Immanence Vs. Transcendence: Two Spiritual Paths

In a previous piece I explored the topic of how to bring somatic regulation practices, that is trauma healing practices, to the art of spiritual realization, specifically the mysterious activity known as the self-contraction. For more on the historical roots of the recognition of the self as the activity of…

The Wound That Heals: Somatic Regulation and the self-contraction

"There is a moment in the story when the wound—of both the [Fisher] king and his environment—could be healed, not by medicine or technology but by insight. When the young knight Perceval arrives, he has the opportunity (which he misses) to pose the right question to the king.…

2021: WTF? Year in Review

“Everybody plays the fool, (Sometimes) There’s no exception to the rule (Listen Baby) It may be factual, it may be cruel (I ain’t lyin’) But everybody plays the fool… Everybody plays the fool, (Sometimes) They use your heart just like a tool, (Listen Baby) They never tell you…

Alienated Trauma

They can see you only if you have given them permission to interact.  Your mass consciousness at this time has given them permission to seek out those with whom they have formed individual agreements.  If you are having contact, you must have agreed.  This can be a liberating idea if…

Alienating Trauma

They can see you only if you have given them permission to interact.  Your mass consciousness at this time has given them permission to seek out those with whom they have formed individual agreements.  If you are having contact, you must have agreed.  This can be a liberating idea if…

Lucifer Was The Original Spiritual Bypasser

In a previous piece I explored the archetypes of Lucifer and Satan and their depiction through contemporary film, looking especially at the possibilities of potential cultural programming and hidden messaging via those “left-hand” (literally sinister) archetypes. In this piece I want to explore a related thread but from a slightly…

The Physics of Reparations

“Jack was nimble, Jack was quick/ Got a question for Jack, ask him… 40 Acres and mule Jack Where is it? 
Why you try to fool the Black?” —Public Enemy Who Stole the Soul? In a previous set of pieces I looked at social movements in light of models 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…

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