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Culture is Your Sorta-Trustworthy Friend — Why I Disagree With Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna famously said, "Culture is not your friend." This is a powerful idea. It's also wrong. Here's why.

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Transformation on the Battlefield: Can Intense Brutality Lead to Liberation?

This article explores the strange but undeniable link between intense turmoil and awakening experiences.

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François de La Rochefoucauld’s Short Essay on the Tyranny of Self-Love

One of the greatest philosophy writers of all time shares his pessimistic views on the nature of the human ego.

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Deconstructing Dawkins: Richard Dawkins and the Fallacies of Mechanistic Science

Richard Dawkins' mechanistic model of the world is not just bleak — it's false.

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Antichrist Psychonaut: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Little-Known Psychoactive Drug Use

Nietzsche: I realized that in the last two months I have consumed 50 grams of chloral hydrate (pure). I never slept without this drug! But I have slept, now, after fourteen days in a row - oh what...

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The Mystery of Affirmations: Magic, Myth, or Misunderstood?

Some people believe affirmations are magic. Others believe affirmations are a myth. I believe affirmations are sadly misunderstood.

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Drinking Ayahuasca

Is it possible to be truly prepared for Ayahuasca, a psychedelic which hauls you through the doors of perception?

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How Jonathan Haidt’s 6 Moral Tastebuds Can Heal a Divided World

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." — Jesus Christ

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50 Aphorisms from Alain de Botton That Reveal Harsh Truths About Human Nature

Philosopher Alain De Botton reveals 50 hard-hitting maxims for living the considered life.

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6 Experts on How to Beat Procrastination and Finally Fulfill Your Potential

We all procrastinate. Like it or not, it’s a part of each of our lives—but it doesn’t have to be a central part. We found out how six experts finally beat procrastination and got focused.

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5 Life-Changing Benefits of Cold Showers

Cold showers will make you a better person, both physically and mentally. Here's 5 little-known psychological benefits that will enhance your mind and your life.

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Charles Eisenstein Perfectly Sums Up What America Needs to Do to Move Forward After The Election

"What I do know, though, is that the vast majority of ordinary people are not the cartoonish caricatures of human beings that political rhetoric has made them out to be."

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Mary Oliver’s Magnificent Short Guide to a Life of Wisdom

"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting."

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s Stunning Meditation on the Tragedy of Conformity

"... the law that every man is a unique miracle; they dare to show us man as he is, uniquely himself to every last movement of his muscles..." — Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844—1900

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Alan Watts’ Jaw-Dropping Explanation of Mankind’s Deepest Nature

If you love Alan as much as we do, you won't want to miss this extraordinary revelation of humanity's deepest nature.

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