Phenomenology is a philosophical movement, founded by Edmund Husserl (1859 ­– 1938), which concerns itself with direct experiences, the nature of consciousness as it is experienced subjectively in the first person. Through systematic reflection on… View Post

Many people believe that spending long periods of time in solitude is a lonely experience. And it certainly can be. But there are some important differences between loneliness and aloneness. The former is an unpleasant… View Post

Islamic art and architecture is often called psychedelic in nature – and rightly so. Both feature vibrant colours and intricate, geometric patterns; much like the kaleidoscopic patterns one can see during a psychedelic experience, either… View Post

It has long been suggested that psychedelic drugs act as an aid for creativity. The link between psychedelics and creativity is based, largely, on anecdotes and the plethora of creative works inspired by these substances.… View Post

Carl Rogers (1902 – 1987) is one of the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology, otherwise known as a client-centred approach. It emphasises an individual’s intrinsic desire for self-actualisation – the process of fully… View Post