What is ⇒THIS⇐? Take the Oshana Challenge & Assist with Ongoing Auticulture Research Program

As I recently blogged, Dave Oshana has opened his weekly online meet-ups for first-timers (or even third-timers) to benefit from the Enlightenment Transmission free of charge. He calls it SEVA, or the Spiritual Enlightenment Virgin Awakening program. AFAIK, Dave’s tongue is firmly in his cheek here, as it is with most of his advertising, even …

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Neti Neti: Not That, But Maybe ⇒THIS⇐? (Or: The Big Zero, Where a Life of Conceptual Spirituality Ends & Reality Begins)

Things are changing rapidly for me in 2018, both internally and externally. It’s hard to say for sure, however, because in some ways, I can only really notice internal changes when they emerge as external expressions. This may be why I am almost (?) compulsively driven to express myself—“to be creative”—via my blog and podcast …

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Lame Devil: Chronicles of a False Awakening, part 1 (Red Pill Madness in Guatemala)

The latest podcast (the first of 2018) begins an excruciatingly personal examination of my experience of psychedelically-enhanced pseudo-awakening in the years between 2000 and 2003, which reached its crescendo with the making of The God Game, the writing of Matrix Warrior, and my short-lived assumption of the mantle of The One (unceremoniously curtailed by the Matrix …

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Seedling Newsletter

New monthly newsletter for my hometown. Click on image for larger version or hit Control + on your keyboard.

2017: The Year in TV Shows

A momentary departure from the customary blog gravitas to share my slightly guilty evening R & R pleasures of the past year, TV shows I gratefully escaped into in 2017: Legion How did a TV show based on a Marvel comic about mutants, with an exec-producer credit for sleazebag Bryan Singer, make it to the top of the …

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Communities of the Abandoned: How to Tell Pyrite from Gold on the Spiritual Market?

I recently had an exchange of emails with Dave Oshana and a fellow participant in the Enlightenment Transmission retreats about “spiritual” “teacher” Bentinho Massaro. I had not heard of Massaro until she sent me this link, written by a former member of his audience cult. Ironically, it is written by a trans-person (I say ironic …

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Further Ruminations on the 2nd Matrix of Conspiratainment & Occultism (Inc. Peter Levenda-Simon Cabana Update)

Thanks to Tom Mellett, I finally got my hands (so to speak) on an audio file of “Simon”‘s interview for Coast to Coast, speeded up and I’d say identifiably Levenda, though I am curious to hear what others think. Here. (The original, unaltered audio can be listened to here.) Also, there is another interview I found …

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Scumbags and Superstars: Hollywood Predators & the Dark Side of Celebrity Culture

“Scumbags and superstars/ Tell me your names  I’ll make a bet, you’re/ Both the same.” ~Talking Heads, “Lifetime Piling Up”   A Mirrored Fun House Of course, Weinstein’s behavior can only have been an “open secret” in Hollywood, a popular oxymoron referring to something insiders are aware of, and aware enough not to talk to …

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Dark Oasis: 7 Years a Slave to this Book, Finally Released from my Contract Today!

11/11/17, almost exactly seven years after the Emperor-spell broke and the investigation into his invisible robes began, the book is finally available. I don’t know for how long, however, so if you are interested in a copy, get it now while stocks last. The first three quarters of the book is serialized at this blog; …

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The Vice of Commoners

(I composed this post this morning as the hours went back and daylight dawned. I am posting it in its entirety at the new Liminalista forum, which is only accessible to registered members. It is free to register, however, and only takes a minute to do so. See link at the bottom.) “For the good …

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Ch-changes at Auticulture

November 11th, All Saints Day, or Dia de Los Innocentes, between Halloween and Day of the Dead. Things are changing but it may be too soon to say what or how. I am currently (with some help) upgrading the website, mostly invisibly, and I hope the upgrade will include a monthly newsletter which you can …

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My Dinner with Desilet

At my invitation, Greg Desilet sent his long response to my essay “A Critical Divide.” He wrote it in the form of answers to specific points in the essay, so I am reproducing it in its original form rather than trying to stitch it together into a stand-alone essay. It is very long (probably about half …

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