Author Archives: James Cross

Why Is There Magnetite in the Human Brain?

Good question. The general consensus seems to be that it enables a primitive form of magnetoreception, Kirschvink thinks magnetite is the key. Receptor cells containing crystals of magnetite could register changes in magnetic fields and report this information to the … Continue reading

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The Doors of Perception

The publication of The Doors of Perception[1] by Aldous Huxley in 1954 marks a useful dividing line in Western thought on entheogens. Before its publication most scientists thought psychedelic drugs as scientific curiosities. Their ability to alter the mind in … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Metaphysics

I am against the notion that it is possible to know anything about ultimate reality. I might even go further and say the concept of “ultimate reality” is incoherent. The same can be said for the concepts of “matter” and … Continue reading

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