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Do you find yourself wondering "what's behind that weird new age trend?" Hippiecritical dives into the world of hippie lifestyles and alternative practices with balanced-but-critical eye.

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Learn about what once was counterculture and is now becoming common culture, including...

Yoga, meditation, sound baths, cults, reiki, healing crystals, float tanks, tarot, chakras, breathwork, tantra, Burning Man, and yes - alternative medicine and drugs of all kinds

Hippiecritical: New Age Trends, Alternative Health and Hippie Lifestyles Oz, host @ hippiecritical.org

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Do you find yourself wondering "what's behind that weird new age trend?" Hippiecritical dives into the world of hippie lifestyles and alternative practices with balanced-but-critical eye.

Sign up to get weekly coverage of new age trends here: Hippiecritical.org/newsletter

Learn about what once was counterculture and is now becoming common culture, including...

Yoga, meditation, sound baths, cults, reiki, healing crystals, float tanks, tarot, chakras, breathwork, tantra, Burning Man, and yes - alternative medicine and drugs of all kinds

    Kombucha's Weird Name (New Age Trends Edition 8)

    Kombucha's Weird Name (New Age Trends Edition 8)

    In this week's edition, I cover the weird origins of Kombucha and tie-dye clothing, "ethnic blankets" (like serapes), a new type of yoga called RAGE yoga and magical salamanders called axolotls. 

    You can also read this blog article at: hippiecritical.org/edition-8

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    Mushrooms Are Magical: New Age Trends Edition 7

    Mushrooms Are Magical: New Age Trends Edition 7

    In this week's edition, I dive deep into the world of mushrooms. Did you know mushrooms are a superfood that now command a $50 billion industry? And that's not even including the psychedelic kind. Oz gets edumacated on the basics of shrooms, and highlights some ridiculous facts about fungi. 

    Read the visual essay here: hippiecritical.org/edition-7

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    Deepest thanks to Kayla Gignac. Check out her art on Instagram: @kaylove.creations


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    • 13 min
    You have a limited amount of "weirdness" points to spend (New Age Trends Edition #6)

    You have a limited amount of "weirdness" points to spend (New Age Trends Edition #6)

    In this week's edition, I cover: Weird points, Birthdays, Sage, Wellness and Church of Satan.

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    • 21 min
    Does your brain release this psychedelic when you die? (New Age Trends Ed. #5)

    Does your brain release this psychedelic when you die? (New Age Trends Ed. #5)

    In this week's edition, I cover: DMT, the Third Eye, Facebook Crackdown, Weird EMF Products and my favorite meditation.

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    • 13 min
    Can you live off of just sunlight and air? (New Age Newsletter Ed. #4)

    Can you live off of just sunlight and air? (New Age Newsletter Ed. #4)

    In this week's edition, I cover: Sungazing, Sunning your butthole, Breatharians, Earthing and Orbit toys.

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    Episode editing and art by Kayla Gignac, IG @creative.kale


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    • 8 min
    How do you like your water, raw or well-treated? (New Age Newsletter Edition #3)

    How do you like your water, raw or well-treated? (New Age Newsletter Edition #3)

    In this week's edition, I cover: Raw Water, Erowid, New Age Statistics, Legal Psychedelics and Stardust.

    You can also read this blog article at: hippiecritical.org/edition-3

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    Episode editing and art by Kayla Gignac, IG @creative.kale


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