High Strange Human History

In my previous piece I looked at Thomas Kuhn’s paradigm shift theory and how I see it playing out in the contemporary fights over new understandings of human history. That piece included a look at debates over funding, politics, worldview clashes, and the like all come into play as…

The Consciousness of Nature

In a previous piece I criticized the (mis)use of nature as a metaphor for political philosophies. I explored how nature has been used for any number of various political theories—liberal democratic, fascist, monarchical, communist—as a way to seek to buttress or validate those political belief systems. In…

The Spectre of Marxism: High Socialist Strangeness

“A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.” —Karl Marx Recently Ezekiel73 penned this epic piece exploring what I call MK-(C)Ultra, i.e. a pathological trauma-induced cultural reality. In other words, MK-(C)Ultra involves social engineering and culture creation on a mass scale based out of…

The Trauma of the Contracted Self

One of the deepest threads I’ve been exploring on this site is the relationship between trauma and mystical or high strange encounters. The overarching piece in that thread is this one examining trauma in relationship to ontological flooding (what I call ontological immersion). That piece offers the theoretical framework…

Conscious Energetic Sovereignty: Or Thoughts on Spiritual Warfare

In this piece I’ll examine the topic of spiritual warfare. This piece fits within a larger thread on the site that includes, for example, this post investigating worldview warfare (“warfare on your mind”), as well as a set of articles looking at the psychic, subtle, causal, and nondual dimensions…

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…

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…

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…

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