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How to Defeat the Procrastodragon Once and For All

The Procrastodragon is hiding over your shoulder... growing larger every time you make an excuse.

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HighExistence Podcast #5: Dennis McKenna on Plant Medicines as Catalysts for the New Paradigm

All experience is a drug experience. Whether it’s mediated by our own [endogenous] drugs, or...

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Jordan Peterson Explains the Most Useful Psychological Exercise Anyone Can Ever Do

The most powerful existential exercise explained by Jordan Peterson that makes you stronger, more authentic, and helps you speak the truth.

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60 Hours of Meditation in 5 Days: How The Whole World Became The Black Mirror of My Ego

When chaos confuses the ways of avoiding this pain seem infinite. During twelve-hour days of Zazen during Sesshin, that whole world becomes a clear-as-day mirror.

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Taboo-Shattering TED Talk Reveals How MDMA Can Improve Your Psychological Immune System

In our current healthcare paradigm we maintain the symptoms at a manageable level. We don't, however, heal the root cause of our suffering.

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Carl Jung On Why We Must Learn To Accept Ourselves Before We Can Help Others

Bring your shadow tendencies into the light and you will be able to help others do the same.

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25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch Pt. 2

The long-awaited follow-up to our original epic list of documentaries. After watching these incredible films, your mind will never be the same.

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go With Books! An Homage To The Magic of Scratches and Scribbles on Dried Leaves

I once read that writing a letter or a book is like sending your thoughts to a friend you have not made yet.

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Carl Sagan’s Profound Essay On Why Cannabis Consciousness is Desperately Needed in This Mad and Dangerous World

"I am convinced that there are genuine and valid levels of perception available with cannabis (and probably with other drugs) which are, through the defects of our society and our educational system,...

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Aldous Huxley’s Prophetic Letter to George Orwell Regarding His Frightening Visions of The Future

Aldous Huxley's and George Orwell's 60-year-old vision of modern politics is alarmingly accurate.

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Floating Through Innerspace: Why You Should Try A Sensory Underdose

This is why you should try floating. Why it is awesome, who invented it, how it can be used, and Richard Feynman experience with floating.

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The History Of Molly & Ecstasy Explained In Four Minutes [Video]

A few months ago journalist Thijs Roes (also known as Tice Roose) created the Amsterdam-based...

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The Anniversary Issue of HighExistence Magazine is HERE! (And You’re Going to Love It)

Introducing . . .  HighExistence Magazine Actionable Advice to Guide You Toward Your Bliss...

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Wake Up and Watch ‘Planetary’ Today on Earth Day – We Are All Connected

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that...

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Honor Our Home on Earth Day – 22 April – Watch ‘Inhabit’

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize...

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13 Ways Overpopulation and Overconsumption Will Be The End Of Us All (In Pictures)

See the destruction we are wreaking on the world, and everyone living on it.

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HE Podcast #2 with Tom Shroder & Nicholas Blackstone: Finding Your Inner Healer with MDMA

In our second episode of the HighExistence podcast we talk with Tom Shroder and Nicholas Blackstone....

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The HighExistence Podcast with Rick Doblin: Integrating Psychedelics into a Global Culture

In our first episode of the HighExistence podcast, we talk with Rick Doblin. Rick is a psychonaut,...

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How To Make Your Own Natural Non-Toxic Deodorant

Deodorant is an essential ingredient to combat body odour. We all love to smell nice, and perhaps...

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Neurochemical Overclocking: How To Unlock the Hidden Powers of Your Mind & Boost Productivity

This article is a OptiMind review. But, in order to understand a pill that will boost your brain, we...

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Brilliant Comic of Banksy’s Harsh Truth About Advertisement

  Want to know why advertising is so effective & what to do about it? Check out this other...

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World Leaders Propose to Legalize All Drugs: 5 Major Changes in Global Policy

In a radical move, the former presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and...

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Microdosing: The Revolutionary Way of Using Psychedelics

“Microdosing of 10 to 20 micrograms (of LSD) allow me to increase my focus, open my heart, and...

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Six Time Mr Olympia Winner Talks About DMT: “I Realised Everything is One”

What we need is a massive coming out of people who have done psychedelics and accomplished a...

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The Science of How to Consciously Control Your Immune System

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Wim Hof” On March 23rd, 2013, twenty-four scientific...

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Amazing Artist Goes Dumpster Diving, Builds Homes for the Homeless

Here you see Artis Gregory Kloehn going dumpster diving. Instead of selling his art and trying to...

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25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 3

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Movies” Mr. Nobody Who would you have been when, at...

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6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your Practice

Meditation is reminding ourselves of what we already know. Our innermost Buddha nature, our loving...

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25 Best Books on Self-Improvement You Need to Read Before You Die

These are the best books on self-improvement you need to read.

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12 Steps To A Cosmic Orgasm – Follow The Astronauts And Experience The Overview Effect

Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside, is available, a new idea as powerful as any...

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For The Love Of God – The Divine Art Of Alex Grey

Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God and are the creative...

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5 Mind-Blowing Books That Are Worth The Struggle To Read

Books are obstacle courses for the mind. By confronting us with paradigm shifting ideas they...

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Cutting Edge Law in New Zealand Can Mean The Beginning Of Cognitive Liberty and Kickstart the Psychedelic Renaissance

A recently passed law in New Zealand opens up the possibility of legalizing and regulating designer...

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The Tremendous Potential of Inspiring Others

Two and half year ago, I wrote my first article for HighExistence. My fast life was turned upside...

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5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Bedroom and Better Your Sleep

You will spend one-third of your life in your bedroom sleeping. Think about it. One third of your...

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The More We Worry About Time, The More Time Is Lost To Worrying

“Don’t worry about the time, my friend, just be here now.” “Relax, baby,...

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TEDs Controversy – 3 Threatening Talks They Tried to Censor

Nobody can ignore TED, a powerhouse of fast, mind-blowing and paradigm breaking talks that last...

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How Expectations Color Our Beautiful World

The last few months I have been traveling with my girlfriend throughout Middle and South-East Asia....

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A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 3/3: The Implications

What are the larger implications of the mystical experience? One aspect of the mystical experience is what psychology calls “ego-death”. If we use the self as an anchor to base our world-view on...

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A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 2/3: The Mystical Experience

Where are the liberating effects of these plants and chemicals to be found? Of course in the consciousness of their users and the technologies and wisdom it produced. But outside these well-known...

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A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 1/3: The Stigma

Some time ago I was in the right place at the right time by attending the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research in Amsterdam orchestrated by Stichting Open. For those who don't know,...

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A Method for Creating Moments: Your Top Three

Do you have certain habits, questions or tricks that gives your life a more positive spin? A technique that helps you understand others and yourself a bit better? There is something I want to share...

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8 Books For a Higher Existence

Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and place, the Now, helps both...

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God and His Shadow

For the last few thousand years our existence has been explained by metaphysical constructs, truths that lie hidden behind the appearances, everlasting ideas beyond what our senses can see and hear....

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25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch

A list of 25 hand-picked documentaries that will make you re-evaluate many of your strong-held beliefs. All of which you can watch online for free! Ready for some learning?

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Embracing The Cold: A Workshop With Wim ‘The Iceman’ Hof

I slowly stepped into the water. First the right foot, then the left. It was cold, ice-cold. Yet the feeling was not unpleasant. After an initial reaction of resistance, I could relax and immerse...

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The Virtual Body Ideal: Why We Feel More Insecure Than Ever

For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a...

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8 TEDtalks That Will Change Your Life Forever

1. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? Juan asks in this compelling TEDtalk 'can we upgrade ourselves?' His answer immediately puts humankind in perspective. So far, there have...

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This Will Mindfuck You: Simultaneity Is Relative

When Einstein first published his special theory on relativity people were flabbergasted. It couldn't be right, they thought. How can the sequence of an event differ if you observe it from a different...

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How & Where To Educate Yourself Online

Generation after generation the human species stacks knowledge upon knowledge. This intricate web of symbols acts like a map for our inner and outer world. We use math to trade goods and we use words...

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Why Avoiding The News Makes You Smarter

Some time ago I stopped reading and watching the news. No newspapers, no news programs and no...

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Turning The Problem Around: Mental Health In A Sick Society

The rise of people who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, especially children, has been unprecedented. ADHD, ADD, bipolar, depression are some of the current labels we slam on people who don't quite...

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Meditation

No matter your experience with meditation, this guide has something for you. We're going to be exploring basic to advanced methods of breath-focused meditation in order to reach extremely heightened...

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Why Open-Mindedness Should Go Hand In Hand With Skepticism

De omnibus dubitandum est Doubt everything The World Our stream of consciousness is constantly...

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Top 5 Videos Of Alan Watts

Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be...

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A Quick Note On Kony 2012 And Confirmation Bias

"It is a habit of mankind ... to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy." - Thucydides 431 BCE Who would have thought that a video portraying the war crimes of a...

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Why You Meditate For Others

At first, every one of us became interested in meditation for purely egoistic reasons. 'I want to calm my mind' or 'I'd like to decrease my stress levels' or maybe even 'Whoa! I can become...

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The One Taste of the Universe, or How To Experience Synesthesia

I tapped my hands on the table like I normally would do. But this time I noticed something different, something quite remarkable. Not only sounds but also colors invaded my awareness. Yes, there was...

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Repetition, Bubbles, and Immune Systems: Why We Must Start Dreaming Again

All living organisms, including the human race, are creatures of habit. That is to say, we train ourselves, again and again, in order to better ourselves. If not, the skills we have come to rely on...

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The Other Side of Polyphasic Sleep

About a year ago I found myself with a lot of free time on my hands. So I decided to cheat on sleep. An internet meme knocked on my door called 'polyphasic sleep' and rumour has it that by switching...

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The Science of Meditation

Over the past few hundred years the power of organized religion has steeply declined in the west....

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8 Ways to Get a Morning Headstart

Getting up early every day to start the day off right has a huge effect on the rest of our day. Unfortunately we can not always completely trust our morning selves, especially if we are lying in a...

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The Dark Side of Self Improvement

We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires,...

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How To (Temporarily) Experience A Phantom Limb

I placed a coffee cup in front of John and asked him to grab it [with his phantom limb]. Just as he...

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Why YOU Can Run A Marathon

I never imagined myself running a marathon, a grueling 42.195 meters of putting one feet after the other. Most of all because I never saw myself as the athletic type, let alone one of those...

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Eudaimonia: A Short Guide to Human Flourishing

Daniel Kahneman found out that most researchers fucked up happiness research because people respond to the 'Are you happy?' question in two different ways. The question could either mean 'Are you...

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7 Carl Sagan Videos That Will Transport Your Mind to the Outer Reaches of the Universe

Carl Sagan is one of those few rare wonderful specimens our human race has produced. He combined his warm, loving and spiritual heart with his skeptic mind fine-tuned to science. He was a true...

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Are You Brave Enough to Take the Red Pill?

Water is free to flow around the solid rocks. Most of us go through life as if everything is solid. Which is obvious, since rocks, the planet and our egos seem solid. It is a common assumption that...

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30 Challenges for 30 Days

It takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the (Hardest, especially if you want to change an old habit into a...

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Awesome Variations on Meditation

Meditation is simply the training of the mind. It has been used, primarily for spiritual practices,...

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Are you determined to achieve free will?

You can do what you will, but not will what you will. Or can you? Free will and determinism Free will is ones ability to make choices without hindrance. One of the common hindrances to argue...

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4 Books That Will Teach You a New Paradigm of Happiness

From the rise of Buddhism, the positive psychology movement and critical thinking of the extreme...

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Be The Change, Be The Hero

Life is a dance Where we had the waltz in earlier times, a slow-paced and fixed dance we have...

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Ayahuasca: A Story of Death, Rebirth and Love

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Attention

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who...

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6 Tips and Tricks for Polyphasic Sleep

Jordan has written some excellent articles on polyphasic sleep. So good in fact that I...

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The Art of Meditation / Stop Being a Zombie!

A guide to waking up, living and thinking consciously...

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From Casino to Monastery: A Story of Finding Oneself

My name is Martijn, and I’m a 22-year-old student at the University of Amsterdam. I’m...

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