I.Origins – Does faith pervert science?

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It's a classic love story. Boy meets girl. Girl is wistful and spiritual, boy is scientific and needs facts and data. (Spoiler Alert!) Girl gets cut in half when elevator fails. Besides having the most gruesomely tragic death scene I've ever witnessed - something out of a  Final Destination movie - I.Origins starring Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and Michael Pitt is an interesting, in-depth look at God, faith, spirituality and the space between. In the metaphor that frames the storyline, worms have no ...

Can planetary-zodiac gemstones change your life? Lessons from a vedic astrologer

Every year or so, I get obsessed about my jewelry. It's silly, but mostly harmless, so I allow myself to obsess. You see I like to believe that wearing gemstones can influence our lives. You may think I'm an idiot, but first let me me explain. I'm well aware of placebo effect, and it's very possible that I and everybody else interested in vedic astrology (or Eastern astrology, which unlike western astrology, provides "remedies" to counteract planetary effects) ...

Preparing for my first Ayahuasca experience: Moses, Parmenides and Aliens

Ayahuasca is a Peruvian vine that has traditionally been used to send visionaries into "the world beyond" for shamanic and spiritual rituals. Although I was in Peru this summer, I didn't have the opportunity to join a ceremony. Imagine my surprise when I returned to my semi-permanent home in Taiwan and found a couple of different organizations that practice Ayahuasca use. First off, let me be clear that Ayahuasca is not a "recreational drug." The purely ...

Best Diet Tips: 6 fundamental and absolutely proven techniques to easily lose weight and diet effectively

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As you might have guessed, Holy Blasphemy doesn't usually give health tips like how to diet, lose weight, exercise, burn fat or look good in a bathing suit. We do, however, deal with topics like self-control, using your will power to achieve your goals, mind-power and visualization techniques, etc. And if you've ever tried dieting before, you know that trying to lose weight and keep it off - trying not to eat another cookie, slice ...