The Mental Denial That is Religious Faith

Ok, I admit it. I’m angry. I have been working all this month to rehabilitate a friend of mine who was raised Catholic. She lives in Seattle, which is a progressive city. Yet in spite of her deep desire to be open, sensual, pleasure filled, and more connected to others in her life –  what I consider to be basic …

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The Quest For Psychological Freedom – Understanding Category II and Category III Myths

Our quest is one of psychological freedom  – freedom from life inhibiting, abusive, sexually repressive, scientifically ignorant, warring mythologies of our ancestor’s past. Though perfect for the people of a different place, different world, and different time – who’s brains were wired completely differently from ours – these myths are no longer capable of containing, answering, explaining boundless life. Terrifying …

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Breaking Free of The Sex Cult, and The Cult of Religion

A friend of mine once said that the only way to get massive amounts of sexual access to women, with limited strings attached, is to start a cult. I had to laugh, because in my experience, that’s exactly right. I’ve known, worked with, and been friends with quite a few cult leaders over the years. Most of them don’t even …

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Why the Pope Will Step Down

The Catholic church must enact sweeping reforms, or else it will eventually fall. With rapidly mounting evidence about The Pope’s involvement in covering up evidence of child molesting priests, I believe it is time for Mr. Ratzinger to step up, or step down. Recently, The Vatican released three legal arguments as to why they don’t feel The Pope has any culpability …

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Watch What You Witch For

Here’s the problem with mythological thinking; It’s a completely made up reality, taken and defended as TRUTH, that leads to a bizarre, magical thinking about life in general. But most importantly, mythology is a suppressive tool used against our psychological, scientific, and sexual freedom. In an extreme example, in Saudi Arabia this week, a man was sentenced to death for …

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Ten Functions of Spiritual, Religious Mythology

Here is a concise definition of mythology: sombody else's religion. A concise definition of religion is: misunderstood, concretized mythology. To put it another way, human beings are, quite simply, born too early. We have to do nearly a quarter century of our development outside of the protective custody of the mother's womb. In fact, humans don't fully finish developing until their mid 20's.

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How to Beat your Two Year Old – With A Leather Strap – WWJD?

Apparently, Jesus would do leather. So Cheryl was listing to Moody radio station in Chicago – WMBI. She had to turn the station off because it was making her ill. The subject of the call in show – How to spank your two year old. You see, they said, god’s truth hasn’t changed.  It’s a version of spare the rod, …

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It’s a theory of God

Use your rational brain to make predictions in your conversations with God and see if in fact they come true. If they don't, it's time to question your theory of God.

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Yoga and Bullshit

Yoga has to become the path to enlightenment. Yoga has to become the new Christianity. Yoga has to become the spiritual path of the ancients that has been brought back to life to bring quality of mind, body, and spirit to your life.

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Memes, Delusions, and Plato

The brain is stuck in delusional thinking, and it may be millennia until we are able to break the delusionary thinking patterns. Perhaps one day technology will help, but that's still quite a ways away.

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Shamanic Insanity and 4th of July

The shamanic journey that so many “spiritual people” speak of is, in fact, a journey of descent into the chaos and mental illness.  That’s right, shamanic spirituality is mentally ill spirituality. Lots of mentally unstable people walk around and call themselves shaman because they’re having “shamanic” experiences. But what are these shamanic experiences composed of?  Basically they are bouts of …

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The Smell of Presence

Here’s the essence: The idea of presence is based on the erroneous idea that you can somehow exist in an altered state of consciousness that is in tune with hidden existence – true reality. And that this so called presence is something different – in fact better that what other people’s normal state of awareness is. So I’m in yoga …

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