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,…

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…

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…

The Failing Initiation of #metoo

This piece is a sequel to this one critiquing the men’s right activism (MRAs) from the perspective of collective initiatory experiences and trauma. In that piece I laid out the conceptual grid of trauma and initiatory movements and how they shed incredible light on the MRA movement—an understanding…

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