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…

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…

The Stages of Conspiratorial Grief: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and the Para-Political Path of Death & Rebirth

In a previous piece I explored the path of studying parapolitical/conspiratorial insights as akin, though distinct from, the path of spiritual awakening. It’s not coincidental that the classic metaphor used in conspiracy world is “going down the rabbit hole”, which is after all reference to shamanic initiation and…

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…

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…

Past Life Regressions Without The Past, The Life, or the Regression

“The Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. Discuss.” —Linda Richman from Coffee Talk on Saturday Night Live quoting Voltaire In this piece I want to explore the process of past life regressions in relationship to a more weird naturalist, ontologically flooded, trauma-cognizant lens that is…

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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