The irony. The generation who brought psychedelic drugs to the attention of the world, may just be the ones who use them as medicine to treat anxiety and depression or simply to face death. But [...]
S implicity, simplicity, simplicity!” Henry David Thoreau exhorted in his 1854 memoir Walden , in which he extolled the virtues of a “Spartan-like” life. Saint Thomas Aquinas preached that simplicity brings one closer to [...]
The psychiatry department of Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, serves one of the poorest, most at-risk, and most diverse populations in a borough that has otherwise become a byword for gentrification. Since 2017, [...]
The care of people with dementia poses an agonizing philosophical dilemma -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source: Cypher's Choice: Painful Reality or Pleasant Delusion?
Carl Sagan liked to smoke weed. He explains why in the most Carl Sagan way possible. He wrote an anonymous essay on smoking marijuana throughout his life and how it changed his thinking, empathy, appreciation [...]
Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all stripes can be used to transcend one's ego. — Read on bigthink.com/videos/sam-harris-on-self-transendence