Experiments in Ontological Flooding

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Deconstruct Your Deconstruction

A little while back I wrote this piece on how inclusivity and diversity could use more matriarchy to regenerate authentic power. I want to revisit this topic but from a slightly different though related-angle: the deconstructive philosophy of Jacques Derrida. In so doing I want to explore what deconstruction might…

Surfing the Waves of Anomalous Experience: Ontological Flooding and the Question of Trauma

In a previous post I examined the concept of ontological flooding, a term coined by paranthropologist Dr. Jack Hunter. Paranthropology is an anthropological study of paranormal phenomena.Ontological flooding is a crucial term (maybe the guiding term) for this site. At the end of the previous post I mentioned Hunter…

WTF is Ontological Flooding?

Dr. Jack Hunter has coined the term ontological flooding (from which we get the subtitle to our site). Hunter works in the area of Paranthropology, which like it’s cousin Parapsychology is to mainstream psychology, is an anthropological investigation in anomalous experiences, high strangeness, and mystical intensities within and across…

If Only Western Yoga Culturally Appropriated More

Here’s wikipedia on cultural appropriation:Cultural appropriation is the adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture. It is distinguished from an equal cultural exchange due to an imbalance of power, often as a byproduct of colonialism and oppression.Cultural appropriation is a hot…

Stop Using Nature as a Political Metaphor

In the midst of all the gender and sexual and political fights of our day one tactic I see on all sides that’s infuriates me is the reference to Nature to justify one’s position about how we humans should conduct ourselves.Nature is everything and nothing. Nature is…

The Postmodern Genius of Deadpool

"And believe it or not, Deadpool 2 is a family film. True story. And  every big family film starts... with a vicious murder. Bambi, The Lion  King, Saw 7."      --Deadpool, Deadpool 2Postmodernism is a central topic around these parts. Understanding postmodernism is key to understanding our current moment. Postmodernism is,…