Mother Nature

If, by some miracle, all the world’s religions became one, if peace and freedom erupted everywhere, and if man-made cruelty vanished forever…

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Belief in a Just World

Crushed by the weight of the countless absurdities, injustices, and pointless sufferings that define this tenuous, fleeting, painful existence…

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The Virtue of Skepticism

Sincere DOUBT is more than just a right…

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Mother Ayahuasca: “Trip” Report, Part 7 (Advice)

Nothing I have said in this series should be interpreted as an endorsement of Ayahuasca or DMT

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Mother Ayahuasca: “Trip” Report, Part 6 (The Verdict)

So, is this Ayahuasca/DMT thing for real? Is it a scam? An escape from reality? Does it have legitimate therapeutic value?

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Mother Ayahuasca: “Trip” Report, Part 5 (The Bad Trip)

While the Ayahuasca experience is ultimately non-transferable, here is my humble attempt to share a rough timeline and highlights from “ceremony #2”, which turned out to be “the bad trip”…

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Mother Ayahuasca: “Trip” Report, Part 4 (The Good Trip)

While the Ayahuasca/DMT experience is ultimately non-transferable, here is my humble attempt to share a rough timeline and highlights from “ceremony #1”, which turned out to be “the good trip”…

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Mother Ayahuasca: “Trip” Report, Part 3 (The Setting)

After a suggested week-long preparation consisting of a restricted diet, abstinence from alcohol, drugs, and sex…

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Mother Ayahuasca: “Trip” Report, Part 2 (Arrangements)

Intrigued by the potential therapeutic benefits and satisfied that the health and safety risks were acceptable, I committed myself to “do the experiment”…

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Mother Ayahuasca: “Trip” Report, Part 1 (Background)

It all began with my three times rule…

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Epidemics

Everything you do—or not—casts a vote for what exists in the world…

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Aversion Therapy

World wars, “civil” wars, genocides, ethnic cleansings, witch hunts, inquisitions, crusades, colonialism, the slave trade, final solutions, the killing fields, extermination camps, and ground zeros…

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