Life on the Moon
Lunacy about the Moon in more spiritual and conspiracy flavors
Weird ideas about the Moon are prominent in esoteric and spiritual conspiracist teachings. David Icke teaches that the Moon is artificial and an old alien space ship. Below are a few other ideas that stand out as noticeably different.
Back in the first half of the 20th century, the cultish and innovative spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff taught that humanity was "food for the Moon", and that the Moon was like a huge electromagnet sucking the life of everything on Earth, tied to an elaborate cosmology. (Source, the book In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky.) Other occultists (e.g. The Zelator by David Ovason) talked about the Moon sometimes being a symbol for a mysterious eight sphere which is not literally a sphere, home to lower astral entities that feed on humanity. Gurdjieff also added a vague idea about a second tiny Moon which is difficult to see in his book, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson.
Also, see Francis E. Dec for a mention of the paranoid schizophrenic idea that the Moon houses our real moon-brains in the brain-bank cities on the far side of the Moon that we never see, while people on this planet are remote-controlled Frankenstein slaves.
Ahead of the 'theorists'
Came across this. My knowledge level is 'popular science books and a bit above' but I deduced 'some sort of tektites' before I saw the word. How soon before some 'offbeat theory with curlicues' gets developed? Anna Livia (talk) 10:37, 25 February 2022 (UTC)
The moon and the supernatural
I'm honestly surprised that the moon's frequent association with supernatural or sci-fi things hasn't been mentioned on this article. There's werewolves (and lycanthropy in general), vampires, moon wizards, lunar civilizations (Touhou's take is particularly interesting, mixing in Shinto concepts — basically, people migrated to the moon through a magic tunnel to escape kegare and become immortal by separating themselves from death… however that works…)… and the werewolves and vampires are just what I'm familiar with, I'm sure there are plenty of other mythological beings and beasties which are empowered by the moon somehow. (See also "Lunacy" on TV Tropes.) --Luigifan18 (talk) 01:39, 7 December 2022 (UTC)