Looking out, looking in

February 1, 2009 / 0 comments

Some thoughts tonight after spending the day studying Astronomy. We kill, destroy, imprison, control, conquer. Why don’t we build, share, teach, grow, explore? If there are gods and other forms of non-terrestrial life, conscious as we are or even more so, we must seem like violent, angry, ruthless children to them. Destroying our own home…

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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)

Becoming Human

January 24, 2009 / 0 comments

via Elizabeth Housley Story from North America (FULL VERSION!) from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

superhuman powers

January 22, 2009 / 0 comments

Via Discerning Brute, Erin Pavlina tells her story of running the vegan spirituality software: I grew up on burgers, fries and milkshakes. I ate the Standard American Diet my entire life. Around the time I started college, I told the spirits that I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to save the planet. And…

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“the strengths and weaknesses”

January 22, 2009 / 0 comments

I always expect scientists to be agnostic – but this is faith, this is a deep belief in evolution that rejects any possibility that another idea could take its place. But science is always overturning history and rewriting truth, so shouldn’t the argument still be “this is the best idea we have today”? “These weaknesses…

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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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Huston Smith on “New Age”

January 11, 2009 / 0 comments

From an interview in Mother Jones: “The New Age movement looks like a mixed bag. I see much in it that seems good: It’s optimistic; it’s enthusiastic; it has the capacity for belief. On the debit side, I think one needs to distinguish between belief and credulity. How deep does New Age go? Has it…

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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.

Floating Data Centers

September 8, 2008 / 0 comments

This feels at first, in a speculative fiction sort-of-way, like one more step toward turning the planet into a large neural network… Building floating synapses for the network mind, out in the sea. “In general, computing centers are located on a ship or ships, which are then anchored in a water body from which energy…

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obohsan.com

July 14, 2008 / 0 comments

The NYT writes about the decline of buddhism in Japan. Within the article is an aside about buddhist priests for hire via the internet: It was partly to dispel this bad image that Kazuma Hayashi, 41, a Buddhist priest without a temple of his own, said he founded a company, Obohsan.com (obohsan means priest), three…

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Erik Davis at Palais de Tokyo

July 6, 2008 / 0 comments

Interview with Davis during Loris Gréaud’s Cellar Door installation.

Infinite moments in cable.

June 30, 2008 / 0 comments

I want to watch A&E’s remake of Andromeda Strain… However, the digital cable god won’t give it to me. Why is this? I keep thinking it’s somehow related to the rain. Is this the moment when technology becomes a part of our religious environment? When we suspect it is affected by numinous forces like weather…

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Prisons ordered to provide vegan meal

June 24, 2008 / 0 comments

“U.S. Chief District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this week that the Department of Correction violated federal law protecting religious freedom and ordered the department to provide Daniel Yeboah-Sefah a diet in line with his Buddhist beliefs.” Read more…