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Spirituality and transcendence

How to have a safe psychedelic trip | Psyche

Drugs and psychedelics

guide

How to have a safe psychedelic trip

A psychedelic experience can be deeply rewarding, but also carries real risks. Here’s how to avoid a bad trip

by Christian Jarrett

Blessings | Psyche

Poetry

film

Irish hills, folk music and David Whyte’s poetry form a fleeting, meditative moment

4 mins

How to be useless | Psyche

Meaning and the good life

guide

How to be useless

Follow the Daoist way – reclaim your life and happiness by letting go of the need to produce, strive or serve a purpose

by Helen De Cruz & Pauline Lee

Today | Psyche

Photography

film

One photo per day for more than a year, exploring how rituals affect memory

8 mins

How to foster ‘shoshin’ | Psyche

Thinking and intelligence

guide

How to foster ‘shoshin’

It’s easy for the mind to become closed to new ideas. Cultivating a beginner’s mind helps us rediscover the joy of learning

by Christian Jarrett

Hum chitra banate hai (We make images) | Psyche

Traditional arts

film

A joyously animated myth retells why painting is prayer to India’s Bhil people

9 mins