Occult Trajectories: Magic and modernity

The complexities of Aleister Crowley’s magical relationship with anhalonium lewinii Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947) had a complex relationship with drugs. Although his uses and abuses of drugs are now legendary, even notorious, his relationship with drugs was not purely recreational or simply hedonist. On the contrary, he thought himself a scientific experimenter of sorts.…

The Truth About Lyme Disease

Maybe you remember being bitten by a tick as a child and thought nothing of it, maybe you were bitten recently, very likely you don’t remember a bite at all. But you aren’t well and you have symptoms and possibly your doctor (or many) cannot diagnose you. Maybe you have been “diagnosed” without a “cause”…

‘Our Economies Are Completely Tied’: Why Trump’s Threats Worry Business Leaders

 – Photo: San Diego Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Sanders, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum appear at a press conference in Mexico City.   The peso has taken several plunges tied to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals, a reality that hurts San Diego’s retail industry. Economic development…