Crucialism is a unique integrated pastoral theology based on Thomistic psychomoralitics and the ethos theology of Crucial Christianity. The need for a psychomoralitically informed spiritual and pastoral direction is due to modern man's removal from natural law, and thus reality, that is made especially grievous with the advent of "technarcistic man." Today's technarcistic man in his misuse of technology, with its subsequent soul-deadening effects and concomitant narcissism, is ill prepared for and inured to the seeds of reality; and much less the Gospel.
Crucialism, in accord with psychomoralitics, essentially entails spiritual purgative abnegation of the pride and self-love for an increased openness to reality and Absolute Divine Reality. Crucialism, in accord with the psychomoralitic process, successfully entered into increases essential human well-being, or that which is uniquely human. Concomitant to this growth in essential human well-being, even though without formal intent or claim (see disclaimer below), there is a resultant diminishment of the symptomatic mental and behavioral disordering that the mental health profession defines itself by.
Crucialsim, in accord with psychomoralitics, prepares the soil of the soul so that spiritual seeds of reality--both natural and revealed--can germinate, take root, and flourish. This is done by the cultivation of the psychomoral realm so that the soul is open to reality and cleansed of that which would impede the flourishing of this openness. Psychomoralitics then is often a necessary remedial prerequisite for efficacious spiritual direction, which then weeds the soil of the soul and prunes and nurtures the now sprung psychomoral plant of essential human-well being.
Hear ye: Behold, the sower went out to sow. And whilst he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up. And other some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much earth; and it shot up immediately, because it had no depth of earth. And when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And some fell upon good ground; and brought forth fruit that grew up, and increased and yielded, one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred. MK 4:3-8