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Talat is a bioenergetic healer/life coach, author of "The Electric Jesus," & co-founder of PSYCHONAUT PRODUCTIONS and Talat Healing.

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Pop Singer Ben Lee Comes Out of the 'Ayahuasca Closet' [INTERVIEW]

(5) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 4:56 PM


In the summer of 1997, I stumbled upon a scraggly 19-year-old Australian singer/songwriter in a thrift-store-looking-blue suit deliver what I still consider one of the most formidable shows of my life. For the paltry 50 of us at Boulder, Colorado's Fox...

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DMT Is Everywhere: A Conversation With 'Spirit Molecule' Director Mitch Schultz

(15) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 5:09 PM

In 1990, Dr. Rick Strassman administered 400 doses of the highly psychedelic compound Dimethyltryptamin (DMT) to 60 volunteers at the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine in Albuqerque. During their brief 10-to-30-minute journeys, participants reported fantastical tales of having their consciousness rocketed out of their bodies across...

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Waxing 'Sacred Economics' With Charles Eisenstein

(5) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 12:00 PM

In my four years as an editor and co-founder of the cutting-edge web magazine for transformational culture Reality Sandwich, I have witnessed a rare voice gain a large following due to his staggeringly visionary ideas and heart-felt essays. Charles Eisenstein is a popular teacher, speaker and author of...

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Nets of Being: Alex Grey's Visionary Art

(37) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 8:20 AM

Among the many talented visionary artists of the global spiritual counterculture, one name rises to the top of nearly every list: Alex Grey. He and his wife Allyson (who is also a painter) relentlessly travel the world, headlining large-scale festivals, consciousness parties and packed...

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Occupying Consciousness: Spiritual Activism 2.0

(2) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 12:54 PM

The Evolver Social Movement has just released a free e-book anthology examining the unprecedented spiritual activism of the Occupy Movement. Featuring writers like media guru Doug Rushkoff, Yale anthropology associate professor David Graeber, "Fifth Sacred Thing" author Starhawk and British comedian/actor Russell Brand, "OCCUPY CONSCIOUSNESS: Essays on the...

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Top 10 Books of the New Edge

(15) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 4:31 PM

With the rapid rise of the new spiritual counterculture, a generation of young avant-garde writers are making conscious magazine headlines and electrifying the festival-speakers' circuit. Featuring a brutally honest look at the shadow aspects of the Self, and society at large, these books -- while often focused on...

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The Rise of the New Spiritual Counterculture

(12) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 3:17 PM

It's Feb. 17 and I'm standing in front of a full room at Gatsby Books in Long Beach, Calif. Once again, we've filled up the seats and people are standing in the back as I deliver my opening line, "If you told me several years ago I'd be here talking...

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Ayahuasca: What Jennifer Aniston May Not Know About the 'Spirit Vine'

(42) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 3:20 PM

It's the evening of Jan. 25, 2007, and I'm hosting my first "Ayahuasca Monologues" storytelling event to a packed room at Eyebeam Atelier in New York City. On stage, "Breaking Open the Head" author Daniel Pinchbeck, who semi-popularized the hallucinogenic tea ayahuasca within the spiritual counterculture, brushes aside his disheveled...

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Gnosis: The Not-So-Secret History of Jesus

(849) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 1:00 PM

In December 1945, during the tail end of the most devastating war in human history, a peasant named Mohammed Ali of the al-Samman clan stumbled upon an earthenware jar near limestone caves in the deserts of Upper Egypt. He feared an evil genie resided inside, but hoping for lost riches,...

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