Psychic Aliens: A Proposal for the Possible Origin and Location of the UFO Phenomenon

Wisdom traditions throughout the world have often spoke of three great realms of experience. In the spiritual traditions of India (and Tibetan Buddhism) those three realms are known as the gross, subtle, and causal which roughly correspond to the states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. There are parallel ideas…

The Universe Is Like Portland: Keep It Weird

The unofficial motto for the city of Portland is "keep Portland weird"– a unique weirdness was hilariously captured in the show Portlandia. The argument of this piece is that Portland is a microcosm of the macrocosmic whole. In other words, existence itself is weird, very weird. I’ve explored notions…

Surfing the Waves of Anomalous Experience: Ontological Flooding and the Question of Trauma

In a previous post I examined the concept of ontological flooding, a term coined by paranthropologist Dr. Jack Hunter. Paranthropology is an anthropological study of paranormal phenomena. Ontological flooding is a crucial term (maybe the guiding term) for this site. At the end of the previous post I mentioned Hunter…