Wide Angle Vision Part 1: A Useful Meditation

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My friend calls this wide angle vision a “useful meditation technique” because you can use it to meditate while you walk and while you do some kinds of work. Which tasks does it help and which does it hinder? Try it out and see what patterns you find. [Read more...]

An Extraenvironmentalist

“This is what we want. We don’t want to be Americans or Germans or English. We want to be extra environmentalists. Always feel that where ever you go, you are a stranger, the outsider, the one looking in. This is the viewpoint that makes all places the same to you.” – Terrance McKenna


It is not fun to be questioned at airports because my travel patterns look strange. It is not fun to be questioned by strangers about why I “can’t” settle down. It is even less fun to be questioned by family members of someone close to me because they are “concerned” that I’m somehow a bad influence on that person. McKenna’s idea that there is value in always being the stranger does not sit quite right with me, even as I live that reality. [Read more...]


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