Born Twice

Twice-born temperaments, on the other hand, are a little more complicated. They can’t wave away the world’s manifestly unfair distribution of hardship, and they’re generally unable to accept so-called “unseen realities” on faith alone. Their journey into spiritual feeling is more hard-won, the result of a lot of agonized... more

Plant Medicine and Meditation

What she showed me – and for me she is a she – is I am not alone in this process. My reality is co-created – with her when she is with me, with the other participants in the room, with the shamans and their icaros and the whole ecology of natural presences teeming in the space around us.

Supernatural Investigator presents … Remote Viewing!

Starred as the "on-camera investigator" for this Vision TV special. "Remote viewing" is the purported ability to psychically “see” through time and space to remote events and scenes. It sounds like baloney, but if you actually take the time to read about the history of ESP research you find a lot of intriguing experiments and a... more

The Tourists of Consciousness

This piece about mind, nature, and the fashionable jungle brew ayahuasca won Gold for best personal journalism at the 2011 Canadian National Magazine Awards. What can psychedelics tell us about reality? Less and more than you might think. Includes an update at end, because, you know, experience keeps changing.