Best Of

Psychedelics

Good Trip 101: A Beginner’s Guide To Psychedelic Experience – My beginner’s guide for first time trippers. Covers basics of preparation to navigating difficult spaces.

The Outlaw Of Psychedelic Substances is Irrational, Unjust, and a Violation Of Freedom – Why we need to see psychedelics legalized.

6 Reasons You Might Take Psychedelic Drugs – I grew up with a negative image of all drugs, including psychedelics. To redress the balance, here’s a rundown of some of the positive effects of psychedelics.

Explorer’s Guide: Taking San Pedro in Peru – Information about taking the mescaline containing cactus in Peru.

Explorer’s Guide: Picking Peyote – Read this if you’re planning on harvesting peyote. I’ve included a step-by-step on how to remove the cactus from the ground without further endangering the at-risk species.

Neuroscientist Sam Harris on the Mind-Expanding Power of Psychedelics – Do psychedelics really have the power to open  minds? Best-selling author Sam Harris shares his view.

 – Some thoughts on the growing popularity of microdosing.

Experiences & Trip Reports:

4 Days On LSD: Daily Microdosing from the Desert of Chile to the Salt Flats of Bolivia – A report of my micro/metho-dosing experiment on a tour through the desert.

My Breakthrough DMT Trip (And Thoughts On It) – Smoking DMT was one of the single most intense and insane experiences of my life.

 – A mix of a journal and a report, this is about my friend Sophie’s first time taking LSD, a trip we shared together in Bolivia.

My Wondrous San Pedro Experience: Drinking Mystical Cactus In The Sacred Valley Of The Incas – One of my best ever trips, I still look back on this one with great fondness and gratitude.

Elusive Ayahuasca Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3 – – Three-part blog on my week long stay at an ayahuasca retreat on the edge of the amazon rainforest. 14 cups over 3 ceremonies in the Santo Daime tradition.

Meditation

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 – A 10-Day Vipassana course is a great thing to do if you’re serious about meditation. This is a post about what you can expect and how to make the most of your course.

 – Guided meditations are a great place to start if you’re new to meditation as they offer instructions to help you learn. Here is a list of the best free resources I’ve found online.

How to Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide – All you need to learn basic meditation.

 – Looking to improve your mindfulness or strengthen your meditation practice? Look no further.

Travel

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What Travel Can Offer – Travel has enriched my life in so many ways and can do the same for you too. If you’ve always wanted to travel and wanted some extra motivation to finally make it happen, check this out.

How Living Abroad Taught Me About The Country I Left – Musing on how travel changed my perception of my home country; the UK.

 – I visited Uruguay, the first country in the world to re-legalise marijuana. But it wasn’t quite what I expected.

Some Others

Hacking Creativity: Shortcut To A Creative Mental State – Want to know how to hack creativity and get ‘in the zone’? Enter an optimal state of consciousness where you feel and perform better? Here’s a cheap, simple and effective hack.

Fuck Mainstream Culture, Escape The Matrix: Live YOUR Life – Take ownership of your life, the media you consume and how you spend your time. It has a profound effect on your life.

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