In 2020, menacing propaganda began streaming into the yoga and wellness worlds. Charismatic influencers read the room, and poured their talents for emotional exploitation into increasingly morbid themes:
- A pandemic exploited or even created by shady governments.
- Racial conflicts provoked by media elites.
- A PCR test designed to strip your freedom, and a vaccine designed to erase your soul.
Suddenly, all the yoga classes, meditation seminars, sound-healing workshops and magical supplements took on apocalyptic necessity. Desperate times called for divine remedies. Engagement surged.
Not only did this wave of alluring panic face little resistance — something held the door open. “Conspirituality” — an online horseshoeing of right-wing persecution complexes and leftish spiritual hope — had been a feature of this culture for decades. It groomed the vulnerable for QAnon. It also gave QAnon a socially acceptable face.
The Conspirituality Report is an evolving distillation of the past year of my reporting and podcast work on the spirituality, history, politics, economy, and technology of this movement. In the background lies my investigative journalism on yoga and Buddhist cults.
My contact page is always open for tips and topics.
- Introducing the Conspirituality Report (YogAnon 2020 timeline)
- Hello YogAnon! Part One: The Spirituality Hijack
- Glowing Mama Anti-Masker: Toronto Influencer Socially Toilets in Health Food Store
- Hello, YogAnon. Pt. 2: Nazis. Loved. Yoga.
- JP Sears Monetizes His Baby Son: Conspirituality Puts Children in the Downline.
- Conspirituality and Soft Religious Zealotry:A COVID-Contrarian Doctor Implies Reincarnation is the Answer
- Hello, YogAnon. Pt. 3: Selfish Care Rituals
- Hello, YogAnon. Pt. 4: Algorithmic Charisma
- If They Got Out of QAnon or That Anti-Vax Group…
- Terror and Salvation from Plandemic Director…