Michael Pollan on how to change your mind

The title of the article is How Does a Writer Put a Drug Trip into Words? But it is so much more interesting than mere drugs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/books/review/psychedelics-how-to-change-your-mind.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage&login=email&auth=login-email

 

More from Charles Sides on Penny Kelly

 

https://charlessides.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/part-2-more-from-robes-a-book-of-coming-changes-from-the-little-men-in-brown-robes-by-penny-kelly/

Charles Sides on Penny Kelly

Charles’ review of a book of the coming changes.

Robes A Book of Coming Changes from the Little Men in Brown Robes by Penny Kelly

More Paul Brunton quotes

via my friend Charles Sides’ blog “from my reading.”

More from Paul Brunton’s “The Wisdom of the Overself”

Brunton, then and now

From Charles Sides, “From My Reading.”

https://charlessides.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/the-wisdom-of-the-overself-the-path-to-self-realization-and-philosophic-insight-volume-two-by-paul-brunton/

And, further,

https://charlessides.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/the-wisdom-of-the-overself-the-path-to-self-realization-and-philosophic-insight-volume-two-by-paul-brunton-2/

It’s All about Vibrations

This article is somewhat whimsically entitled “The Hippies Were Right: It’s All about Vibrations, Man!”, and subtitled “A new theory of consciousness.”

New to Western Science, perhaps. God, when even Scientific American starts to get the idea, what’s next?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-hippies-were-right-its-all-about-vibrations-man/?fbclid=IwAR3tiXvY_mPIbNfczMC_9RI67_-ioN4_S1YyQDFUVkdqW1YOPoTWG62Vyq0

An interview with Colin Wilson

My friend Chris Nelson sends me this 13-minute film clip of Brad Spurgeon interviewing Colin Wilson in 2006.

Colin was a wonderful man, a natural networker who encouraged many a struggling writer to keep on trying to express what they had to say. It seemed to be his nature to encourage people, to cheer them up, to say, “Come on, you can do it; the best is yet to come.” Certainly that is the effect he had on me, 25 long years before we met from the time that I, at age 24, encountered him in the form of a science-fiction paperback (The Mind Parasites) with a serious message. It must have been the same for thousands of others. What a great if invisible legacy!

It has been five years since Colin dropped the body. One wonders what fun he has been having in his new revised edition (as Ben Franklin put it) outside the confines of time and space.