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Descent into Hell

Descent into Hell

By WholesomeHenri

Exploring the dark, cavernous underworld of the human experience. Interests include gender ideology, detransitioning, patristics, world religions, philosophy, music, memes, pop culture, and more.
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Western Rite Orthodoxy: Its History and Its Importance for the Orthodox Church Today
Western Rite Orthodoxy: Its History and Its Importance for the Orthodox Church Today
What is the western rite? Is it canonical? Where did it come from? Why do I keep hearing about western rite Orthodoxy? All these questions and more answered on today's conversation with John. LINKS FOR JOHN AND WESTERN RITE:  Subscribe to John's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@roratecaeli8757   Instagram: @_rorate_caeli_  Discord:  https://discord.gg/EeZwRbGqat Antiochian Vicariate: https://www.orthodoxwest.com ROCOR Vicariate:  https://www.rocor-wr.org 💸 Make a one-time donation:  https://www.venmo.com/u/wholesomehenri | https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bencabe\ 🙌 Join this channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join 😀 Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv  ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com
45:54
February 04, 2023
Gender and Spirituality | Descent Into Hell, Ep. #11
Gender and Spirituality | Descent Into Hell, Ep. #11
What does gender have to do with spirituality? Actually… more than you may think. This episode is made possible by the OCF chapter at Valparaiso University that asked me to come speak on this subject. Lecture give on January 21, 2023.  🙌 Join this channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join  💸 Make a one-time donation:   https://www.venmo.com/u/wholesomehenri  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bencabe  😀 Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv  ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com  ⭐ Theoria Clips channel: @TheoriaClips https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTi8SFNXuwJivPFsfaJmowQ ⭐ Subscribe to my alternate YouTube: @wholesomehenri   📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:  On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Vs8WhZ | Digital Copy: https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227  🎙️ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/intohell   🎙️Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/descent-into-hell-theoria-podcast/id1651232447 🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Q3O2ArwObTSSeb6VdLlMw  ⭐ SOCIAL⭐    Discord: https://discord.gg/jk6ZUwXGyW Telegram: Telegram: https://t.me/orthodoxchristianonline Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriatv/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoriatv TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriatv?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theoria​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos​​  ⭐ MERCH⭐    Merch Store: https://www.youtube.com/c/Theoria/store Theoria is a YouTube Channel started by an Eastern Orthodox Christian and professional, freelance videographer and animator in 2015. Since that time, we have produced a number of video series' explaining Eastern Orthodox doctrine and practice with the likes of Frederica Matthewes-Green, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Rod Dreher, and more.   Our goal is to produce quality videos and digestible YouTube shorts utilizing the rich theological tradition of the Church Fathers. We also seek to comment on cultural events from a paradigm within this same framework.  For business inquiries, tweet @TheoriaTV, message on Instagram @TheoriaTV, or email theoriavideos at gmail dot com.
33:54
January 25, 2023
Descent into Hell: The Reason for the Podcast Name
Descent into Hell: The Reason for the Podcast Name
Why did I name my podcast descent into hell? Well, there are a few reasons. 
05:50
January 17, 2023
Camille Kiefel (detrans) sues doctor for removing her healthy breasts | Descent Into Hell, Ep. #10
Camille Kiefel (detrans) sues doctor for removing her healthy breasts | Descent Into Hell, Ep. #10
Camille Kiefel is suing her gender affirming care doctor for removing her healthy breasts. When she announced this through the NY Post, she received a LOT of attention...  Camille's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@UC1c2vwre-tshcphcilX84Mw   Camille's Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetBetterTweets  Donate to help Camille with her legal costs: https://www.givesendgo.com/camille_kiefel_lawsuit  ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com  📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:  On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Vs8WhZ Digital Copy: https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227  🎙️ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/intohell   🎙️Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/descent-into-hell-theoria-podcast/id1651232447 🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Q3O2ArwObTSSeb6VdLlMw 
23:28
January 07, 2023
Rebaptism: How Rigorism is Deceiving a Generation of Orthodox Young Men
Rebaptism: How Rigorism is Deceiving a Generation of Orthodox Young Men
How should the Orthodox Church receive Protestants and Catholics? By baptism, chrismation, or declaration?  Zac, self-proclaimed reformed rigorist, talks about his story of nearly lapsing into the Old Calendar Church and why thinks sacramental rigorism is both dangerous, a-historical, and indefensible from an Eastern Orthodox perspective.    Read an in-depth article on rebaptism here: https://theoriatv.substack.com/p/rebaptism-patristic-consensus-or Prefer to watch this conversation? Do so here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_GFDHYCL9c Want more? Sub to our other channel, where we look at Orthodoxy in-depth, it's difficulties, it's politics, and more – including the struggles of life with children, special needs, chronic illness, LGBTQ detransitioners, and more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW43YVoETZaY38IERJuu3Pg  🙌 Join this channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join  ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com  📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:   On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Vs8WhZ Digital Copy: https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227  🎙️ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/intohell   🎙️Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/descent-into-hell-theoria-podcast/id1651232447 🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Q3O2ArwObTSSeb6VdLlMw  😀Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv  ⭐ SOCIAL⭐    Discord: https://discord.gg/jk6ZUwXGyW Telegram: Telegram: https://t.me/orthodoxchristianonline Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriatv/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoriatv TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriatv?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theoria​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos​​  ⭐ MERCH⭐   Merch Store: https://www.youtube.com/c/Theoria/store
01:23:14
December 27, 2022
How the Paranormal Brought a Lapsed Cradle Orthodox Back to the Faith | Descent Into Hell Episode #8
How the Paranormal Brought a Lapsed Cradle Orthodox Back to the Faith | Descent Into Hell Episode #8
🙌 Join this channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join  Zach shares his story of growing up in an Orthodox family and Eastern European culture... and the paranormal experiences that brought him back to the Faith.    ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com  📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:   On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Vs8WhZ Digital Copy: https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227  🎙️ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/intohell   🎙️Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/descent-into-hell-theoria-podcast/id1651232447 🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Q3O2ArwObTSSeb6VdLlMw  😀Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv  ⭐ SOCIAL⭐    Discord: https://discord.gg/jk6ZUwXGyW Telegram: Telegram: https://t.me/orthodoxchristianonline Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriatv/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoriatv TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriatv?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theoria​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos​​  ⭐ MERCH⭐    Merch Store: https://www.youtube.com/c/Theoria/store Theoria is a YouTube Channel started by an Eastern Orthodox Christian and professional, freelance videographer and animator in 2015. Since that time, we have produced a number of video series' explaining Eastern Orthodox doctrine and practice with the likes of Frederica Matthewes-Green, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Rod Dreher, and more.   Our goal is to produce quality videos and digestible YouTube shorts utilizing the rich theological tradition of the Church Fathers. We also seek to comment on cultural events from a paradigm within this same framework.  For business inquiries, tweet @TheoriaTV, message on Instagram @TheoriaTV, or email theoriavideos at gmail dot com.
51:47
December 20, 2022
From Fantasy to Phantoms: Imagination, God, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves | Descent into Hell Episode #7
From Fantasy to Phantoms: Imagination, God, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves | Descent into Hell Episode #7
Aaron, a former occultist, speaks about how certain games can lead to satanic worship. In this conversation, we discuss Magic the Gathering, Vampires and Masquerade, twitter, and much more.    🙌 Join this channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join   ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com   📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:  On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Vs8WhZ  Digital Copy: https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227   🎙️ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/intohell   🎙️Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/descent-into-hell-theoria-podcast/id1651232447  🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Q3O2ArwObTSSeb6VdLlMw   😀Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv   ⭐ SOCIAL⭐    Discord: https://discord.gg/jk6ZUwXGyW  Telegram: Telegram: https://t.me/orthodoxchristianonline  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriatv/?hl=en  Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoriatv  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriatv?lang=en  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theoria​​​  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos​​   ⭐ MERCH⭐    Merch Store: https://www.youtube.com/c/Theoria/store  Theoria is a YouTube Channel started by an Eastern Orthodox Christian and professional, freelance videographer and animator in 2015. Since that time, we have produced a number of video series' explaining Eastern Orthodox doctrine and practice with the likes of Frederica Matthewes-Green, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Rod Dreher, and more.   Our goal is to produce quality videos and digestible YouTube shorts utilizing the rich theological tradition of the Church Fathers. We also seek to comment on cultural events from a paradigm within this same framework.  For business inquiries, tweet @TheoriaTV, message on Instagram @TheoriaTV, or email theoriavideos at gmail dot com.
01:30:27
December 14, 2022
The Occult, Drugs as Sacrament, and the Journey to Orthodoxy | Descent into Hell Ep. #6
The Occult, Drugs as Sacrament, and the Journey to Orthodoxy | Descent into Hell Ep. #6
From interest in aliens to interacting with spirits, Aaron shares his experience of the occult and drug use as a method of breaking into the spiritual world – and what caused him to give it all up for the Orthodox faith. 🙌 Join this channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join  ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com  📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:   On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Vs8WhZ Digital Copy: https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227  🎙️ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/intohell   🎙️Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/descent-into-hell-theoria-podcast/id1651232447 🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Q3O2ArwObTSSeb6VdLlMw  😀 Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv  ⭐ SOCIAL⭐    Discord: https://discord.gg/jk6ZUwXGyW Telegram: Telegram: https://t.me/orthodoxchristianonline Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriatv/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoriatv TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriatv?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theoria​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos​​  ⭐ MERCH⭐   Merch Store: https://www.youtube.com/c/Theoria/store Theoria is a YouTube Channel started by an Eastern Orthodox Christian and professional, freelance videographer and animator in 2015. Since that time, we have produced a number of video series' explaining Eastern Orthodox doctrine and practice with the likes of Frederica Matthewes-Green, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Rod Dreher, and more.   Our goal is to produce quality videos and digestible YouTube shorts utilizing the rich theological tradition of the Church Fathers. We also seek to comment on cultural events from a paradigm within this same framework.  For business inquiries, tweet @TheoriaTV, message on Instagram @TheoriaTV, or email theoriavideos at gmail dot com.
01:23:28
December 03, 2022
The Hell of Body Dysmorphia: Male-to-Female-to-Male Shapeshifter speaks on trauma, identity, and homosexuality | Descent into Hell Ep. #5
The Hell of Body Dysmorphia: Male-to-Female-to-Male Shapeshifter speaks on trauma, identity, and homosexuality | Descent into Hell Ep. #5
Today I had the privilege of speaking with a YouTuber named Shapeshifter – a pseudonym he adopted to maintain safety and anonomity as he began to speak out against the dangers of transgender ideology.  The following interview contains content of a sexual nature. Our discussion openly discusses religious trauma, homosexuality, sexual reproductive organs, paraphilias, autogynaphilia, sexual desire, and one man’s journey from gender non-conforming boy to fully transitioned trans-woman, only to find that his transition was motivated by an internal disgust for his attraction to other men. Viewer discretion is advised.  Being aware that the Christian community has not acted with due charity to those still seeking answers in such areas, I have opted to disable the comments. And I would ask that you watch and listen with an open mind, love in your heart, and a prayer on your lips. 
01:02:41
November 21, 2022
How to be Effective in Orthodox Missions and Evangelism | Descent Into Hell #4
How to be Effective in Orthodox Missions and Evangelism | Descent Into Hell #4
Father Samuel Davis talks urban missions, ministry to black Americans, and why we need to reassess Orthodox evangelism in America. Descent into Hell is a podcast where an Orthodox Christian explores the cavernous underworld of human experience. Donate to Fr. Samuel Davis' ministry: https://crossbearing.org 🙌 Join this channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join ✍🏻 Interested in more in-depth content? Check out my substack: https://theoriatv.substack.com 📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:  https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227 🎙️ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/intohell 🎙️Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/descent-into-hell-theoria-podcast/id1651232447 🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Q3O2ArwObTSSeb6VdLlMw 😀Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv ⭐ SOCIAL⭐    Discord: https://discord.gg/jk6ZUwXGyW Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoriatv Our goal is to produce quality videos and digestible YouTube shorts utilizing the rich theological tradition of the Church Fathers. We also seek to comment on cultural events from a paradigm within this same framework.  For business inquiries, tweet @TheoriaTV, message on Instagram @TheoriaTV, or email theoriavideos at gmail dot com.
54:51
November 12, 2022
Top surgery, health complications, and detransitioning | a conversation with Camille | Descent into Hell Ep. #3
Top surgery, health complications, and detransitioning | a conversation with Camille | Descent into Hell Ep. #3
Camille was at her rope's end. She had tried everything. The only thing left to do was to have top surgery. Or so she thought. Maybe that would solve her problems. Maybe then she could live a fulfilled life.   Today, I am joined by Camille who talks about her experience identifying as non-binary, how it led to her top surgery, and why she regrets it.    Watch this interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LCpT6uYY_Ic  🙌 Join our YouTube channel to get access to exclusive membership perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A/join  📚 Buy my book, On Gender and the Soul:  https://theoria.creator-spring.com/listing/on-gender-and-the-soul?product=1227  😀Support our work and become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/theoriatv  ⭐ SOCIAL⭐    Discord: https://discord.gg/jk6ZUwXGyW Telegram: Telegram: https://t.me/orthodoxchristianonline Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriatv/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoriatv TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriatv?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theoria Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos ⭐ MERCH⭐   Merch Store: https://www.youtube.com/c/Theoria/store  Theoria is a YouTube Channel started by an Eastern Orthodox Christian and professional, freelance videographer and animator in 2015. Since that time, we have produced a number of video series' explaining Eastern Orthodox doctrine and practice with the likes of Frederica Matthewes-Green, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Rod Dreher, and more.   Our goal is to produce quality videos and digestible YouTube shorts utilizing the rich theological tradition of the Church Fathers. We also seek to comment on cultural events from a paradigm within this same framework.  For business inquiries, tweet @TheoriaTV, message on Instagram @TheoriaTV, or email theoriavideos at gmail dot com.
46:00
November 02, 2022
Transgender peer pressure, young girls, and how Emelie escaped | Descent into Hell Ep. #2
Transgender peer pressure, young girls, and how Emelie escaped | Descent into Hell Ep. #2
Emelie was young and socially awkward. She didn't have any friends and was frequently bullied... until she came out as transgender her junior year of high school. Convinced by her online trans community that her parents hated her, she harbored deep resentment against them for not being allowed to start cross-sex hormones and begin the process of physically transitioning.  But when turned 18 and her friends started to pressure her into getting hormones and surgery, something felt off.    This is a podcast by an Orthodox Christian who explores the dark, cavernous underworld of the human experience.  Watch this interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tbGZoAgLw8w YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXxULchJCYPZF4SlG8XS4A
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October 27, 2022
Trapped in the Wrong Body? Orthodox Faith and Gender Ideology | Lecture | Descent into Hell Ep. #1
Trapped in the Wrong Body? Orthodox Faith and Gender Ideology | Lecture | Descent into Hell Ep. #1
In this lecture, Ben explores the phenomenon of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD), compares it with Persistent Gender Dysphoria (or, early onset gender dysphoria), and discusses how society developed over the period of 300 years to make way for the rise of Transgenderism. He asks questions about what it means to be a Christian living in the world today and how we should approach the issues currently facing us.  Lecture at Saint Innocent Orthodox Church, Macon, GA. Watch this lecture on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VHWxzOu8n3M
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October 24, 2022