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.
I think it is fair to say that Pete Mauney is obsessed with photographing fireflies. For more than twenty years he finds solace in his nocturnal wanderings and an inexhaustible challenge for the next interesting composition.
Lloyd Kahn is arguably the most influential pioneer of the DIY building movement that emerged in the 1960s.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) was a Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist who is considered the father of modern neuroscience.
The following drawings are taken from the Wurzelatlas, a book series that began in 1960 and is regarded as the standard work on root research.
Each picture reveals minute features and textures that are normally invisible to the naked eye.
A laboratory in constant change, a small museum of desires and dreams that amuse the inner child.
The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans.
This seminal book by Stanley Keleman explores the notion that physical human shape is interrelated with one’s emotional and psychological reality — mapping the geometry of somatic consciousness.
Watching this video, I felt captured by a primal feeling of awe. One of these rare moments when we glimpse how inconceivably vast and powerful this reality is.
Rebel Wisdom uncovers the most rebellious ideas in philosophy, human potential and transcendence to find direction through the chaos of the time.
A personal project exploring the real world of scientific research. Not the stainless steel surfaces bathed in purple light, but real people in their basements working on selfbuilt contraptions
A trialogue on chaos and the world soul, featuring Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham – three brilliant minds sharing their views on life and the structure of reality.
Seeds are the most complex organs produced by plants, capable of traveling space and time to ensure the biodiversity of our planet.
Fludd was striving for an universal science, combining mysticism, aesthetics and the more rational sciences to an all-embracing system of knowledge.
The works of Uri Shapira expose environments of alternative truth, made of active metal vegetation and various chemical growths.
This film is based on the 1967 book of the same name. It’s a radical critique of mass marketing and its role in the alienation of modern society.
In the early 18th century Maharajah Sawaii Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in North India, known as Jantar Mantar.
In this lecture Terence unfolds an ocean of ideas, a metaphor for the psychedelic dimension you are sailing out onto to cast the net of the human imagination to retrieve novel ideas out of the chaos.
Osho’s discourses on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, given in Pune from 1973-76.
Continuum Movement is a dynamic inquiry into what it is to be a human being, providing a method to consciously explore ourself as an unfolding biological and planetary process.
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
The ancient art of wayfinding is an almost forgotten skill once common throughout the Pacific.
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.
Today I picked up one of my favorite books, Island by Aldous Huxley, his radical blueprint for a better world.…
Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.
Artists, scientists, spiritual leaders and economists gathered in Amsterdam in 1990 to explore the emerging paradigm of a holistic world view and the implications for a global economy.
This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.
This series from 1975 takes us on a journey around the world to reveal the making and use of tribal art in some of the few places on earth where the traditions are intact.
Wim Hof is a modern-day yogi, a teacher of self-empowerment — not a stuntman.
Beneath our everyday world there is a miniature universe of cells, trillions of tiny worlds, unseen and beautiful. This is the machinery of life and it never rests!
Alexander Shulgin’s lab books were scanned in 2007 and made available online.
Critical thinking in regard to technology isn’t overworked these days and it can’t hurt to reconsider our current course and if it is leading us towards a prosperous future.
Why is it that looking at an open body causes such revulsion?
In June 2015 Google engineers released a couple of images that caused a stir for everyone who’s able to grasp…
Be warned, looking into somebody else’s eyes might never be the same again after seeing the following pictures.
Kirlian believed that images created by Kirlian Photography might depict a conjectural energy field or aura, that surrounds all living things.
R. Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of his major inventions and discoveries.
This account from lalaland is beautifully bridging the gap between science and spirituality to open up our perception of the world.
Fractals are a wonderful way of seeing infinity. Their beauty is only secondary after that lesson in perception.
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.
Hans Cousto is a mathematician, musicologist and astrologer best known for his work on the Cosmic Octave.
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.
Richard Feynman is one of those rare scientists who win you over with more than their titles and awards.
Steve Axford does what he likes most. It’s taking pictures and exploring the living world that unfolds evermore interconnectedness to him.
Tomorrow November 12 the space probe Rosetta will deploy a lander to the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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.
When the substance revealed itself to Albert Hofmann in 1943 he took on the responsibility and changed the world.
At the time when I picked the name The Door Of Perception I didn’t know much about Aldous Huxley and his teachings — because that’s what his writings are, rather than novels.
Take a close look at insects and remember how inconceivably wild and manifold life shapes on this planet.
The series investigates the effects of high voltage and household cleaning products on instant pull apart color film.
This is a 10 hour weekend workshop given by Terence McKenna in Boulder, Colorado May 29-31, 1992.
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…
My appreciation for this lecture is beyond words. Grof’s thoughts basically touch all the areas that I want to explore right now.
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.
Thomas Shearer’s main focus is on agate and I spent hours browsing his vast collection. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
A cinematic interpretation of this world’s largest round table gathering, Problema is a visually imaginative, thought-provoking invitation to a world of global dilemmas.
The documentary investigates the origins of modern yoga and presents especially Krishnamacharya’s life and teachings.