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Experiments in Ontological Flooding

The Spectre of Marxism: High Socialist Strangeness

“A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.” —Karl Marx Recently Ezekiel73 penned this epic piece exploring what I call MK-(C)Ultra, i.e. a pathological trauma-induced cultural reality. In other words, MK-(C)Ultra involves social engineering and culture creation on a mass scale based out of…

The Physics of Reparations

“Jack was nimble, Jack was quick/ Got a question for Jack, ask him… 40 Acres and mule Jack Where is it? 
Why you try to fool the Black?” —Public Enemy Who Stole the Soul? In a previous set of pieces I looked at social movements in light of models of…

The Trauma of the Contracted Self

One of the deepest threads I’ve been exploring on this site is the relationship between trauma and mystical or high strange encounters. The overarching piece in that thread is this one examining trauma in relationship to ontological flooding (what I call ontological immersion). That piece offers the theoretical framework…

Quadruple Transformation: On Regulating the Descent Of The Supermind

"If it is the sole intention of Nature in the evolution of the spiritual man to awaken him to the supreme Reality...then in the essence her work has been already accomplished and there is nothing more to be done....But we have supposed that there is a farther intention,…

The Supra-Alchemical: Sri Aurobindo and Exotic States of Spiritual-Alchemical Consciousness (Part II)

“The quest of alchemy, in short, was to literally embody the materia prima and its transmutative powers as fully within lower diversified matter as was possible in the earthly Philosophers’ Stone.”     —Joseph P. Farrell,  The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter (p. 37). The yoga we…

The Supra-Alchemical: Sri Aurobindo and Exotic States of Spiritual-Alchemical Consciousness (Part I)

“Gardner then recounts the difficulties of translators when they encountered an inscription from the Middle Kingdom’s deputy treasurer Si-Hathor, which stated 'I visited Bia as a child; I compelled the great ones to wash gold.' Noting that a question mark occurs after 'wash' Gardner observers that the translators…

Conscious Energetic Sovereignty: Or Thoughts on Spiritual Warfare

In this piece I’ll examine the topic of spiritual warfare. This piece fits within a larger thread on the site that includes, for example, this post investigating worldview warfare (“warfare on your mind”), as well as a set of articles looking at the psychic, subtle, causal, and nondual dimensions…

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