Immortality Island

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In Chinese mythology, there are five islands in the Bohai Sea, inhabited by immortal beings who have discovered the elixir of life. Many have searched for the islands, but no one have yet found them. I came close, however, four years ago this very week, when I travelled deep into the Nevada desert, to go to Burning Man.

I’m not going to talk about the festival. Its wonders are already well known. Personally, I found it quite hard…

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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions.