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.

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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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