Experiments in Ontological Flooding

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What's the Deal With Kevin Spacey? Or, The Problem With Game B

By now most people have probably seen the second ‘Christmas video’ put out by Kevin Spacey.  It was about as weird and subtly disturbing as the first one. The mainstream media described it as “bizarre”, “strange” and “chilling”, but that’s about as far as the analysis went. Why was…

Psychic Aliens: A Proposal for the Possible Origin and Location of the UFO Phenomenon

Wisdom traditions throughout the world have often spoke of three great realms of experience. In the spiritual traditions of India (and Tibetan Buddhism) those three realms are known as the gross, subtle, and causal which roughly correspond to the states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. There are parallel ideas…

Limited Scientistic Hangouts: Giordano Bruno, Cosmos, and the Alchemical Nature of Science

In the first episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, the sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, we are introduced to the great Renaissance sage Giordano Bruno. The story depicts Bruno as a martyr for scientific reason against the backward reactionary forces of medieval Catholicism. It’…

(Un)Identified Archetypal Objects: Re-Examining Jung on The UFO Phenomenon

"In a similar manner that the medieval alchemists projected their psyche into matter, Jung felt that modern man projected his inner state into the heavens. In this sense, the UFOs became modern symbols for the ancient gods which came to man's assistance in time of need." --John Fraim The Symbolism…

Wake vs. Woke: On the Relationship Between Spiritual and Political Awakening

What I'm going to explore in this piece is the relationship between spiritual realization and political awakening. Does one inevitably entail the other? Are they mutually exclusive? Or are they distinct but potentially compatible realities? The relationship between spiritual realization and political awakening is perfectly encapsulated by the terms awake…

The Failing Initiation of #metoo

This piece is a sequel to this one critiquing the men’s right activism (MRAs) from the perspective of collective initiatory experiences and trauma. In that piece I laid out the conceptual grid of trauma and initiatory movements and how they shed incredible light on the MRA movement—an understanding…

The Failed Initiation of Men's Rights Activism

“Traumatic injury in childhood has been equated with a kind of unconscious initiation ceremony—not because it is a spiritual or ceremonial experience, but because the movements within it mimic the movements of the first two stages of real initiation. Understanding the stages of initiation (and the ways in which…

Zionist Christians or Christian Zionists? Real Time Apocalypse Update

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin writes in Religion News criticizing the Israeli Ministry of Education for earmarking money for a youth biblical leadership program in the West Bank developed and lead by evangelical Christians. To put it simply, the Israeli government is giving money to evangelical Christians to run a summer camp…