What is popular culture and how does it evolve and grow? How do people establish core beliefs and do these beliefs affect their perception of the universe? These questions are probed in this groundbreaking essay.
Noam Chomsky exploded on the academic scene while I was a graduate student in 1977, but, since I'd already had my world views rearranged by Thomas Kuhn, I never really could buy into the Chomsky fan club or a lot of their dogmas.
All magic and religion works under the same rules and by blending all the great spiritual traditions the modern shaman can disarm the dark sorcerers who manipulate religions to manifest war for profit. Take bell, book & candle to eleven with the power of seven. This is the official handbook of the Temple Dragon Crew, guardians of sacred spaces and champions of Improvisational Ritual Theater.
With legalization sweeping the world, what's needed is a more mature attitude toward cannabis. Former High Times Editor-in-Chief Steven Hager has spent a lifetime on the front lines of the legalization movement and has long stressed responsible use and the need to keep cannabis away from children (unless they have a medical need).