A primal heart still beats in Europe. Rural people all over the continent kept the connection to nature’s rhythm and celebrate the seasonal cycle. They invoke death but bestow fertile life.
This little chapter from The Center of the Cyclone by John C. Lilly turned out to be a piece of wisdom that stood the test of time.
This book isn’t a novel but rather a manifesto. The final work of Huxley is a sociological blueprint, a manual for living, loving and dying.
Michael O’Neill’s quest to capture the essence of yoga spans time, space, and peoples.
Filmed mostly on a stationary 16mm camera, this documentary is the modern-day Walden.
“The American literature doesn’t have a more beautiful and more profound book than Walden” commented Hermann Hesse. And I knew…
End Time City is Michael Ackerman’s radical portrayal of the Indian city of Benares, the holy City of Light on the shore of the Ganges.
The presentation of love as as a skill that can be taught and developed is all the more important for modern humans alienated from each other and from nature.
Alexander Shulgin’s lab books were scanned in 2007 and made available online.
Frieder Grindler is one of the big names of German poster design in the second half of the 20th century.
Yoga: The Art of Transformation was the first major exhibition that explores the visual history of yoga.
Dürckheim’s legacy is psychotherapy in the spirit of Zen. His books are classics of transpersonal psychology.
Robert Gordon Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author. It was him who reintroduced the ‘divine mushrooms’ to the West.
This book is the best reminder that a computer screen can’t replace the printing quality of a well produced book. The nuances of black are outstanding…
For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death – the only certainty that life holds…
A practice of self-enquiry like yoga isn’t on the agenda of a system of control and conformity. But even in East Germany people pursued this path, despite the risk of arousing suspicion.
If you think you are a spiritual energetic being then you will heal yourself by merely realizing what you truly are. Shamans are your helpers on this path.
This is a simple yet powerful method for clear, empathic communication beneficial for all of us.
Gabor Maté is a Canadian physician who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction. He radiates kindness and a deep understanding of the human condition.
There are contemporary “back to the land” communities practicing a hunter-gatherer way of life. Projects like this will serve as a touchstone to those interested in living differently.
Research indicates that shamans access an intelligence, which they say is nature’s, and which gives them information that has stunning correspondences with molecular biology.
Published in 1973, The Secret Life of Plants was written by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It is described as…
The Whole Earth Catalog, first published in 1968, can be considered the bible of counterculture in the 60s and 70s. It compiles tools that can empower the individual within the global community.
Simon G. Powell had no real budget or crew, but he did have a Hi-8 video camera, some music equipment, a computer and lots of inspiration.
The art of the Australian Aborigines is one of the oldest artistic traditions alive. This selection shows paintings from the mid-fifties until now by artists from the Arnhem Land region in Northern Australia.
My own infrequent writings are purely experientially and I’m not well-read enough to refer to the spiritual heritage of millenia. However others can.
The mere fact that you exist is quite awesome. The way you came into this existence is a unsurpassable miracle hard to believe.
Karl Blossfeldt was an attentive observers of nature, a teacher of contemplation.
Gurdjieff’s teaching combines mystical elements of Sufism, Buddhism, Christianity, Gnosticism, Zoroastrianism and the Kabbalah.
I’m reading the autobiography of Carl Gustav Jung. It was a name I’ve come across constantly and I knew there’s…
I am fascinated by people who make the bold step into alternative ways of living. If none of the given choices seem to fit you, create your own!