Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education. “Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”
Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the history of human creativity — our art and our poetry and most empathically all of our philosophy — is the history of attempts to answer it. The picture that captures why Jack Kerouac will last forever. Laid out flat, running the length of the exhibition, the original scroll of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road forms the spine of the large Beat Generation show at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
Even for those familiar with the published version of the manuscript seeing this holy relic — the founding document for all sects of Beat worshippers — is a powerful experience. Culture is Not Your Friend: Terence McKenna's Radical Perspective. “We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR.
Create your own roadshow.”— Terence McKenna Terence McKenna is one of those cult-famous, societal-fringe figures of whom the majority of people have never heard. He’s also someone whose views probably have a polarizing effect on anyone who encounters them. At the very least, though, Terence was an exceptionally original thinker, and those who explore a fraction of his work will note his erudition and incredible ability to articulate his thoughts. McKenna was an American philosopher and ethnobotanist who passed away in the year 2000. His controversial status is in large part due to his vocal advocacy of mind-altering substances.
How To Design The Perfect Morning Routine. Harvard’s Positive Psychology Professor, Tal Ben-Shahar, believes happiness is the result of balancing meaning with pleasure.
But understanding what gives us meaning and what gives us pleasure is not as easy as it sounds. In this article, I will teach you how to track everything you do and then restructure your activities in the optimal way. You will learn the best way to end procrastination and develop the right habits such as meditation, exercise, and learning so that you can grow every day. You will learn how to work diligently on that which gives you meaning and reward yourself accordingly with pleasure. Simple Hand Exercises To Boost Energy And Balance Emotion. People from all walks of life experience stress, pain, and other negative forces that hinder productivity.
Whether it’s the overwhelming demand of your job, the seemingly interminable problems in your home, or some personal failures we can’t recover from, these factors often have a large impact on our physical wellness. When these negative situations put us down, it signals our whole body not to perform well. We become easily irritated and more vulnerable to making bad decisions. As a result, our overall functioning at work and at home is greatly affected. How can I overcome my emotional issues? Although stress-related incidents are unavoidable, it’s still crucial that we acknowledge our weaknesses. The key is to adapt and let yourself take a break. As we grow older, we naturally become susceptible to illnesses due to our drastically changing environments.
Lucid Dreaming Techniques & The Science of Dream Control. You never forget your first lucid dream.
Mine happened in 2010, a few weeks before Inception first hit cinema screens. I was in film school at the time, and the Inception buzz was tangible. Desperate for clues about this highly secretive 200 million dollar blockbuster, I read everything I could find. In one article, I came across an interview where Chris Nolan revealed his inspiration behind it: “I was in university when I experienced my first lucid dream. I had never heard of lucid dreaming up until this point. It didn’t matter. Lucid Dreaming Techniques & The Science of Dream Control. 5 Modern Da Vinci's Rules of Success. Walter Russell is the 20th century Renaissance man you’ve probably never heard of.
When I say Renaissance man, I mean it. Here’s a short summary of his vast accomplishments: Accomplished philosopher, musician, composer, painter and sculptor. He worked with many famous subjects such as President Roosevelt and Thomas EdisonWithout every studying architecture, he designed and built over $20 million worth of buildings around New York City, including the renowned Hotel des ArtistesPredicted the existence of Neptunium and Plutonium in 1926 (well before the invention of the atomic bomb), saying if they were ever discovered, the pressures of this planet would not be enough to hold them togetherFounded and lectured at the University of Science and PhilosophyA champion figure skater, Russell even won competitions at age 69 against competitors in their 20’s.
5 Modern Da Vinci's Rules of Success. Top 5 Videos Of Alan Watts. Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful.
If you get the message, hang up the phone. 10 Best Books On Positive Psychology You Need To Read For Authentic Change. Self-help done right is one of our greatest gifts in modern society.
But let’s not kid ourselves here: done wrong, it isn’t just ineffective, it has the potential to do serious harm. Artparasites – How Art you today? Painting by Ray Caesar Our game is over.
We can keep fucking and cuddling and fighting and shanking each other in the most intimate wounds we shared when trust was the drug we shot each other up with. But I have no trust left to give you. I don’t know who broke you so badly that you aren’t able to feel consistently happy with anyone, namely yourself, before the wolf-child inside you needs to tear them apart, feast on the juicy vulnerabilities they entrusted to you, spread their entrails around town and then blame them for the carnal mess left behind. Yet despite the blood dripping down your face, your charming mask remains perfectly in place, a lifetime of practice no doubt, and sadly, I know other women are destined to ignore the bloody warnings and suffer the same fate. 5 Historical Manias That Gripped Societies, Then Disappeared. “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
Charles Mackay may have written those words in 1841 in his social science classic, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, but what he has to say about mass manias and the behavior of crowds remains absolutely relevant today—as anyone who’s ever gone to a midnight sale of one of the Twilight books could tell you. Mob mentality also goes some of the way—but not all the way—in explaining these real manias and outbreaks of strange behavior that came on disturbingly fast and disappeared just as rapidly. (Please note, Bieber Fever is not on the list.) Consciousness & Quantum Mechanics. Everything we have ever learned is wrong!
This is the claim of prominent stem-cell scientist Dr. Robert Lanza, the best-selling author of Biocentricism.  Lanza states that scientists have always had it backwards in claiming that life comes from matter. Such bold claims are diametrically opposed to almost all previous scientific approaches. Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion. By Maria Popova In 1958, five years after his transcendent experience induced by taking four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, Aldous Huxley — legendary author of Brave New World, lesser-known but no less compelling writer of children’s books, modern prophet — penned an essay titled “Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds.”
It was originally published in the Saturday Evening Post and eventually included in Moksha: Aldous Huxley’s Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience (public library) — a selection of Huxley’s fiction, essays, and letters titled after the Sanskrit word for “liberation.” In the essay, Huxley considers the gifts and limitations of our wakeful consciousness, our universal quest for transcendence, and the interplay of drugs and democracy. Every fully developed religion exists simultaneously on several different levels. It exists as a set of abstract concepts about the world and its governance. He once again peers into the future: HT Open Culture. Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei. By Maria Popova. Physicist David Bohm and Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti on Love, Intelligence, and How to Transcend the Wall of Being.
By Maria Popova “If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,” Carl Sagan wrote in his meditation on science and spirituality, “we will have failed.” Between April and September of 1980, as Sagan’s Cosmos was making its debut and exactly half a century after Einstein’s famous dialogue with the Indian philosopher Tagore, trailblazing physicist David Bohm and Indian spiritual philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti sat down for a mind-bending, soul-stretching series of conversations about some of the most abiding human concerns: time, transcendence, compassion, death, the nature of reality, and the meaning of existence.
By the time the two met, Krishnamurti was eighty-five and Bohm sixty-three. Their dialogues, eventually published as The Ending of Time: Where Philosophy and Physics Meet (public library), are among the most intensely intelligent and illuminating packets of human thought ever produced. How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing” When Einstein Met Tagore: A Remarkable Meeting of Minds on the Edge of Science and Spirituality. The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior: Bertrand Russell’s Magnificent Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.