Partly this an announcement of a talk I will be giving about this subject at BoulderExo on Dec. 8, but don’t worry if you can’t make it—- you can follow the links in the article to learn rabbit-hole navigation skills right now.
Some of the topics and skills covered:
How do you stay oriented and keep your moral grounding in an age of accelerating evolutionary metamorphosis?
Why reality-testing has become politically incorrect (and not just amongst fundamentalist and right-wing factions but also in New Age circles, festivals and subcultures).
Archetype possession and its classic symptoms—ego inflation, literalism, messianic delusion, proselytizing, etc.
How to work with archetypes and the collective unconscious without getting possessed
The trickster aspect of the paranormal and the discernment skills needed to work with synchronicities, dreams, visions, charismatic experiences and paranormal occurrences without over reading them or being misled in various other ways.
Anti-rationality and the pre/trans fallacy
Connect the Dotism—how to detect patterns without spinning yourself into ever-more obsessive/paranoid webs
The conflation of skepticism with debunkerism and the origins of true skepticism in Greek philosophy
Working with ambiguity and avoidance of confirmation bias, premature closure, halo effects and other cognitive blind spots
The need for a strong moral compass and reliable allies who share a commitment to consciousness
Red flags to be wary of when relating to fellow explorers and purported guides, gurus, teachers, light-workers, walk-ins, channelers, mystics, sages, starseeds, etc
The “elder” fallacy and how to evaluate those who claim special lineages, off-planet connections, prophetic abilities, etc.
The crucial importance of “shadow” integration
The psychology of apocalypticism
Wariness about materialist, pseudo-skeptic types with delusions of objectivity—-
Scientism versus science, and why so many scientists and institutions have an irrational and bias against paranormal phenomena and research
These are some of the skills I’ve learned from the last forty years of navigating rabbit holes. The adult phase of this work began in 1978, when I was 20 and in my last year of college. I set out to see if I could find a connecting link between my own paranormal experiences, obsessions, and parallel themes and images emerging from popular culture. In other words, I put himself into a nexus of all the rabbit holes I had ever known and tried to find a way through.
Fortunately, help came from the master navigator of rabbit holes—-Carl Jung, who provided, through his collected works, crucial tools and guidelines that allowed me to make a life-changing discovery—- what I call the “the Singularity Archetype,” an emergent archetype that relates to the evolutionary metamorphosis of both species and individual. By May of 1978, the newly discovered roadmap through the nexus of rabbit holes became a philosophy honors paper entitled, “Archetypes of a New Evolution,”and in 2012, I published the much more developed version, Crossing the Event Horizon, Human Metamorphosis and the Singularity Archetype.
While I’ve written more than a hundred articles and essays relevant to rabbit hole navigation, most of the basic principles can be found in the following essays (which can also be listened to in their YouTube versions):