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What happens when the festival bubble bursts?

"Ana Purna Devi" By GeoGlyphiks

What does it mean to ReInhabit the Village?  For me, a 10 year festival veteran, that translates to harnessing the energy that is spent creating large scale music and arts festivals into something that promotes sustainability, builds community and creates resources. Imagine walking through the gates of your very own ... Read More »

When music, art and storytelling merge, something beautiful happens

Ryan Johnson - Tides of Twilight

At the heart of transformational festivals lies the desire to enrich lives and build deeper connections. These festivals also foster a community of self improvement, art, and expression, and help to manifest a holistic society. This year in South Carolina over the weekend of May 15-18, 2014, Kinnection Campout created ... Read More »

Tsu.co. The new social network that pays you for your content

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Facebook is great, for what it is. Starting from humble origins as a way to network students at universities, Facebook reinvented what it means to connect with one another. But like all good things, gluttony is the predecessor to corruption and greed. Many of us have been asking “What’s next?” How ... Read More »

A Visionary Art Explosion at Sonic Bloom 2014!

Sonic Bloom Live Painters - Photo Courtesy of LostInSound.org

The festival culture is at the cutting edge of a world where transformation seems inevitable…and the visionary painters of this thriving art scene create wings for the heart to sail over the precipice of doom, carrying viewers into the interweaving web of life.  Through both sacred geometric tendrils and sci-fi ... Read More »

Advertisement Is Psychedelic Art Is Advertisement

Psychedelic Virgin Mobile Ad

“By creating a new interface between the self, the other, and the world beyond, media technologies become part of the self, the other, and the world beyond.  They form the building blocks, and even in some sense the foundation, for what we now increasingly think of as ‘the social construction ... Read More »

The Inner Eye 2: Reinier Gamboa

Reinier Gamboa - The Scorpion's Tail

For the second installment of The Inner Eye I had a chance to interview one of my favorite contemporary painters, Reinier Gamboa. Reinier’s work is one that defies classification, possessing elements of surrealism, illustration, expressionism, as well as both resentational art and abstraction. Reinier’s work is one of contrasts: expression ... Read More »

SolPurpose Conversations Episode 3: Ken Adams & “The Terence McKenna Experience”

Photo by Frances Furr: francesfurr.com

“It’s important that we pay attention. We only have this attention for a very short time in this human frame, and what we put our attention onto is where the most magic and power is. It’s where the most freedom is. Really the ONLY place there’s any freedom is where ... Read More »

Featured Music: Rising Appalachia

Photo by Ian Queiroz

Rising Appalachia has been infusing traditional Appalachian folk music with inspired influences from around the world since sisters Leah and Chloe Smith began busking in the streets of Asheville, North Carolina in the mid 2000′s. They now tour with a rotating band of world percussionists, double bass,  jazz brass, and ... Read More »

Decomposing The Shadow: James Jesso on Psilocybin Psychotherapy

Book Cover: "Decomposing The Shadow" by James Jesso

James Jesso is the author of Decomposing the Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom – both a sweeping overview and a profound personal journey.  We sat down together for an online conversation about the “dirt work” of psychedelic psychotherapy and how his own experience of transformation has informed his mission to help others ... Read More »

Beyond the Image: The Visionary Art Movement

"House of Many Mansion" by Kuba Ambrose

For as long as we have been human, human beings have had visionary experiences, and created art in response to those experiences. Many of these experiences were facilitated through the ingestion of entheogenic plants, agreed upon across every ancient culture to be one of the most expedient routes to a ... Read More »