The First Church of David Bowie, Phonomancer

The First Church of David Bowie, Phonomancer is definitely either a metamodern religion disguised as a shamanic role-playing game or a shamanic role-playing game disguised as a metamodern religion:

The Discotheque at the End of the Universe! is part of a live-action role-playing game called Phonomancer™ .

You can play Phonomancer™ alone, or with up to ten billion friends. It’s somewhat akin to traditional fantasy role-playing games like Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. However, in AD&D, you create a character to go on adventures in an imaginary setting. In Phonomancer™, you go on adventures in an imaginal setting to create your character.

Phonomancer™ can be played at three levels: BASIC, ADVANCED, and EXPERT.

In Phonomancer™ BASIC, you get high on psilocybin mushrooms and, while pretending to be a member of a 23rd century religion, get down at ritual magic jukebox musical dance parties.

In Phonomancer™ ADVANCED, the game becomes a program for self-actualization as you incorporate additional beliefs and daily training practices intended to improve your performance in the jukebox musicals—and everyday life.

In Phonomancer™ EXPERT, you strive to become a Self-aware gamepiece in a cosmic contest that ends either in humanity’s destruction or its apotheosis.

Phonomancer™’s core game mechanic is based on the Phonomantic Method, a set of assertions, concepts, and techniques that help develop skill with psychedelics and eventually allow one to exert a measure of control over the psychedelic experience. The Phonomantic Method also makes possible scalable group psychedelic ceremonies like The Discotheque at the End of the Universe!, which serve as the field where games of Phonomancer™ are played.

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