Ascension Symptoms: Highly Strange Trauma and Its Regulation

In this piece I'm going to explore the phenomenon known as ascension symptoms. I want to look at it through the lens of weird naturalism and the interplay between trauma and highly strange or anomalous experience (like that known as the Ascension). The simplest definition of trauma is any experience…

On The Ascension of the New Age: Thoughts on Cosmic Evolution

What does a weird naturalist, ontologically flooded lens have to say about the spiritual process known as The Ascension? This piece will explore that question (along with a companion looking at ascension symptoms in light of traumatology). When discussing The Ascension in its contemporary usage (especially in New Age traditions)…

Subtle Aliens: On The Guidance of Star Beings

In a previous piece I explored the idea that the majority of UFO/contact encounters resided in the psychic state-realm of being. I came to that conclusion by applying the traditional spiritual description of three worlds, known in the Eastern traditions as gross, subtle, and causal (and called by other…

Subtle Mysticism: Realms of Unending Light

In a previous piece on the site I explored the ancient teaching in multiple traditions of the three great states of being. In the Indian tradition of Vedanta (as well as the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition) these three state-realms are known as the gross, subtle, and causal. In the Neoplatonism of…

On The Ethical Responsibility of Becoming a god: A Critique of Secular Transhumanism

”Transhumanists like myself, who encourage shedding our biological limitations in favor of becoming technological gods, are broadly secular.”  —Zoltan Istvan In a previous piece I laid out an overview of orthodox Christian theology with a view to exploring transhumanism as fundamentally rooted (though unconsciously) in that Christian mythos. There’s…

The Unconscious Christian Theology of Transhumanism

In this piece I want to lay some groundwork for further explorations, specifically around transhumanism. In particular I want to explore the often unconscious Christian theology at the heart of officially atheist/secular transhumanist thought. (The same could be said for much UFO religion incidentally but that's a topic for…

Mediumship: Life In the Wake of The Dead

How are we to think of communication with the dead in a weird naturalist light? That’s the question guiding this piece. In that regard, this piece is one in a series applying a weird naturalist lens to various highly strange encounters—I’ve written on looking at past life…

Neoplatonic Nondualism: Or Against Dualisms Christian & Gnostic

The orthodox Christian vs. Gnostic storyline and history is all the rage today. That is in part because Gnosticism is undergoing a strong revival in many quarters and consequently the orthodox Christian tradition sees itself fighting yet another round against its ancient nemesis. Depending on one’s theological preference one…

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