What Animates The Matrix? The Frankenstein's Monster of AI

“In the beginning there was man. And for a time it was good…Then man made the machine in his own likeness. Thus did man become the architect of his own demise…But for a time it was good.”  —The Second Renaissance, from The Animatrix In two previous pieces I've…

Matrix Resurrections: A Review

Spoiler Warning for Matrix Resurrections One of the earliest pieces I wrote at Limited Hangout is entitled The Red Pill is a Psyop. In this piece I’m going to look at the most recent Matrix film (Matrix: Resurrections). But in order to get a sense of what I believe…

The Astrological Design of the US Capitol Riot

In my year in review pieces for 2020 and 2021 I covered some of the major astrological transits as a “cosmic correlation” model with events on the ground. The 2021 review looked at the Uranus-Saturn square, which was inflamed by a Mars transit near to the January 6th 2021 US…

Incandescence: The White Heat of Awakening

This piece is the next in a series looking at various forms of evolving notions of spiritual awakening. Earlier pieces explored the origins of the teaching of the self as curved-in-on-itself in St. Augustine, as well as how practices of somatic regulation could be used to bring coherence to this…

Immanence Vs. Transcendence: Two Spiritual Paths

In a previous piece I explored the topic of how to bring somatic regulation practices, that is trauma healing practices, to the art of spiritual realization, specifically the mysterious activity known as the self-contraction. For more on the historical roots of the recognition of the self as the activity of…

The Wound That Heals: Somatic Regulation and the self-contraction

"There is a moment in the story when the wound—of both the [Fisher] king and his environment—could be healed, not by medicine or technology but by insight. When the young knight Perceval arrives, he has the opportunity (which he misses) to pose the right question to the king.…

Ghostbusters Afterlife: Thoughts on Transitioning to the Great Beyond

One of the first pieces I wrote for Limited Hangout was a philosophical movie review of the all-female Ghostbusters reboot film and what it revealed concerning the astral plane (or at least memetic frames in the collective human aethers concerning the astral plane anyway). While the pseudo-controversy that surrounded that…

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