Rebuilding Spirituality

Layman Pascal introduces the Rebuilding Spirituality curriculum from Parallax Media: (…) an media/educational online hub and community. Besides free public lectures and dialogues, online blogs, popular podcasts, and YouTube channel— we have various activities for our emerging community. For members we offer a curriculum of courses, convivial study groups, a digital monastery, online salons, and … Read moreRebuilding Spirituality

“Eldritch Wonders”

Eldritch Wonders is an upcoming: (…) three day immersion into the practical applications of contemporary ritual. Students will learn how ritual structure, metamodern philosophy, and ancient mythopoetic wisdom can enrich the human condition on a planet headed toward not only imminent destruction, but imminent rebirth.  Honour the past, embody the present, and collaborate on futures … Read more“Eldritch Wonders”

Outsider Satanism

From the Outsider Satanism website: Outsider Satanism is a sect of modern Satanism. We are working to articulate a philosophy that refines what’s been laid before us by Anton LaVey’s Satanic Bible, The Satanic Temple, and other satanic works. Outsider Satanism is a natural evolution of those earlier concepts. With the advantage of hindsight and experience, we can look … Read moreOutsider Satanism

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 … Read moreThe First Church of David Bowie, Phonomancer

“The Sacred in Fantastic Fandom: Essays on the Intersection of Religion and Pop Culture”

From the publisher’s blurb: To the casual observer, similarities between fan communities and religious believers are difficult to find. Religion is traditional, institutional, and serious; whereas fandom is contemporary, individualistic, and fun. Can the robes of nuns and priests be compared to cosplay outfits of Jedi Knights and anime characters? Can travelling to fan conventions … Read more“The Sacred in Fantastic Fandom: Essays on the Intersection of Religion and Pop Culture”

Hulu’s “The Path” and the cult/religion/movement of Meyerism

The dramatic three-season Hulu series The Path follows the lives of Eddie and Sarah Lane (Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), senior members of a new religious movement known as the Meyerists. Meyerism itself is a fascinating study in invented religion, combining elements of 1960s/’70s American countercultural spirituality with Peruvian shamanism, Scientology, Christian mysticism and Utopianism … Read moreHulu’s “The Path” and the cult/religion/movement of Meyerism