Why Does Jordan Peterson Appeal to So Many Young Men?

Jordan Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto and has been a clinical psychologist for 20 years. In the past few years, however, he has turned into an extremely popular public intellectual and speaker, with his book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018) becoming an international best-seller. It’s…View Post

The Human Need for Storytelling

We are a storytelling species. Not only do we weave stories about our own lives (which is known as narrativisation: the process of presenting and interpreting experiences, events, and scenarios in the form of a narrative; that is, a story), we also create, tell, and retell stories of an epic, mythic, and fantastical nature. Moreover,…View Post

Why Do Jesters and Tricksters Appear in the DMT Experience?

A jester is an entertainer that a monarch or nobleman would employ to entertain him and his guests. These court jesters thrived in the Medieval and Renaissance eras. These sprightly entertainers wore hats featuring floppy, pointed protrusions, with a bell hanging from the tip of each protrusion. They also donned motley clothing (the traditional costume…View Post

How Studying Mythology Can Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

When most people think of entrepreneurs or freelancers who have taken their careers into their own hands and have broken free from the conventional structures of the working world, so to speak, the first thoughts that come to mind are things like “cunning”, “hard-working”, “strategic”, and “pragmatic”. And, of course, to make it on your…View Post

Mythical Entities, DMT, and Jungian Psychology

Elves, aliens, imps, pixies, faeries, angels, demons, gods, goddesses, and ‘spirits’. These are all entities that have featured heavily in human culture. The earliest description of elves can be found in Norse mythology, Skaldic poetry, Norse legends and the Poetic Edda, a collection of Old Norse poems. Elves are also common in Germanic and Scandinavian…View Post