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Truth Pizza - What can be done to improve society's concern about truth and responsible thinking?

Center for the Study of The Great Ideas - "The CENTER has two primary missions: One, to help awaken citizens from their moral and intellectual slumbers and to help them understand why philosophy is everybody's business: the possibility of finding sound and practical answers to questions about the good life and good society."

The Infinity Society - "Our ultimate purpose is to make deep philosophical thinking, that is also based on scientific and spiritual reasoning, popular, in the hope that we may help create a world of wisdom, in which peace and prosperity exists for all sentient intellectual beings."

Living Philosophy - "We engage in philosophy to help make life more meaningful, more engaging and more enjoyable — to help you live the examined life."


Epistemelinks.com - includes over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet - linkarama!

ephilosopher - a web community dedicated to philosophical thinking. Includes a discussion board.

The Philosopher's Zone - listen to programs about philosophy and philosophical discussions of issues.

Philosophy Talk - Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series produced by Ben Manilla. The hosts' down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are lofty (Truth, Beauty, Justice), arresting (Terrorism, Intelligent Design, Suicide), and engaging (Baseball, Love, Happiness).

Citizen Philosopher - Join the community of citizen philosophers exploring topics that vex our souls. Live online discussions.

Readings in Modern Philosophy - A wonderful source of classic works compiled by J. Carl Dickelsen, Department of Philosophy, University of Idaho.


Internet Sacred Text Archive - the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.

The Library of Halexandria - highly informative, entertaining and accessible writing by Dan Sewell Ward. This guy is awesome!

Hermes on the Seine - (article) by Erik Davis. "For folks willing to dig beneath the newsprint horoscopes, esotericism appears not only as an underground history of Western ideas but as a broiling stream of consciousness that feeds and flows through everything from science to poetry to politics."

The Alchemy Website - "On this web site you will be able to explore the riches of alchemical texts, some of which are wonderful works of allegorical literature, delve into its amazing, beautiful and enigmatic symbolism, and ponder its underlying hermetic philosophy, which holds a picture of the interconnection of the Macrocosm and Microcosm."


Foundation for Critical Thinking - The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking aim to improve instruction in primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. They offer conferences and professional development programs, emphasizing assessment, research, instructional strategies, Socratic questioning, critical reading and writing, higher order thinking, quality enhancement, and competency standards.

Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children - "...provides curriculum materials for engaging young people (pre-school through high school) in philosophical inquiry and provides teacher preparation in the pedagogy of the classroom community of inquiry. The IAPC also conducts philosophical and empirical research in teaching pre-college philosophy and the uses of philosophy for educational objectives including critical and creative thinking, social democracy and ethical judgment."


Self Discovery Portal - resources for
philosophical self-inquiry

The Knowledge of Self - chapter I from The Alchemy of Happiness by Al Ghazzali, (Sufi sacred text)

Self Reflection in Zen Buddhism - "What occupies the primary place in the search for knowledge in Zen Buddhism is we ourselves; ever present and yet so far away; so close at hand and yet so elusive; so familiar and yet so poorly understood."


Professor Tangent - An entertaining and stimulating site that "can help you decide with skeptical inquiry, brainteasers, games, logic, common sense, humor and curriculum suggestions for educators, homeschoolers and students of all ages. Quality thinking protects you from being deceived by others, and prevents you from deceiving yourself."

Imaginify - A collaborative exploration connecting creative movements and magnifying grassroots concepts and practices

Thinking's Legacy and the Evolution of Experience - "This essay offers concentrated prose, intending to serve both as an advanced introduction to thinking's recent developments, and as indicating the resources and possibilities of thinking for meeting a future which can ever less afford to be unthinking."


The Skeptic's Dictionary - A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

Holophany - a new philosophy and logic



Beliefnet -The largest spiritual web site.

Encyclopedia Mythica - Internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Over 7,000 articles and includes image gallery, geneological charts and more.

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by Sir James George Frazer- "A monumental study in comparative folklore, magic and religion, The Golden Bough shows parallels between the rites and beliefs, superstitions and taboos of early cultures and those of Christianity. It had a great impact on psychology and literature and remains an early classic anthropological resource."


Integral Institute - non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the Integral Approach to bear on personal and global issues. Founded by Ken Wilber

Mind and Life Institute - The Mind and Life Institute is dedicated to fostering dialogue and research at the highest possible level between modern science and the great living contemplative traditions, especially Buddhism.


Spirit of Now - site of Peter Russell, a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences

Center for Consciousness Studies - "Promoting open, rigorous discussion of all phenomena related to consciousness experience."


As a Man Thinketh - by James Allen - simple, wise and important. Should be required reading for teenage schooling.

The Science of Mind - by Ernest Shurtleff Holmes this new thought classic can be read online here.

The Secret


Film - Philosophy - an international academic journal dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical aesthetics, and world cinema

Transparency - "Transparency is based on the idea that all media, politics, and popular culture -- and ultimately all aspects of personality -- can be opened up to our view and understanding. The site interprets and critiques movies and television, news and political rhetoric, theme parks and advertising, computer games and the Internet, and other creations of contemporary culture."

TECHGNOSIS - Site of brilliant writer/essayist Erik Davis. His beat is often the esoteric edges of the collective mind of culture where he serves as a cognitive organ of humanity with which we may all get to "know thy zeitgeist."

The Edge Foundation, Inc - The mandate of Edge Foundation is to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.


Arts & Letters Daily - philosophy, aesthetics, literature, language, trends, breakthroughs, ideas, criticism, culture, history, music, art, disputes, gossip...What a goldmine!

Parabola - Tradition, Myth and the Search for Meaning

Entelechy: Mind & Culture publishes creative and beautiful work that is: Concerned with ideas — psychological, philosophical, spiritual, scientific, political, mathematical, semiotic, memetic, postmodern, evolutionary, and revolutionary.

Philosophy Now - a magazine of ideas

Self-Knowledge - a journal dedicated to the spiritual tradition called Adhyatma Yoga, means towards realization of the true Self.

Wishtank - Journal of Intellectual Freedom "We live as one human race. Life on Earth can be better. We can improve it together. From this, the three essential elements of our paradigm come to light — community, progress and optimism." This is a smart project. Lots of food for thought and fodder for your salon.

Doublethink - quarterly publication by Americas Future Foundation


The Big Think - Bring your ideas and opinions to the table. Or comment on any of the sites wealth of original video clips of experts and leaders discussing philosophical and social ideas. "Our task is to move the discussion away from talking heads and talking points, and give it back to you."

MeaningofLife.tv - "Cosmic thinkers on camera" Interviews of leading thinkers on questions about free will, consciousness, God, science, faith and reason and more. Hosted by Robert Wright and sponsored by Slate.

Faith & Reason with Bill Moyers - Bill Moyers takes on the persistent questions facing us today with some of the world's most noted authors.

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