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Creativity in all its manifold expressions, exploring the imaginative, artistic and transcendent facets of life

How to set yourself free with ritual | Psyche

Rituals and celebrations

guide

How to set yourself free with ritual

For a life of harmonious ease, find the rhythm in the everyday: make your world your temple and submit to its sacred ritual

by Alan Jay Levinovitz

The dance of the macaws | Psyche

Spirituality and religion

film

An ancient ritual is a window to Mayan culture’s deep past and vibrant present

18 mins

How Chinese philosophy can help you parent | Psyche

Parenting and families

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How Chinese philosophy can help you parent

Confucianism and Daoism suggest ways to guide your children toward meaning and fulfilment rather than wealth and prestige

by Erin Cline

Salt and bread | Psyche

Rituals and celebrations

film

Mamuka and his tuneful panduri light up this Georgian village feast

13 mins

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

Now is the time | Psyche

Rituals and celebrations

film

Restored footage reveals how a totem pole raising sparked a cultural rebirth

16 mins