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Is Cannabis Prohibition a Pathological Delusion?

With the legislatures of the world waking up to the reality that cannabis prohibition is a bad idea, questions are being asked about the mentality of those who continue to support it. As the true social cost of enforcing cannabis prohibition becomes clear to the majority of people, it's possible that the most accurate way to understand a continuing support for it is by using a pathological model.

Elementary Types of Character in Writing Fiction

There are a variety of different ways that writers can get to know the protagonists of their stories, and one way is to compare the protagonist of the story to an alchemical element. Knowing what energy your protagonist radiates is a way of using this alchemical metaphor to illuminate the way forward for your story.

(Kindle) 64 Elementary Story Types

64 Elementary Story Types explores the world of archetypes to bring a kaleidoscope of new ideas to your creative fiction. Delve into this eclectic system for understanding the world of story types and discover how the slightest change to a crucial element of any story can provide a range of new insights for the drama potential of your tale.

Modern I Ching 19: Approach

This is Approach, the nineteenth card in the King Wen sequence of the I Ching. Comprised of an Earth trigram above and a Lake trigram below, the meaning - suggested by the two strong lines entering from below - is akin to 'becoming great'.

The Four Basic MBTI Dichotomies in Creative Fiction

The interesting thing about using a personality indicator like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to look for potential conflicts in your characters is that it can make them appear more realistic at the same time as suggesting the most interesting drama about them.

Judging/Perceiving Conflicts in Creative Fiction

The fourth and last of the dichotomies in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, judging vs. perceiving is another personality element with the potential to create any amount of drama in your creative fiction. It is different to the other three dimensions in the sense that it need not reflect a character's behaviour, but if and when it does there is often a lot of character conflict involved.

Modern I Ching 20: Contemplation

This is Contemplation, the twentieth card in the King Wen sequence of the I Ching, and is comprised of a Wind trigram above and an Earth trigram below, suggesting a tower from which one can contemplate the law of Heaven above and the law of Nature below.

Modern I Ching 24: Returning

This is Returning, the twenty-fourth card in the King Wen sequence of the I Ching. It is comprised of an Earth trigram above and a Thunder trigram below, suggesting a turning point from which all things become better.

Why Decriminalisation is the Civil Unions of Cannabis Law Reform

With it now being clear that New Zealand must change its cannabis laws, the argument has shifted from whether we ought to do it to the form that cannabis law reform ought to take. The two most popular positions on the law reform spectrum at the moment are decriminalisation and partial legalisation. This article argues in favour of a legalisation policy in New Zealand.

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