I’m not sure what is creepier: this holiday greeting card depicting ole St Nick colluding with the Krampus, or the fact that the “Christmas Devil” is actually Jack Nicholson. Did you know about Santa’s dark companion? He’s been largely scrubbed out of the American Christmas tradition, despite the fact that he’s been riding shotgun with [...]
The longest night of the year may be behind us, but there’s plenty of winter ahead. Don’t despair, these short days and long nights have something for us that has been forgotten: the gift of rest and renewal. Winter is a natural time to withdrawal, move inward, and ruminate. These dark days are meant for [...]
What is the universal symbol for medicine?
Chances are, you thought of the caduceus – a staff with two snakes spiraling up, flanked with two outspread wings. Used today by thousands of doctors and medical associations, including the US Surgeon General, this image has a secret history that taps into an ancient mythological power. But contrary [...]
Filed Under: Consciousness & Health
As most of my readers know, I have “suffered” from sleep paralysis night-mares since I was a teenager. I say suffer in quotes because these chilling episodes have also come to include some of my most transcendent experiences in the dreamworld: such as contact with healing light, benevolent angelic beings, and intense otherworldly journeys that [...]
Filed Under: sleep paralysis
In all the years of writing for this blog, I have never had a driving urge to convince skeptics of the existence of anomalous experiences like precognitive and telepathic dreams. I’m simply more interested in the transformational aspects of dreamwork and consciousness studies. Admittedly, I’m also skeptical of a lot of paranormal claims–due more to [...]
I got the weirdest phone call last night. The editor of Gawker, A.J. Daulerio, contacted me, requesting information on lucid dreaming. He said he’s doing a new piece on lucid dreaming and Jared Loughner, who was sentenced yesterday with life in prison without parole for his deadly rampage in Tuscon, AZ in January 2011.
Turns out, [...]