Embracing The Grey: A Review of Daniel Pinchbeck's Occult Control System

“What prevents the UFO and alien topic from becoming culturally acceptable is that we lack a framework for understanding it or giving it meaning. It remains unpresentable, unfathomable. If we are going to assimilate it - and perhaps even neutralize the implicitly threatening aspects of it - we must develop…

Hybridization: Or, Intimacy With Alien Flesh

Perhaps UFOlogists interpret reports of a hybridization program too literally. Like shamanic initiation, abduction seems a transformative experience—could hybridization take place on a metaphysical level? —Joshua Cutchin Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions The UFO phenomenon is utterly sidelined in conventional discourse, though as…

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)…

Subtle Aliens: On The Guidance of Star Beings

In a previous piece I explored the idea that the majority of UFO/contact encounters resided in the psychic state-realm of being. I came to that conclusion by applying the traditional spiritual description of three worlds, known in the Eastern traditions as gross, subtle, and causal (and called by other…

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…

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…

Phenomenal Trauma: Further Thoughts on Alien Abductions

This piece is a followup to an earlier piece exploring the alien abduction phenomenon. In that piece I argued that the alien abduction phenomenon has never truly been taken seriously as a form of trauma and for that research to deepen and grow it needs to be more seriously study…

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