I don't remember how I started reading Dan Mitchell's blog (maybe it was From the Shadows)but its content disturbed and attracted me as a genuine expression of the numinous: mysterium tremendum, mysterium fascinans.
It was even creepier when it began to shudder with fits and starts, with several months between posts and suggestions of electromagnetic interference if not intervention.
But suddenly and as mysteriously it's back - a fact also noted by Mike Clelland over at:
Mitchell's blog immediately reminded me of Jeff Wells's blog Rigorous Intuition:
and makes me suspect a literary experiment in much the same way, even more now that Mitchell added a disclaimer to the new version: "I present this blog as a work of fiction, but I have a penchant for sarcasm. I present myself as a intellectual function and nothing more."
Honestly, I don't know quite what to make of it except to say it is unique among 'experiencer' accounts for many reasons, not the least the author's grasp of ancient and modern esoteric and mystic teachings (Plotinus, Guenon) the understanding of which he embeds his experience.
A great marketing strategy for a new book, the after effects of mental breakdown a la Shaver, an idiosyncratic (mis)interpretation of contemporary occulture? Any ideas, Daily Grailers? Whatever it is, it leaves my very uneasy - maybe I'm just easily frightened ...