Ran across this website where Ryan Bliss posts stunning digital images.
Category: myth (Page 1 of 2)
Joseph Campbell does a great job explaining the origins of myths and religious belief. Even influencing the story of Star Wars, The Hero with a Thousand Faces provides profound insight into human consciousness and culture.
I have included some links to several videos related to Joseph Campbell:
For a remarkable and insightful book on cannabis sativa, I would suggest reading Marijuana Reconsidered by Lester Grinspoon. The book provided the first real scientific investigation into the psychedelic properties of cannabis sativa. I found the section by Mr. X (Carl Sagan) to be informative, accurate, and humorous. The fact that marijuana was documented, by William Osler, long before the 1930’s to be the most effective cure for a migraine was a complete surprise to me. I highly recommend this book and any other by Lester Grinspoon.
Elaine Morgan suggests that humans evolved from an ape ancestor who lived in an aquatic environment. This explains the recession of hair on the skin, bipedal motion, large brain development, and other unique features. Check out Morgan’s TED talk here. Its interesting but there is little support in the academic community.