This is a Little Out There, Even for Relevancy's Sake
8/15/2014 2:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Oh man, do you guys remember Andrew Keegan, the guy from "10 Things I Hate About You" and also the 90s? Just look at that dreamy face, you'll remember. You'll remember, and then you'll get real freaked out when you hear that he went and made his own religion. No, for real. In real life he did this. And not even as a joke.
The religion is called Full Circle. The actual church is located in Venice Beach, and it even has a mascot, a parrot named Krishna. They're all about "advanced spiritualism," which is cool and all, but don't worry, because things go south real fast in this interview Andrew did about it.
On the meaning of the church's name:
“Synchronicity. Time. That's what it's all about. Whatever, the past, some other time. It's a circle; in the center is now. That's what it's about."
On using water crystals to end the conflict between Palestine and Israel:
“We’re very, very aware of the shift that’s happening in the mind and the heart, and everybody is on that love agenda. We’re very much scientifically, spiritually, and emotionally aware of how it works, meaning that there’s power in the crystals, there’s power in our hearts, there’s an alignment, there’s a resonance... and it transfers through water.”
On some events that led him to start the religion:
“I had a moment where I was looking at a street lamp and it exploded. That was a weird coincidence. At a ceremony, a heart-shaped rose quartz crystal was on the altar, and synchronistically, this whole thing happened. It’s a long story, but basically the crystal jumped off the altar and skipped on camera. That was weird ... The mission is to take the war out of our story, which is essentially peace, but activated peace.”
It's definitely not a cult:
“I very much speak what comes through [while] in the collective. We create a resonance of balance and equality of the crew. When you feel those chakras aligned, there's guided messaging coming in. If there is something of spiritual ego within that, it must not exist.”
No, guys, it's not a cult. Get it? Not a cult. It's just a bunch of people led by a former teen heartthrob who are all about peace and crystals and magic. It's totally cool.