Conversations with Jordan Bates: New Earth Entrepreneurship

Conversations with Jordan Bates: New Earth Entrepreneurship

Jordan Bates, CEO of Refine the Mind and co-owner of High Existence took some time to sit down and answer some questions regarding one of his latest passion projects 'Shamanic Entrepreneurship', now renamed 'New Earth Entrepreneurship'. Dayna: What inspired you to start the Shamanic Entrepreneurship group? / Could you possibly describe this project in a [...]

Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu

Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu

Lately, we've seen a spurt of spiritual individuals, many of them linked to the psychedelic community, almost surprisingly invest themselves into conspiratorial thinking that lends itself to right wing tendencies. I say surprisingly, but should it come as such a shock considering the context and approach within which most psychedelic circles take their 'medicine'? This [...]

An American Dream: The Ever-Elusive Neoliberal Nightmare

An American Dream: The Ever-Elusive Neoliberal Nightmare

As I wake from an interrupted slumber that won't allow me to go back to bed, Tyler Durden's words from Fight Club ring in my head as I grieve the fantasy of what I once believed to be true. "I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation [...]

Why I Became An Anarchist: My Case for the Unruled Collective

Why I Became An Anarchist: My Case for the Unruled Collective

If you have been following my writings or blog recently, you may have noticed quite a big content change. Although I am still spiritual and invested in that journey, I made a decision at the beginning of this year to stop sitting on the fence and find something viable to stand on socially and politically; [...]

Conversations with Aragorn Part 2: Anarchism, Power and Alienation

Conversations with Aragorn Part 2: Anarchism, Power and Alienation

Aragorn Eloff is a long time-time anarchist with a keen interest in different forms of grassroots struggle, ecological activism and animal liberation. He is also an independent researcher working at the intersection of radical politics and continental philosophy, with a focus on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. He currently works for New Frame, [...]

If There Was Ever a Good Time to Get Creative – It’s Now!

If There Was Ever a Good Time to Get Creative – It’s Now!

I came across a slightly heartbreaking post from a writer, teacher, and journalist a few weeks ago, whom I really admire. Living in what I can only imagine being a hard-hit Covid-19 area in the United States, she wrote, in paraphrase, "I wish there was something more to I could do than be a useless [...]

Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat

Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat

Lately,  I've become more interested in anarchism, ecology, somatic experiencing, fungi, connecting with one's cycles, capitalism, and patriarchy.....and inhale. This, is, of course, a lengthy list of subjects to be interested in and so I may be completely wrong, or at the very least, there may be some gaps in my very limited knowledge and [...]