“You can’t turn off the self-making circuitry.

You can only redirect it.
Magicians bolt themselves into a “magical system”.
Religious people create a sky daddy (in general) and bolt themselves into that.
Spiritual people create a “higher self” and insert “themselves” into that system.
It’s all in an effort to not be alone in a big scary Universe and to avoid death.
Only, humans were never alone..
But we haven’t evolved enough yet to understand that;
that death while inevitable is not a tragedy nor a loss of beauty.
If one thing is certain, we need to do a better job with “magic”, religion,
spirituality, UFOlogy (a religion) and all the rest. They don’t work very well
and cause much pain and destruction.
Together, we can do better.