Experiments in Ontological Flooding

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Conspiracy Hypotheses vs. Conspiracy Theories: On Meaning Making and Discernment in Conspiratorial Thought

"Now, I'm not into conspiracy theories, except the ones that are true”.  —Michael Moore In this piece I want to bring some concepts from the philosophy of science into contact with conspiracy thinking. The intention of doing so is to help bring some clarity and discernment into which various conspiracy…

Phenomenal Trauma: Further Thoughts on Alien Abductions

This piece is a followup to an earlier piece exploring the alien abduction phenomenon. In that piece I argued that the alien abduction phenomenon has never truly been taken seriously as a form of trauma and for that research to deepen and grow it needs to be more seriously study…

Alien Abductions: Highly Strange Trauma and Its Cosmic Resolution

How might an ontologically flooded and trauma-aware lens approach the topic of the (so-called) alien abduction phenomena? That’s the question this piece seeks to answer. There’s a number of complex terms in that short sentence so first some context setting is important. I say so-called alien abduction phenomena…

Why Don’t Conspiracy Podcast Hosts Believe in QAnon? A Query

The QAnon phenomenon continues to cruise along after more than two years and close to 4000 posts by its author(s). And the hit pieces from the MSM keep coming along with it, with a pair of new ones out last week. We’re also starting to see some more…

Past Life Regressions Without The Past, The Life, or the Regression

“The Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. Discuss.” —Linda Richman from Coffee Talk on Saturday Night Live quoting Voltaire In this piece I want to explore the process of past life regressions in relationship to a more weird naturalist, ontologically flooded, trauma-cognizant lens that is…

Hegalienism: Or What Hegel Has to Teach Us About UFOs

"Which logically leads us to realize something else: If UFOs and physical reality are incompatible, maybe the time has come to re-negotiate physical reality. Because, as we all know, these impossible UFOs that don't exist are not going away." --Jacques Vallee, Foreword to Sekret Machines vol 1: Gods This piece…

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…