Posts Tagged ‘Descartes’

Can Animistic Perception Change the World?

Can Animistic Perception Change the World?

Taking a sacred medicine out in the jungle of South America appears to give rise to ecological awareness, as a reaction against a cold, materialistic view of the environment that mostly exists in the corporate mind

Is Ayahuasca Healing a Self-Delusion? And If Not, How Can We Know?

Is Ayahuasca Healing a Self-Delusion? And If Not, How Can We Know?

At a recent panel on ayahuasca at the conference of The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness at U.C. Berkeley, I was intrigued to hear a social critic question the “inventive ‘religious’ mystifying of ayahuasca today in northern hemisphere circles,” […]