How 'Conspirituality' Wrecked The Wellness World And Destroyed Our Response To COVID-19
Conspiracy theories are ripping apart the fabric of our society, and if we don't act soon the consequences could be fatal.
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by Ben Cohen
Over the past year, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time analyzing the various conspiracy theories that have taken off during the Coronavirus pandemic. I have also studied the personalities involved in creating and spreading these conspiracy theories, and have come to some alarming conclusions.
I believe that society is experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis that is manifesting itself through these increasingly rabid conspiracy theory movements. There has also been a convergence of far right conspiracy theory and New Age spiritualism — or “Conspirituality” — that is widening the reach of these once fringe communities.
The consequences for society are grave, and it is vital we understand how this happened, and what we can do about it.
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