5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Practiced Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is said to be one of the easiest forms of meditation. Unlike many of the others, it doesn’t involve concentration, control of the mind or specific postures, but is instead an enjoyable form of ‘regenerating while resting’ as one simply sits comfortably for 15 to 20 minutes at…

10 Images That Show The Effect Humans Are Having on the Planet

The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences. ~ Winston Churchill Humans. Capable of so much, yet accomplishing so little. Yes, we’ve done some pretty extraordinary things over the course…

24 Timeless John Lennon Quotes on Art, Beauty and Truth

There is no question that John Lennon possessed an other-worldly connection to artistic beauty and truth. Musically, he was capable of immensely moving craftsmanship, creating pieces that remain essentially timeless, evocative and human. Anyone who has ever really sat and taken in the song Imagine knows this. And, though the…

8 Mysterious Places You Are Not Allowed to Visit

Since the explosion of web-based media over the last 10 years, conspiracy theories have become somewhat commonplace. They’re everywhere, many of them inducing uncontrollable eye-rolling upon first glance. As with most things internet, they’re involved in the bloody battle for clicks moreso than anything else, which makes them inherently hard…

The Enlightenment / LSD Connection

There are a number of well-known figures at the forefront of the modern spirituality movement who have spoken openly about their experiences with psychedelics. There is a famous story about Ram Dass giving his guru, Maharaji (Neem Karoli Baba), exceptionally high doses of LSD in the 1970’s– not once, but twice…

15 Quotes From The Dark and Ingenious Mind of Bill Hicks

There are few stand-ups in the history of comedy who possessed more passion and vitriol than Bill Hicks. As with all the greats (Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor) he pushed the art-form to its limits, extracting alchemical gold from some of the darkest aspects of the human psyche. Nothing…

10 Places So Surreal They Could Be From Other Planets

Life is a pretty surreal thing. Despite all the rampant claims, nobody really knows what we’re doing here, where we’re going or what the point of it all is. One human life, with all of its incredible complexities, fails to even register on the radar of Deep Time. Yet here…

Haunting Images of Children Hypnotized by Television

After its arrival in most first world homes during the 1950’s, the television quickly became the primary method for influencing public opinion. Though many today would instantly recognize much of the programming of that era as blatant propaganda, would they be so keen to recognize it in its current form?…

New Study Suggests Your Cat is Either a Big Jerk or a Zen Master

Sorry cat-lovers. It appears your relationship is an extremely one-sided affair. A new study by Daniel Mills, a specialist in clinical animal behaviour at the University of Lincoln suggests something we humans have long suspected: that our cats don’t love us as much as we love them and are mostly just…

What is the Revolution in Consciousness? 3 Defining Aspects.

“We will see how very important it is to bring about, in the human mind, the radical revolution. The crisis, is a crisis of consciousness. A crisis that cannot anymore, accept the old norms, the old patterns, the ancient traditions. And, considering what the world is now, with all the…

25 Thought-Bombs From the Man Who Predicted Meme Culture

While there are very few people who would claim that the late Terence Mckenna was a living master, anyone who has heard even one of his talks will tell you that he was a master of the spoken word. Able to weave two-hour-plus long monologues into beautiful, impossibly intricate tapestries…

The Difference Between Soul Mates and Life Partners

In spiritual communities the idea of Soul Mates is one often brought up. Soul mates. Those people that so many of us feel will ‘complete’ us in some way, were ‘made for us’ — and us for them — and who we very possibly have known in past lifetimes. It is an…

4 Reasons Right-Brainers Rule The Future

Some of the most successful people in history were college dropouts. Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs dropped out. Tom Hanks, Tiger Woods, Ellen, even Oprah — all drop outs. The list goes on, and it only seems to grow the closer we get to present day. The number of…