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Zazen Meditation Posture 7 Ways to Do it Right

To learn a zazen meditation posture is not hard.  It is the very core of Zen practice.  Actually Zen itself is the "meditation" form of Buddhism.  According to Alan Watts Zazen is the seated form of Buddhist practice.  There isn't just one sort of zen practice, however. Zazen by all...

Who Was Osho, The Sex Guru?

A couple of years ago, the internet went wild (pun intended) with the premiere of Netflix’s "Wild Wild Country". This documentary series followed Osho, a spiritual leader (and sex guru), and his controversial cult. Osho, a single man with thousands of hardcore, and mostly rich, followers from all over the...

How To Avoid A Bad Trip

The dive into the wonders of the psychedelics’ world has its ups and downs, its high and low moments. Once you enter the journey there are only two possible outcomes: either you have an amazing, sometimes life-changing, experience or you will end up suffering from some nasty side effects (commonly...

DMT Bad Trips Are Real

A DMT bad trip can happen to anyone. All hallucinogenic substances share pretty similar effects. They usually offer users a unique opportunity to have an “out-of-body” experience and dive into the wonders of the complex human consciousness. With this comes also a not so great side. That is because Some...

Spirit Quest 101: How to Start a Spiritual Journey

 Do you want to know how to start a spiritual journey?  Whether you are a scientist seeking for the cosmos, or a monk seeking for God. There is something within us all that seeks for higher consciousness, understanding or being.   You aren't a human being having a spiritual experience anyway. ...

Spiritual but not Religious: Sugar Free Yoga

There are plenty of people who want to be spiritual but not religious. After all, some people find organized religion too constraining.  Truly, it isn't for everybody. However, we all have an inherent desire to understand ourselves and make meaning of the Universe.  It's true that religion offers a plethora...

Examples of Archetypes in Disney movies

   Examples of Archetypes in Disney movies are everywhere.  After all, Disney is kind of a mythology-based business anyway.  In fact, Disney himself chose these age-old folkloric classics. Ultimately archetypal stories are the driving forces behind the culture. In this sense folklore and Disney go hand in hand.   Archetypes...

Is Transcendental Meditation A Religion?

Is transcendental meditation a religion? The answer is a no, yes, and it depends.  Make no mistake, however. Some would have you think that Transcendental meditation itself is merely a methodology for attaining an altered state of consciousness and nothing else.  However, TM is so much more than that. It...

What Healthy Eating Means for Spiritual Awakening

My personal connection with diet and spirituality When I was 20 years old I broke out in psoriasis all over my body.  Normally psoriasis plaques mean there is some sort of chronic inflammation, so I went to the doctor.  Of course, he wanted to put me onto all sorts of...

13 Fox News Propaganda Machine Strategies

  No organization on earth does brainwashing better than the Fox News propaganda machine.  The Fox effect has turned the conservative movement into a full-blown tin foil hat cult.  It's all thanks to one man: Roger Ailes.  If you follow his methods, you can be a master propagandist as well.  ...

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