The grip of the Great Spiritual Blockade remains, although the religions and philosophies of the great sages have been slowly fading in the West, replaced not with another religion or political philosophy but with the great license of libertarian individualism, or the nothingness of hedonistic nihilism, or in the middle-east with a fundamentalist Islam. Science has tried to remain materialistically neutral which has led to its general social impotence. Modern versions of evolutionary religion or spirituality are often updates of Buddhism dealing with or dismissing the material world using the old perspective of so-called non-material inward bliss and a non-material God, e.g. Ken Wilber.
Theological materialism and the projected Theoevolutionary Church conservatively overcomes the Great Spiritual Blockade with the Twofold Path, by including the great sages of the Blockade in the Involutionary Inward Path to the symbolic-experience of the Father Within, even as it is transformed in the Evolutionary Outward Path of material and supermaterial evolution to ascending levels of real Godhood. The old God or Father Within experienced as ascetic bliss is included but Godhood is seen as attained in reality through the Outward Path of material and supermaterial evolution. Science and religion can live in harmony with identity politics and an ethnopluralism of ethnostates for all as we unblock the Great Spiritual Blockade so that we may get on with evolving toward unending levels of Godhood in the cosmos.