What It’s Like to Be a Sex Addict

by Melissa Bykofsky Sex addiction may not be officially recognized by the “psychiatrist’s bible,” but people with the condition say it’s all too real. (Photo: Flickr/Jean Koulev) It seems like sex addiction makes headlines every time a public figure is caught in a cheating scandal. Tiger Woods: sex addict. Anthony Weiner: sex addict. Charlie Sheen: sex addict. It’s often unclear whether their admissions are true or simply an excuse for infidelity. But for the estimated 12 million Americans who are said to suffer from sex addiction and the psychologists who treat them, it’s a serious mental health issue.  “Sex addiction is a … Continue reading What It’s Like to Be a Sex Addict

Great Faith, Great Doubt, Great Determination

The three essential conditions for Zen practice. by Koun Yamada First: great faith; second: great doubt; third: great determination. These are like the three legs of a tripod. It is uncertain whether we can accomplish the dharma if one of these three legs is missing. If all three are present, however, we would be more likely to miss the ground with a hammer than we would be to miss enlightenment. The first condition, great faith, means believing, without any doubt, that you are intrinsically awake, that “all beings are intrinsically awake.” You also believe that seeing into your own nature … Continue reading Great Faith, Great Doubt, Great Determination

Magic and Politics

Credit: Mario Piperni (CC) David Graeber writes at the Baffler: Politicians are by definition dishonest. All politicians lie. But many observers of American politics agree that over the last few years, there has been something of a qualitative change in the magnitude of political dishonesty. In certain party precincts, at least, there seems to have been a conscious attempt to change the rules to allow for a level of flagrant, over-the-top lying about political opponents that we rarely see in other countries. Sarah Palin and her “death panels” pioneered the new style, but Michele Bachmann quickly took things to even … Continue reading Magic and Politics

Get Real

We are surrounded by fantasies peddled by corporations and governments. We need to see beyond them to be truly free. by Eliane Glaser | Journalist, author and lecturer in creative writing It’s a sunny Sunday morning and I’m popping out to the corner shop with my little son in his pushchair. We are both in a carefree mood. But then I pass a BP petrol station, and I can’t help noticing that it’s bright green. How strange, I think to myself, to see a purveyor of pollution decked out in such an eco-friendly shade. Once inside the shop, I scan … Continue reading Get Real

Matt Damon publicly exposes the Illuminati and the New World Order

“THE WRONG PEOPLE ARE IN JAIL” (INTELLIHUB) — In a power speech, actor and famed celebrity Matt Damon seemingly speaks about the New World Order and the so called Illuminati. Noting that in this “topsy turvy world” we live in the wrong people are in jail while the wrong people are also out of jail, Damon delivered a key message to the masses. Damon also makes clear his belief that the wrong people are being arrested while the real criminals remain free. What do you think? Is Matt Damon fighting the powers that be in his own way? https://www.intellihub.com/matt-damon-publicly-exposes-the-illuminati-and-the-new-world-order/ Continue reading Matt Damon publicly exposes the Illuminati and the New World Order

The Worst Stain on Canada’s Human Rights Record

by Waking Times Video – Before Canada was a country defined by borders and laws, the First Nations of Métis and Inuit settled its lands. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin describes Canada’s attempted to commit cultural genocide against aboriginal peoples in the land, in what she calls the worst stain on Canada’s human rights record. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/07/01/the-worst-stain-on-canadas-human-rights-record/   Continue reading The Worst Stain on Canada’s Human Rights Record