Dan Brown's latest book Inferno is set in the great Renaissance city of Florence, home of the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. Does the new book recapture the magic of The Da Vinci Code?
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Breaking Convention, the multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, to be held in London July 12th to 14th. With 137 speakers from 20 different countries, a bunch of films, music, art, science and a whole lot of high grade discussion about all things psychedelic - from neuroscience to anthropology to psychopharmacology, and everything in between - it's sure to be a great event if this topic interests you.
Speakers for this year's event include some of TDG's good friends in Graham Hancock, Erik Davis, and Dr. David Luke, as well as the likes of Jeremy Narby, Ralph Metzner, Andy Letcher and Rick Doblin.
Given that patterns are a construct of the human mind and human sense of aesthetics, it would seem to me that in a sense all patterns can be seen as patterns that aren’t there. By the same token, though, the only measure of a pattern’s actual validity is therefore in its elegance or its utility.