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 [...]

Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

In a country afflicted by endemic violence and social inequality, South Africa is a country in which evolving structural violence continues to perpetuate deep-rooted inequality, poverty and social injustice. The mental health sector is not immune to this and often struggles with the same issues faced on a societal level. Mental health in South Africa [...]

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 [...]

The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World

The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World

“Nihilism represents the ultimate logical conclusion of our great values and ideals – because we must experience nihilism before we can find out what these ‘values’ really had. – We require, sometime, new values.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, Preface, §4. How do we – human, all too human beings – reform our [...]

Story-time

Story-time

St. Augustine and Heidegger were two thinkers obsessed with time. Not time in the sense that physicists might understand it, but time as a phenomenon: how humans experience time. St. Augustine was fascinated with the mystery of time: in what sense do the past and future exist? They are in an obvious sense unreal – [...]