if you’re not a psychonaut, then what are you?

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THIS ARTICLE STARTED AS A JOKE‚ but will serve as a brief in­tro­duc­tion to psy­cho­nau­tics for the non-experienced. I use the word “ex­pe­ri­enced” here in its Hen­drixian meaning—meaning, I am re­fer­ring to Jimi Hen­drix Ex­pe­ri­ence’s recording Are You Ex­pe­ri­enced? from their 1967 album of the same title. The singer asks the person in the song—along with the lis­tener of the recording—this ques­tion: “Are you ex­pe­ri­enced? READ MORE

the true story of how austin became the liberal hotspot of texas *

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AUSTIN IS NOTORIOUS among Texas cities for being so damn lib­eral. This state of af­fairs has baf­fled many people over the years and one of them asked this ques­tion on Quora: What caused Austin, TX to be more lib­eral than the rest of Texas?” The common-sense an­swer is the in­flux of ed­u­cated stu­dents at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas in Austin. READ MORE