The Supra-Alchemical: Sri Aurobindo and Exotic States of Spiritual-Alchemical Consciousness (Part I)

“Gardner then recounts the difficulties of translators when they encountered an inscription from the Middle Kingdom’s deputy treasurer Si-Hathor, which stated 'I visited Bia as a child; I compelled the great ones to wash gold.' Noting that a question mark occurs after 'wash' Gardner observers that the translators…

2020: WTF Year in Review

The title of this piece says it all—WTF 2020? How are we to make sense of the absolute insanity of the past year? This piece will seek to answer that question or at least offer some helpful frames to assist in the process. The first frame to help gain…

Documenting the UFO: A Review of The Phenomenon, Unacknowledged, and Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind

The last few years have a brought a frenzy of activity in the field of Ufology as it enters more and more into mainstream discourse. In 2017 The New York Times broke a story on a covert US government UFO research group called AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program). Following…

UFOs Are Real: (Most) Ufology Is A Psyop

“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…

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…

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