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Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu

Lately, we’ve seen a spurt of spiritual individuals, many of them linked to the psychedelic community, almost surprisingly invest themselves into conspiratorial thinking that lends itself to right wing tendencies. I say surprisingly, but should it come as such a shock considering the context and approach within which most psychedelic circles take their ‘medicine’? ThisContinue reading “Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu”

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The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World

“Nihilism represents the ultimate logical conclusion of our great values and ideals – because we must experience nihilism before we can find out what these ‘values’ really had. – We require, sometime, new values.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, Preface, §4. How do we – human, all too human beings – reform ourContinue reading “The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World”

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Liberals, Look to Your Left!

Almost anyone who identifies as being somewhere on the radical end of the political spectrum – as an anarchist or an autonomous Marxist or just a plain old leftist, for instance – has probably found themself in situations where they have had to explain their ideas to well-meaning but deeply frustrating individuals who also seekContinue reading “Liberals, Look to Your Left!”

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Some More Gender Trouble

‘Are you a man or a woman, dear?’ A question that’s been eating away at me for quite some time. As if these are the only two options. For many non-genderqueer people, this particular question enjoys an almost solidified and unquestionable status as a factual principle of gender reality. You are either a man orContinue reading “Some More Gender Trouble”

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Ghosts

When we look out at the sky at night, we’re also looking back into the past. The light from distant stars takes so long to reach us that we cannot be sure that, in reality, they’re still there. Although the myriad things that surround us on Earth – rocks and rose bushes and panda bearsContinue reading “Ghosts”

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Will Our Energy Prevail?

“There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning… And that, I think, was the handle — that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any meanContinue reading “Will Our Energy Prevail?”

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An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change

South Africa condemns the lynching murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to his traumatised family and community. We salute the thousands of Minneapolis residents who have come out in justified  indignation to demand justice for George Floyd. We are part of those protests in everyContinue reading “An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change”

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Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat

Lately,  I’ve become more interested in anarchism, ecology, somatic experiencing, fungi, connecting with one’s cycles, capitalism, and patriarchy…..and inhale. This, is, of course, a lengthy list of subjects to be interested in and so I may be completely wrong, or at the very least, there may be some gaps in my very limited knowledge andContinue reading “Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat”

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Conversations with Aragorn Part 1: The Anarchist Project, Post-Structuralism and Possibilities of a Better World

Aragorn Eloff is a long time-time anarchist with a keen interest in different forms of grassroots struggle, ecological activism and animal liberation.He is also an independent researcher working at the intersection of radical politics and continental philosophy, with a focus on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.He currently works for New Frame, aContinue reading “Conversations with Aragorn Part 1: The Anarchist Project, Post-Structuralism and Possibilities of a Better World”

Exclusive Interview with the BBC African Correspondent Andrew Harding – The Role of Media in Climate Change

“We need to get better at pushing big climate stories into the headlines; we are just not as good at it as we should be.” – Andrew Harding Andrew Harding has been living in South Africa for over 10 years. He is currently the BBC African foreign correspondent. He has spent the majority of hisContinue reading “Exclusive Interview with the BBC African Correspondent Andrew Harding – The Role of Media in Climate Change”

The Revival of Purpose

I’m writing this to the part of me that cringes when I use the word ‘purpose’, and to the part of you that does the same thing. I find myself using this word naturally, without thinking about it. But then I’m also like, ‘but do we reeeeaaaaalllly have a purpose?’. So I thought about itContinue reading “The Revival of Purpose”

Conversations with Jordan Bates: New Earth Entrepreneurship

Jordan Bates, Founder of Ouroboros and co-owner of High Existence took some time to sit down and answer some questions regarding one of his latest passion projects ‘Shamanic Entrepreneurship’, now renamed ‘New Earth Entrepreneurship’. Dayna: What inspired you to start the Shamanic Entrepreneurship group? / Could you possibly describe this project in a few sentences?Continue reading “Conversations with Jordan Bates: New Earth Entrepreneurship”

Let’s Talk About Clover

These days more and more people are becoming vegetarian or turning to veganism, which are fantastic ways to live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. However, these methods require major lifestyle adaptations which can be intimidating to many people. I find that people who are often not ready to make such changes in their lives, such asContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Clover”