Alex Stock is a new convert to Orthodoxy, a follower of Jonathan Pageau and the Symbolic World, and a subscriber to Maniphesto’s channel. He is a regular contributor to our comments section with insightful questions and comments and is particularly interested in topics surrounding the discussion of Science vs. Religion and Top-down vs. Bottom-up. We cover a selection of topics, starting with examples of how top-down and bottom-up perspectives should be seen as complements to each other, and ending with a discussion of the role of psychedelics in giving transformational experiences.