UFOs Are Real: (Most) Ufology Is A Pysop

“Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.” —Soren Kierkegaard This piece is going to be a very complex and multifaceted one. It builds on and seeks to tie together a number of threads covered in earlier pieces concerning the UFO Phenomenon. The aim…

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…

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…

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