Nadia Idle, Keir Milburn and Jeremy Gilbert are back to discuss the recent rise of conspiratorial thinking within New Age, spiritual and ‘wellness’ communities, and what implications this has for the Left, with music by David Bowie, Mark Stewart and Coki.
Edited and produced by Olivia Humphreys and Matt Huxley.
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Music: Black Sabbath – Paranoid / Mark Stewart + Maffia – None Dare Call It Conspiracy / David Bowie – Moonage Daydream / The Stooges – TV Eye / Coki – Mood Dub / David Bowie – Rock’n’Roll Suicide.
Books: Frederic Jameson – The Postmodern Condition / Jean-Francois Lyotard – The Condition of Postmodernity / Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49 / Dan Hind – The Return of the Public: Democracy, Power and the Case for Media Reform / Clare Birchall – Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip / Jack Bratich – Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture / Alan Piper – Strange Drugs Makes For Strange Bedfellows: Ernst Junger, Albert Hofmann and the Politics of Psychedelics.
Listen to our Microdose with Erik Davis here. Erik is the author of TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape, Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica, and High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. You can also sign up for his excellent Substack.
Psymposia are an organisation making sense of the complex connections between drugs, science, capitalism, policy and culture.
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