funny, sure, but what it really shows how the way we tend to think & talk about dna — things being or not being 'in your genes' or w/e — already is quasi-mystical
post-new age movements are for the most part scams, but the lines along which they develop their doctrines aren't accidental — what they do is make more explicit what is already present in the secular religion
if they were actually aberrant, they wouldn't spread so readily, and their doctrines wouldn't remain so homogeneous. all the talk about crossing the galactic plane and ascending into christ-consciousness in the fifth light dimension or w/e makes sense because after a fashion, most of us already believe its underpinnings. all the genuinely radical elements of theosophy and new age have been leeched away, and what remains is this sort of a spiritual diet coke — tastes like sugar but has none
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