I was born in 1972 in Northern Ireland and grew up during the Troubles. In spite of the tensions between the Protestant and Catholic communities (which occasionally erupted into murders and bombings), I felt that I had a good childhood, full of fun and creativity. The province’s tribalism never infected me in the slightest. Although fate branded me a Protestant by accident of birth, I always considered myself an outside observer of the madness.

As a child of the seventies and eighties, I was privileged to be present for the birth of the home computer, the synthesizer keyboard, and the portable camcorder – technologies that fuelled my creativity and became abiding passions. Some of my creative accomplishments in later years include composing music for commercial computer games, writing and publishing two science fiction novels and a computer programming guidebook, co-producing micro-budget horror movies, teaching filmmaking and computer programming to young teens.

Christianity played a huge part in my life from age seventeen, but it was always a poor fit for my questioning nature. What promised peace of mind became a source of suffering and confusion, until I finally put it behind me in my mid-thirties, when I stumbled upon a more esoteric view of reality. I discovered that my natural intuitions about God, the Universe, and consciousness were drastically wrong, and this change in perspective had a profoundly life-enriching effect upon me.

Since then, I’ve been highly motivated to help others overcome their cultural conditioning and get in touch with a deeper view of life. To that end, I am an active vlogger on YouTube, where I discuss religion, spirituality and philosophy.

Given my highly creative nature, it’s not surprising that I would also write a book about my spiritual journey. This was published in 2018 by Skylight Press, entitled I, Universe: Demolishing and Rebuilding Spirituality for a Scientific Age.

18 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Desiree Mendes

    I find you to be a facinating man, as many do, I’m sure. I have been a truth seeker through out my life, with many differing philocophies to draw from. I am learning much from you as well as on my own about truth and reality. I have not read your book ‘Reality Check’, I am looking forward to it. Thank you for being who you are.


    Desiree Mendes

  2. Wil Cavanaugh

    I found you tonight. After leaving Christianity behind — almost 2 months ago (LOL) — I became brave and began investigating remote viewing, which led to Astral Projection. Since I have had many psychic experiences, one major telekinetic event, and two OOBE’s, it came to me just an hour or so ago that telekinesis might unearth greater truth. It wasn’t telekinesis that taught me, but you. Intention, I believe, is key. Thank you for repeating a word I already knew and repeating it with a delivery that got it through my defenses. Thank you. Thank you.

  3. Ethan Slafter

    thanks for opening numerous peoples eyes to th black and white world we are living,since my mother happens to be one of the most overly religious people on earth, i havent been able to buy/read your book reality check since she would just burn it. that being said, i am only 15, but its much better to be relearning the aspects of life for myself sooner than later. Thankyou for being another good teacher in my life.

  4. Thanks for that, Rob. The placebo comparison for particularly effective. I’m very glad the vaccine is turning out to be safe, because I see it used first-hand en masse every year.

    My real concern, though, are the huge medical cock-ups of the past, like Thalidomide and the 1970s swine flu vaccine, and the ease with which the public still subjects itself to something experimental.

  5. Robert

    No problem – you’re right about these cock-ups and there have been many. Another person I really like is Ben Goldacre who runs a site called Bad Science. You may enjoy it too, BS detector for science written and reported in the media

  6. Catfish

    Hi Darryl,

    Thanks for the insight on Psychokinesis. I am fascinated by the aura and the energy field which surrounds us. We, in the west, have not been brought up to have any respect or understanding of this natural phenomenon. However, my search for the truth in my own existence has led me down these broader roads of enlightenment. I have come to believe in reincarnation as I had some peculiar experiences as a child which hinted at this. In this life I also had an out of body death experience. I was quite surprised when I left my body, but realized, fully, that I still existed without it:) I can assure you that it doesn’t matter what faith you associate yourself with – or non at all – the physical universe and the energy from which we are all made has it’s own laws. We shall all abide:) That being said, as you have so beautifully demonstrated in your video, we can harness that energy and work with it to do some truly marvelous things:))))


  7. Jason Lambros

    Hi my name is jason you might know me from the like, 2 emails we sent each other on youtube. Cut to the chase, I just want to say thank you for having me realize a mythological truth is real and possible

  8. Sat Nam Darryl,
    The tangent of perspective you present on your Web Channel had my attention 4a bit. Thank you, it is a gift to have moments of reflection on unxamined paradigms to re-inforce one’s belief/knowing system. Our HuMan condition in this realm through the lens of pain n suffering is unnerving based on my xperience as a HuMan “Toon” (ive had to create a counter reflection for this mortal life lol) n Witnessing standpoint, which i feel is at it’s breaking point. I feel comfortable with your “Infinite” definition of d Source/God/Truth/Reality/Energy/Toothbrush scenario (4lack of better terms). I’m still viewing ur site n look forward 2your subject on “Infinite Love” (which is also all the above),,, I am well versed wth hostility n fear, I want to BE Love, after the breaking point of faith. If you havent written about it yet, let US know when you do.

    Again, thank you 4all you do 4Us n spending your lifeforce in lifting human understanding that will hopefully lead to kindness and compassion for ALL.

    Love n Live Deeply,
    Marisa HarNadh Yance

  9. Birgit Barnes

    Thank you Darryl, found you yesterday and watched quite a few of your videos, I am in the process of de conversion and need as much ammunition as I can gather for all my well meaning still Christian friends,who are trying to convert me back….Some of them are quite consistent with their attempts. I always had a problem with all those horrible things in the bible, sounded to me more like a narcissist then a benevolent deity. So, now I am putting it behind me, as my somewhat intelligent mind won’t allow me to believe in that bunk anymore. Thanks again, Biggi

  10. Hi Darryl,

    I just found you on YouTube and spent a bit too much of my morning watching some of your videos. It sounds like you’ve certainly done your homework – very thought provoking stuff. I agree with most of your views but I had to make just one comment regarding your statement about scientists adhering to a materialistic philosophy that they inherited without question. Unless I’ve misunderstood your point, that’s simply not true. Science is ALL about questioning. Without it, we would never have learned anything about the universe, our galaxy, our solar system, our own planet or ourselves (and I use the word “our” to mean that in which we live, not that which we own). And I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a scientist of any sort say we’re close to knowing everything. In fact, I’ve heard the exact opposite. I’ve also heard many say we may never know everything. That bit aside, thanks for being a true thinker – we desperately need more in our world.


  11. I’m reading your book I, Universe.. I must say.. our ideas matches a lot.. my name is Nimish. I’m from India, as you kept questioning about religion and many more things, I do same.. I personally do not follow any religion except Humanity. I don’t feel myself an atheist, i believe atheist is someone to whom you prove something still he/she don’t agree to it. But i have not got many answers yet.. And im on my way for it. I will like to contact you via email/facebook or anything if it is possible

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