Author: Rory Spowers

Over the last year, I have been working with Mangu TV to promote their ground-breaking documentary Neurons to Nirvana - Understanding Psychedelic Medicines. This role has included the launch of my own blog on the Mangu site with a collection of writings about the five featured psychedelic compounds....

I’ve always loved eggs, any which way they come – be they ‘pooched, bollid, scrimbled, or flied’, as one classic Indian breakfast menu once presented it. Few things can compete for my King of Breakfasts title better than Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers with chili and onion sambals, or perhaps Eggs...

My first foray into a professional cooking environment arose one summer holiday from university. I realised I could no longer afford to evade seeking some form of employment so, while enjoying lunchtime pints with friends one week before the opening of their new pub on Fulham road, I heard one...

I am fascinated by etymology, particularly the root definitions of key words supporting our current social, political and economic paradigm. Economics and Ecology for example, sharing the same Greek root oikos, meaning house, should by definition be synergistic rather than divergent, implying management of the household for the mutual benefit...

I walk to be still. Walking generates clarity, creates peace, brings silence. It is one of the most basic of all human activities, but one we take most for granted. I believe that this simple physical action can be our most direct path to happiness, the most powerful form of...

The aim of this post is to show that deep within the core of every religious, mystical and spiritual tradition, from across the globe and throughout history, lies a common strand of universal Truth. In essence, this Truth cannot be explained in language, as it lies beyond the dualistic limitations of...

The following has been adapted from the epilogue from my second book Rising Tides, a history of ecological thought:   From Ego to Eco – Towards a New Sense of Self   The fact that we have become more preoccupied with brand logos than the preservation of the biotic systems on which our lives...