When we ponder our favorite psychedelic icons and pioneers, something they all have in common is that they tend to have been knocking around no earlier than the 20th century.
Thanksgiving is a big deal in the U.S.A. Scrap that, Thanksgiving is HUGE. From parades, to football games, to 10 — count ‘em — 10 Friends Thanksgiving specials, it’s quite the holiday behemoth.
‘Space travel’ has always been a favored metaphor for psychedelic trips. Exploring the ‘cosmos of the mind’ — blasting off — connecting with the universe.
Yoga is one of the few things the world can agree on. Like vegetables, getting enough sleep, and watching videos of funny dogs, it’s just good for you. It is a practice that benefits our physical, mental, and spiritual health — and there’s few things that can tick all those boxes. However, would you believe that Western world has only been copped on to its benefits for just over one hundred years? And it’s been mainstream for much less.
This year, World Philosophy Day celebrates its 20th birthday. Falling on every 3rd Thursday in November, it is a time to scratch our heads, stare into the middle distance, and sigh; ‘what is the meaning of life?’ Or something.
For several years now, scientists have been researching how psilocybin — the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms and truffles — can relieve the symptoms of depression. Many studies have already found positive links.
The Moon is such a star. Not literally of course — before all our readers at NASA freak out — but, like, she is an icon. She glows, she changes, people are obsessed with what phase she’s in, and even the ocean is a slave to her.
Our ability to recognise and sense the feelings of others is a magical tool. Afterall, they do say the eyes are the window to the soul.