind is not bounded by the brain or the skin, where does it stop? What is the boundary line? The short answer is that there isn’t one – not a stable one, at any rate.

The Fertile Ground of Bewilderment

culture | 13 july 16 | Charles Eisenstein
The Brexit vote marks a rare moment of discontinuity, when the usual normalizing narratives falter and a society experiences a fertile and frightening moment of bewilderment.

Evidence for Abundance

life | 11 july 16 | Peter Diamandis, Singularity Hub
Why the world is better than you think in 10 powerful charts.

Translating Meaning Into Life

mind | 9 july 16 | Alan Briskin, The Huffington Post
An intriguing Taoist parable, that is used here as a springboard into an exploration of synchronicity, and the idea of ‘being the change we wish to see in the world’.

The Mind Messing With the Mind

science | 7 july 16 | George Johnson, The New York Times
Descartes’s notion of dualism – mind and body as separate things – has long receded from science. The challenge now is to explain how the inner world of consciousness arises from the flesh of the brain.

Neon Tribes

culture | 5 july 16 | Kingsley L. Dennis, Reality Sandwich
Ecstatic Highs, Techno-Trance and Digital Gnostics – Popular culture has a great way of taking various forms and practices and utilizing them to reinforce mental, emotional, and physical conditioning and patterns of behaviour.

Complex ideas can enter consciousness automatically

science | 3 july 16 | San Francisco State University
Consciousness is more of a conduit for information in the brain rather than an active creator of information. Even complex concepts can enter your consciousness automatically, even when someone tells you to avoid thinking about it.