2013 - Ethics and Inspiration: Psychoanalysis, Subjectivity and Truth (unpublished)
My master's thesis is yet unpublished; but available through UBC and VST libraries. It should be out next year through one of two small academic publishers in its re-written form with alterations to popularize the often technical content. The book has been expanded to take into account psychological studies not available at the time, as well as to include an expanded section on praxis -- particularly as it relates to current developments in culture and social norms of communication and cognitive interpretation (hermeneutics), post Web 2.0. Some of the sections on theology have been altered, but only for style. I maintain the same views on religion, nature, spirituality and education. I may change the title to Semiotics, Subjectivity & Truth...we shall see.
2010 - Heresy and Hermeneutics: Praxis and Evelyn Underhill (PhD dissertation, unpublished, deferred)
I hope to rewrite this quickly as a purely popular treatment of Underhill's writings, Mysticism and Practical Mysticism. Exploring Underhill gave me the chance to also delve into late-Victorian feminist literature. Underhill was the first woman ever allowed to teach priests in the Church of England (Episcopal/Anglican). Her incorporation of esoteric praxis is a significant step in modern Christian fundamentalist worship as well as New Age practices. (Again, I show my interest in the extremes of ideology and belief.)
2007 - Kill the Hippies (satirical card game)
2006 - Galactic Destiny (strategy board game)
2005 - "Hermeneutics and the Postmodern Epiclesis: Ethics and Mystical Dialogue." (UBC/VST Libraries)
The Real World Question I Asked:
George W. Bush explicitly claimed a religious, spiritual basis for his decisions to go to war in defense of the Free World. Why did he? What was necessary for him to feel ethically sound that he appealed to God, to his relationship to God, to what theology calls mystical dialogue. Why was any form of mystical dialogue appealed to as a reason for America to go to war? You would think "defending my country from terrorists and aggressive foreign nations" sound enough on its own!
Why does a "spiritual" or intuitive sense of communication with the "other," or "Other," inform our ethics? What does that mean?
Primary sources were: Nietzsche, Gadamer, Derrida, Zizek, Meister Eckhart, Moshe Idel, Robert Corrington and Kevin Hart.