Here are some things that drifted into my consciousness this week that I wanted to share with you.
“Most of us are shrinking in the face of psycho-social and physical poisons, of the toxins of our world. But compassion, the generation of compassion, actually mobilizes our immunity.” -Roshi Joan Halifax
This podcast / immersive VR experience with Gordon Hempton into the Hoh Rainforest was just what the doctor ordered today. The Hoh is one of my favorite places on Earth.
One of my favorite ambient producers Robert Rich realeased a new album today. This is some deep, hifi flute-core ambient masterwork.
I buy a lot of books and I was extremely happy to discover this site. Bookshop allows you to buy books AND support independent bookstores, and it’s just as easy as Amazon. Independent business need all the extra business they can get right now. (I have no affiliation, I just love this.)
Did you know the ancient Greeks had a secret psychedelic orgy? I enjoyed this short article that covers the history of psilocybin mushrooms. There are books that go much deeper into this topic such as Michael Pollan’s, but this is a fun overview.
This one is deeply, strangely satisfying. Take a few mins and enjoy Astronaut.io. It plays little clips of random YouTube videos with less than 1 view. It’s like flying around inside of the an internet tesseract and somehow is poetic.