For the moment that interfering neurotic who, in waking hours, tries to run the show, was blessedly out of the way.
– Aldous Huxley
What is NeuroticBuddha?
Misinformation, quackery, and sometimes just plain lunacy make it difficult for the skeptical yet interested individual to see the real value of the spiritual or meditative path through the fog. NeuroticBuddha is for these people. This project is for sound minded individuals who are cautious to walk this path and wish to approach it rationally but also with a wondrous curiousity that there is something profound to be discovered. The aim is to thoughtfully explore the wisdom in Buddhism, meditation, psychedelic use, and other spiritual pursuits in order to, even just momentarily, silence that neurotic voice within.
Who is Michael Stone?
Michael is a writer from Toronto, Canada. He has been interested in topics such as meditation and consciousness for the better part of a decade and aims to take a level-headed and reasonable approach towards these subjects through his writing. Michael received a degree in political science from the University of Toronto and has practiced meditation under teachers both in Thailand and at home in Toronto.
A Note on Psychedelics
Although psychedelic drugs is a topic that is explored here we do not endorse the consumption or sale of illegal substances. Recent studies have shown promise that there may be therapeutic benefits to certain compounds but use of these substances remains illegal. That said, some individuals will consume these substances regardless of their legal status. NeuroticBuddha aims to explore the topic responsibly and for educational purposes. If you would like more information than you will ever find here on this topic I recommend heading to Erowid.org. It remains the best source of information for psychedelics on the internet.
The logo currently being used for the site and Twitter page was designed by Cass Reese from the Noun Project. You will find any required attributions for featured images at the bottom of the article for which they were used.