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That Old Time Transformation

By Woody Evans, posted on January 10, 2012

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There are many examples of the expression of religious ecstasy as a move toward technosocial singularity in the transhuman literature.  James Hughes has made a case for Buddhism as a transhuman tradition.. Somewhat playfully, I have suggested that Christ represents (and is represented by) Terence McKenna’s “transcendental object at the end of time.” But there […]

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2012 And The Failure Of Imagination

By James Kent, posted on January 8, 2012

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Advocates of psychedelic drugs often claim that psychedelics expand consciousness and stimulate the imagination. To demonstrate this point a few famous examples are often repeated, such as Francis Crick envisioning the spiral shape of DNA while high on LSD; Kerry Mullis coming up with his Nobel Prize winning PCR DNA replication method while high on […]

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Get Your “Spiritual” On This Weekend – John Shirley Sufi Movie

By RU Sirius, posted on January 6, 2012

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“Cyberpunk” original and personal friend John Shirley co-directed this interesting movie about Sufism — the hippest expression of the Muslim meme. Check it out! The Spiritual Journey a film by: Charles Ted Oliphant and John Shirley from In The Can Productions on Vimeo.

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Commandeering the Inner Space Shuttle: Silence and Ecstasy in the Sensory Deprivation Tank

By Jason Louv, posted on January 4, 2012

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I recently began a series of experiments with the sensory deprivation tank as developed by John C. Lilly, M.D., a device that most have heard of but few have tried. (Yes, that’s the one from the 1980 movie Altered States.) It took me a decade and a half of self-directed experimentation on consciousness to finally […]

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An Insufficiently Advanced Technology For McKenna’s Magical 2012

By R.U. Sirius, posted on January 2, 2012

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By now, everybody knows that there’s a big crowd of folks who think something really big is going to happen this year because the Mayan Calendar allegedly ended in 2012 — specifically December 21, 2012 Less well known amongst the masses that are vaguely familiar with the meme is the fact that psychedelic/cyberdelic philosopher Terence […]

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