The Plant-Eater’s Dilemma

“The world is a fabric of suffering and pleasure; in every action, good and evil dance together like a pair of lovers.” - Alejandro Jodorowsky Earlier this year I joined some colleagues for lunch, and they decided to try out a local poke restaurant (poke, if you happen to have missed the rise of this … Continue reading The Plant-Eater’s Dilemma

Psyched out—the mental barriers that prevent us from solving global problems

In 1969, Psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published a book outlining five key steps in the grieving process. Decades later, these five steps have entrenched themselves almost ubiquitously into western society’s understanding of grief, with references to them occurring in everything from academic research to pop culture. Flash-forward to 2015—another psychologist, Per Espen Stoknes, has published his … Continue reading Psyched out—the mental barriers that prevent us from solving global problems

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral …. Consciousness?

Historically there has been little congruence between scientific and spiritual theories of consciousness—what it is, how it operates, or whether it even truly exists. In fact, most scientific fields have tended to keep quiet about consciousness, relegating its contemplation to philosophers and religious scholars. This is quickly changing, however. Modern scientific disciplines, such as molecular … Continue reading Animal, Vegetable, Mineral …. Consciousness?