Martijn Schirp

Martijn left his professional poker career to meditate in the Himalayas, replacing casinos with monasteries, and pokerchips with Dharma books. Returning home, he studied interdisciplinary science and philosophy (phenomenology in particular), before immersing himself into the shamanistic practices of the Amazon. A curious explorer, Martijn attempts to bridge entrepreneurship with being a Bodhisattva. At this point in time, he is the Executive Director of Synthesis, the world’s first legal psychedelic retreat to be able to make claims for the effectiveness of our programme, based on clinically-devised findings.Follow him on Instagram.

Martijn Schirp's Articles | HighExistence

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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