Ethnometaphysics

November 16, 2010 / 0 comments

Oversoul, Alex Gray, 1997 In the Fall 2010 issue of Anthropology of Consciousness, Marc Blainey looks at the “discord in the West between viewing psychoactive substances as either ‘hallucinogens’ or ‘entheogens’,” and makes the case for renewed interest in ethnometaphysics. His article has me thinking more about anthropologists produced by a (mostly) entheophobic culture looking…

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Andy Letcher at Horizons 2009

October 9, 2009 / 0 comments

I looked forward to hearing Andy Letcher speak at Horizons.  I hadn’t heard of his work or his book “Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom,” but the synopsis for his presentation sounded interesting: For those who have encountered the sacred mushroom, the psilocybin experience is like an ancient codex whose glyphs are at…

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OGMA

May 31, 2009 / 0 comments

OGMA releases his his first album. His ecstatic music can be heard on myspace.

Life, the universe and everything…

March 29, 2009 / 0 comments

“At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” From the plurality decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHEASTERN PA. V. CASEY, 505 U.S. 833 (1992). Could this set a precedent…

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MyBotany

February 7, 2009 / 0 comments

Via Liz, The Ayahuasca Foundation volunteer opportunities include creating myspace pages for the plants.

Film – Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within

January 30, 2009 / 0 comments

Playing tonight, here: The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St., New York, NY (Doors 7p, screening 8p sharp, $10)

Open Source Religion

January 17, 2009 / 0 comments

Entheogens are the open source religious software that was built to run natively on all of our operating systems. * The foods of the gods are free.

Samadhi

January 17, 2009 / 0 comments

The Temple of Awakening Divinity. There’s something to this, my friend and I in elementary school used to say while high-fiving: “we’re the TOADS, totally outrageously awesome dudes!” Little did I know we were right, but it actually stood for Temple Of Awakening Divinity Supplicants. Learn about the Temple of Awakening Divinity on The Entheogenic…

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Spiritual Rights

January 17, 2009 / 0 comments

It’s time to develop a reasoned argument for the rights of spirituality. This is free-writing in this post, a list of ideas: * Spirituality is a right. * In the mode of historical pursuits of social justice struggle a new cafeteria-style liberation theology must be written. * All states of consciousness, even those which do…

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Culture is Your Operating System

January 10, 2009 / 0 comments

The only place I would disagree with McKenna here is when he says that the Shaman has the ‘paid’ version of the software – which is more advanced. In fact, we all have the ‘paid’ version and it is inferior to the open source version – which is openly available from nature’s pharmacy to anyone.