It’s not every day that you read about an actor starting their own religion, but that’s exactly what 10 Things I Hate about You actor Andrew Keegan has done.
Keegan has started his own spiritual movement called Full Circle, and it’s a little hard to get your head around at first. Keegan and his Full Circle followers have a unique faith — which is run from an old church building located in the heart of Venice Beach, California — and one Vice reporter previously went to find out more about it.
Here are some of the cosmically awesome details you need to know about this movement, whose theology has been described as “the highest spiritualism founded on universal knowledge.”
1. It all started after Keegan was attacked
In March 2011, Keegan claims that he and his friends were attacked by alleged Venice Beach gang members, and these events allowed him to realize his purpose in life.
“The significance of this occurrence is that it happened at the same time the tsunami hit Japan,” Keegan explained to a Vice reporter, adding, “I had a moment where I was looking at a street lamp and it exploded. That was a weird coincidence.”
2. They are creatively expanding their consciousness
Keegan claims he created the “conscious social movement” in Venice Beach to “provide an experimental environment designed to creatively expand consciousness through visual and performing arts, movement classes, workshops, forums and healing therapies.”
3. The name is about synchronicity and time
“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,” Keegan said.
4. His church holds events including programs for cleaning your colon
The events that Full Circle has held include aromatherapy breathwork sound bath, gratitude ceremony songs and workshops on the latest colon cleanse.
Vice reported, “This was only one of the many events Keegan threw that week — from concerts to political gatherings for new age self-help gurus (viz. Marianne Williamson’s bid for Congress), to sit-ins and workshops on the latest colon cleanse.”
5. It’s anything but a cult
“I very much speak what comes through [while] in the collective. We create a resonance of balance and equality of the crew,” he said. “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.”
6. His inner circle consists of a follower named Third Eye
Among the people led by the founder Keegan, the inner circle is composed of eight core members, among who is a man who calls himself Third Eye, and a man named Stav, who is “not ashamed to let his worship of celebrity be known.” They also have a community pet named Krishna, a giant talking parrot.
7. They use water crystals to focus their energy
At one of their Sunday services the Vice reporter witnessed the Full Circle members using water crystals to focus their energy. Speaking of the ceremony, Keegan told the reporter, “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.”
And there’s more: You can watch the promo video for the religion, which features a group of people playing music and dancing inside the church, while someone sings, “I am the savior, I hear God’s whisper.”