As I’m sure you’ve noticed, summer is sliding inexorably away. With heavy hearts, we pack away our shorts and sandals and dig out our autumnal garb. This is it, guys: we’ll be layered up until next spring.
So why haven’t I worn a jumper or a coat since Tuesday? Continue reading “Wim Hof: The Cold is Our Teacher”
I’ve always been somewhat in awe of Christianity: two millennia of earnest study on the nature of being and how to live the good life – all based on one book. And there is plenty of good in the Good Book. Like Mark Twain said:
[The Bible] is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.
Continue reading “Stoicism and The Word of God”
I’ve been reading a lot about Artifical Intelligence recently. It’s a topic that has a way of capturing the mind. Not surprising given the mind-boggling timeline: Continue reading “2040: Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
Some of you probably know that, over the past 10 weeks, I’ve been studying person-centred counselling at the CityLit in London.
Some of you are perhaps also aware that I’ve recently (re)turned to mindfulness meditation to manage stress levels, as part of a concerted campaign against elevated Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies in my bloodstream.
And probably all of you know that over the last couple of years I’ve been investigating the transpersonal potential of psychedelics.
What I am slowly realising, however, is how tightly these three areas are woven together. Continue reading “Counselling, Meditation and Psychedelics”
“I don’t take reality for granted.”
Weird stuff happens. People really do experience telepathy, alien abduction and pre-cognition.
In the UK, we usually push such stories to one side and either forget about them, or (worse) medicate them. David Luke, Senior Lecturer for Psychology at the University of Greenwich tries to understand them. Continue reading “The Science of Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience”