Well, this is certainly unexpected.
Actor Andrew Keegan, who is best known for his role in the film 10 Things I Hate about You, has started his own religion and spiritual movement called Full Circle.
Keegan and the rest of the Full Circle family currently meet in an old church building located in the heart of Venice, Calif., which they acquired in May in order to dedicate their lives to the religion.
One Vice reporter recently visited the Full Circle facility and shed some light on the group's unique faith. (Safe to say we'll never be able watch the dreamy Joey Donner in the same way.)
"When I visited the church, I was greeted at the door by a man who said his name was Third Eye," the author writes. "He quickly introduced me to the community pet Krishna, a giant talking parrot. Third Eye explained that he was part of the 'inner circle,' composed of eight core members, all of whom are led by the founder Andrew Keegan. All the members are 'enlightened' and have come together to initiate change. While they are cooperative, Keegan is the official leader who has, as Third Eye put it, the 'ultimate say on all things.'"
Described as "advanced spiritualism" or "the highest spiritualism founded on universal knowledge," Keegan founded Full Circle after he was attacked in 2011 by alleged Venice Beach gang members.
"The significance of this occurrence is that it happened at the same time the tsunami hit Japan," Keegan explained, nothing that the "synchronicity" of the events allowed him to realize his purpose in life.
"I had a moment where I was looking at a street lamp and it exploded," he told Vice. "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."
While we're not quite sure what all that means, Keegan insisted that Full Circle is not a cult (although he is described as the "ultimate decision maker").
"I very much speak what comes through [while] in the collective. We create a resonance of balance and equality of the crew," he said. "When you feel those chakras aligned, there's guided messaging coming in. If there is something of spiritual ego within that, it must not exist."
If you're scratching your head in disbelief you're certainly not alone—but hey, to each his own!