The Supra-Alchemical: Sri Aurobindo and Exotic States of Spiritual-Alchemical Consciousness (Part II)

“The quest of alchemy, in short, was to literally embody the materia prima and its transmutative powers as fully within lower diversified matter as was possible in the earthly Philosophers’ Stone.”     —Joseph P. Farrell,  The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter (p. 37). The yoga we…

The Form of Formless Mysticism: On The Causal State

In a series of previous pieces I’ve been exploring the traditional teaching of the three great states of realms—known in the East as the gross (aka psychic), the subtle, and the causal. There is also a fourth—the nondual—which is the essence or common substrate of the…

The Universal Basic Income Shell Game: Controlled Dialectics, Free Energy, and Technocratic Co-Opting

This piece will explore the possibility of how a Universal Basic Income (UBI), an officially progressive wealth (re)distribution policy, could be deployed for dark, technocratic ends. Further, this piece will examine whether a UBI could actually function as a major fake out, to keep attention away from arguably much…

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…

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…

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

"Psychic phenomena present a suitable allegory for this Other. Like the Other, these abilities are wholly intangible, yet—in a variety of experiments and anecdotes—possess the capacity to act upon our physical environment." --Joshua Cutchin. Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions Wisdom traditions throughout…

Limited Scientistic Hangouts: Giordano Bruno, Cosmos, and the Alchemical Nature of Science

In the first episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, the sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, we are introduced to the great Renaissance sage Giordano Bruno. The story depicts Bruno as a martyr for scientific reason against the backward reactionary forces of medieval Catholicism. It’…

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