We continue our short series on David Bixby, Christian cults, culture, and celebrity by comparing personal spiritual experience to top-down, hierarchical systems like cults of personality. Though my lexicon may differ significantly from David’s, we were able to identify many shared core principles, observations, and lessons from our communal search for purpose.
We live in an anthropic, self-similar world. In this place, things are very much as they seem; there is no need for a heaven above or a hell below. There’s no need for a matrix, separating us from our true selves. In this place, the matrix is in you and all around you. Here, power can’t loom over individual will; instead, we welcome the knowledge of a shared spirit weaving together our subjective experiences into a true human tapestry.