Becoming A-Ware of The Phenomenon: Jean Gebser and the Integral Nature of UFOs

Just as the magic structure cannot be represented but only lived, the mythical structure not represented but only experienced, and the rational structure neither lived nor experienced but only represented and conceptualized, so the integral structure cannot be represented but only awared in truth. —Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin pp,…

The (Pseudo)Christian Theology of Aleister Crowley

In 1904 (in)famous Left-Hand Path occultist Aleister Crowley stated that he had contacted an entity named Aiwass. Crowley channeled The Book of The Law from this communication with Aiwass. Through this channeling, Aiwass claimed that Crowley was to be the prophet of The (New) Age of Horus. While mention…

Lucifer Was The Original Spiritual Bypasser

In a previous piece I explored the archetypes of Lucifer and Satan and their depiction through contemporary film, looking especially at the possibilities of potential cultural programming and hidden messaging via those “left-hand” (literally sinister) archetypes. In this piece I want to explore a related thread but from a slightly…

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,…

2020: WTF Year in Review

The title of this piece says it all—WTF 2020? How are we to make sense of the absolute insanity of the past year? This piece will seek to answer that question or at least offer some helpful frames to assist in the process. The first frame to help gain…

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)…

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