Reality Sandwich: Gone to Burning Man (August 25 - September 2)
The Reality Sandwich crew has been working hard to bring you engaging, transformative content but even we need an occasional break. So we took off this week to take part in the extraordinary, celebratory gift economy known as the Burning Man Festival.
Fortunately, there's more than enough on this site to keep you busy while we're away. Here is a list of highlights from the last year. Check out some of the treasures you may have missed. Thank you for your enthusiastic embrace of Reality Sandwich, your inspiration and participation. And we'll see you after Labor Day.
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by Alberto Villoldo
The power to dream is the power to participate in creation itself. For the Earthkeepers, dreaming reality is not only an ability but a duty, one we must perform with grace and love.
Enlightenment Reason or Occult Conspiracy?
by Daniel Pinchbeck
Can we pursue Enlightenment ideals while simultaneously exploring occult conspiracies? If we avoid becoming obsessive or dismissive, it seems possible to hold contrasting myths or models of reality in our minds at the same time.
by Sunny Strasburg
What does the label "polyamory" mean? Literally, many loves. To truly be free to love requires a deep trust in the resonance within oneself, and the discernment to recognize and honor that quality in others.
by Charles Eisenstein
Imagine a time – whether prehistorical or transhistorical – when human beings lived moment-to-moment in the presence of the sacred.
by Jill Ettinger
Industrialized food is detrimental to both our personal health and the natural world. But history may hold the answer to healing both.
by Ken Jordan
In the mind, sound is not so neatly
sectioned off from space, touch, words, or image. One bleeds into the
next, slipping and sliding in a spiral of associations. Digital media
has already begun to reflect qualities of consciousness that had been
beyond the means of artists to capture. In coming years, this will only
Gnosis: The Not-So Secret History of Jesus
by Jonathan Phillips
Christianity originated in mystery schools where the rites of baptism, annointing, communion, and resurrection led initiates on a sacred path to inner knowing. But a sadistic emperor, literalist churches and 2,000 years of bad translations have covered up the origins of the greatest story yet to be told.
by Sharon Gannon
The growing popularity of yoga at this time of global transformation is not a coincidence. A yogi is someone who strives to live harmoniously with the earth, to be aware of the interconnection of all beings and things in our world. Yoga teaches that we are inseparably woven into the great web of life, matter, and cosmic space.
by Adam Elenbaas
What if one of the largest problems plaguing romantic relationships on the planet is so simple, so subtle, that it can happen 2 or 3 times in one night? In this RS interview I talk to Peace Between the Sheets author Marnia Robinson about why she believes orgasm addiction is responsible for relationship dis-eases.
Shamans and Charlatans: Assessing Castaneda's Legacy
by ST Frequency
When first published in 1968, Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan was hailed as a groundbreaking ethnographic account of Native American shamanism. With fame came scrutiny, however, and a debate clouded Castaneda's legacy. But there's no doubt that both Castaneda and Don Juan shaped the Western world's understanding of entheogens and Native American culture.
Radical Interdependence and Online Telepathy: How Twitter Helps Us Find One Another
by Jennifer Palmer
Things will change forever when people all across the globe realize that they can effectively organize without big corporations, the church or the government and that a new level of power to the people is FREE for the taking.
Dr. Rick Strassman, pioneering psychedelic researcher, discusses his new book, Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies – as well as Zen Buddhism, psychedelics and spirituality, Old Testament prophecy and more in this fascinating interview.
Using images derived from hallucinatory dream-states, Floria Sigismondi blends it all in a theatrical and poetic manner for both the commercial and art worlds. "In order to find ourselves," she says, "we must destroy ourselves."
by Alex Munslow
The days of cheap and plentiful oil are ending, perhaps sooner than we'd like to imagine. To confront the impending crisis known as Peak Oil, communities in the UK have developed models of sustainable local living called Transition Towns. Behind their strategy is the belief that with cooperation and creativity, and under a well-designed civic plan, the future without oil could be preferable to the present.
A New Kind of Money to End Money
by Sanjay Perera
With the decline of the US dollar and today's crumbling debt-based monetary system, a new kind of currency is coming into being that will replace money as we know it.
Particle Accelerators and Parallel Universes
by Tristan Gulliford
While the innovative projects at CERN laboratory might revolutionize our communications technology, the new LHC particle accelerator could also potentially change our reality into a bizarre parallel universe.
by Jay Michaelson
Since Aldous Huxley published "The Doors of Perception," most spiritual practitioners have assumed that the point is: All is One. But as more spiritual seekers pursue non-unitive paths – including drinking ayahuasca and smoking DMT – I have a hunch that it is about to change.
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