Other pyroseminars include:

  • Embracing the Absurd | Atheism isn’t Enough

  • Beyond Belief | Christianity and Ideology Critique

  • The Alien from Inner Space | Sin and Prometheus

  • On Love | The Unwanted Gift of Nothing

  • Embracing Failure | On Not Getting what you Want

  • The Tech of Pyrotheology | Transformance Art

  • The Tech of Pyrotheology | Decentering Practices

  • Freedom from Meaning | Drive, Grace, the Absurd

  • The Last Guru | On Fantasy and Transference

  • Escaping the Sitcom | On Brent and Gargoyles

  • Catching Light | Lewis and the Sublime

  • God After God | The Certainty of Doubt

  • Joined by Lack | The Ontic and the Metaphysical

  • Confronting the Holy | Whole or Hole

  • Losing the Lost Object | On Conversion

  • On Envy and Jealousy | Girard and Christology

  • Deranged Animal | Desire, Drive and The Thing

  • The Meaning in Life | Drive and the Transcendental

  • Alienation Times Two | Traversing the Fantasy

  • God Forsaking God | Conversion, Forgiveness, Joy

  • Who is No. 1 | Peterson, PC and the Unconscious

  • Is God Dead | The Event of Radical Theology

  • Mapping Pyrotheology | Returning to the Start

  • Problem or Symptom | The Zizek/Peterson Debate

The Self-Castration of God

It’s common for evolutionary psychologists to make comparisons between the animal kingdom and human society. One such area of comparison is in relation to the development of hierarchies. We witness hierarchies in the animal kingdom that rest upon some animals natural dominance over others. It’s said that we witness the same thing in human societies. Left to our own devices, we form hierarchies that reflect our respective strengths and weaknesses.

But is this really the way hierarchies operate in society? In this proseminar I’ll be looking at how we are never at one with the positions of authority that we inhabit. That they predate us and are never properly tailored to us. Facts that we often attempt to disavow.

I’ll be drawing out how a proper understanding of how we inhabit our various social roles can not only give us insight into the nature of human subjectivity, but also help us understand childhood development, the nature of freedom and the subversive meaning of the Crucifixion.

Time and Date

19th May | 11am PST

As always, the seminar can be watched live or later. To access these - and all other - pyroseminars, you just need to be signed up to the Flame level, or above, on Patreon.