Psychedelic Short Stories

Introducing Meditations

A Personal Story about Meditation Dear follower of my blog. I’d like to share a personal story with you to accompany an announcement that I am publishing a series of guided meditation audio files on my blog. A few years ago I went through a period of time that we could roughly label as ‘depression’. ...

Nonviolent Communication: Clear Thinking About Moralistic Judgements

I feel grateful to have the space to reflect on some of the most important principles I’ve learned in my life, and that you (dear reader) are along for the journey with me. Thoughtful reflection brings a lot of...

Shawn Powrie
3 min read
Secular Reflections on the Plausibility of Reincarnation

Reflecting on the accuracy and plausibility of various versions of reincarnation: Executive Summary In my view- how believable reincarnation is as an idea seems to swing heavily depending on two dimensions of enquiry. The first is what we mean...

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
Consciousness and the self concept- explained for gamers and geeks

Who and what am I? What is my self? Some of us find this question and similar questions compelling. For us, self-awareness is not only a valuable tool for relationships or to achieve greater success in life, it’s also...

Shawn Powrie
5 min read
Mindfulness and the Purpose of Life

In the course of life, at various moments, many of find ourselves preoccupied with deep questions such as “What is the purpose of life?” and “What’s the meaning of it all?” Sometimes these questions are accompanied by a sense...

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
Webinar: How might ChatGPT affect SEO?

I recently ran a webinar for clients of my business Hedgehog Digital Marketing about how ChatGPT might affect SEO:

Shawn Powrie
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Emotions, Ambivalence, Holding Space, And Life’s Complexity

Reflections on emotions: Emotions appear strongly “contradictory” or “conflicting” when looked at from the lens of doing or needing to do something about/with them. Doing will inevitably be the frame of reference a lot of the time as emotions...

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
Why I stopped blogging, and being creative

It’s now been over a year since I last posted something on my blog. My last really well thought through post, Reflections on Openness to Experience hanging over my blog like a spectre, waiting for a new companion. My...

Shawn Powrie
5 min read
Reflections on Openness to Experience

Musings on a star There I was – in the middle of an open field at midnight on a summer’s evening, staring up at the stars in the sky and listening to trance music. I looked up at one...

Shawn Powrie
8 min read