For a few years in the 1990s, Andrew Keegan owned the hearts of every single girl under the age of 14. You couldn’t purchase anything at the grocery store without being bombarded by his face on teen magazines. His hair was perfect. His bone structure ideal. His acting skills were … OK.
But time marched on and he fell out of favor. He stopped being an adorable teen and his body turned on him, making him an adult man. As quickly as he came, he was gone from the public eye.
What’s he been up to, you wonder?
Just inventing a religion. NBD.
The 35-year-old former teen heartthrob has launched a Venice Beach, Calif.,-based spiritual movement called Full Circle.
The movement claims, per a statement on their official website, to be the “home of a conscious social movement, we provide an experimental environment designed to creatively expand consciousness through visual and performing arts, movement classes, workshops, forums and healing therapies.”
Sounds reasonable. Hell, it sounds more reasonable than 99 percent of the other religions out there.
Keegan says he had a revelation after being attacked by gang members in Venice Beach on March 11, 2011 — the same day the tsunami hit Japan. The timing of those events would later reveal its power and significance in how “synchronicity” helped him discover his true calling.
“I had a moment where I was looking at a street lamp and it exploded,” he explained. “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.”
Keegan explains that these were some of the incidents that led him to conclude that “the mission is to take the war out of our story, which is essentially peace, but activated peace.”
Not convinced? Let this 90-second recruitment video wash your brain.