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Mimi Bonhomme and Dr. Lana Holmes critique, expose and explain the New Age industry for listeners.... Show More

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December 1, 2020 53 min

For our last episode of the season (meet you here again for season 2 in February, 2021!), we decided to take on a staple of New Age thinking and victim blaming: Abraham Hicks and The Law of Attraction, thanks in part to our listeners on Instagram and Facebook who encouraged us to talk about it.  If you've ever met a new ager or spiritual person in these COVID times who refuse to wear a mask or who believe they are spiritually ...

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We're very pleased to welcome our first podcast guest: author and philosopher Jules Evans, who is here to discuss his two must-read Medium pieces on Conspirituality and Nazi Hippies. 

Jules is a research fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London,  researching the history, philosophy and psychology of well-being, and how different cultures define and seek human flourishing. He is the auth...

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Have you ever been trolled online, called a "sheep" or "sheeple," or told to wake up by someone who says they’re all about the "love and light"? And why are there so many spiritual people into conspiracy theories anyway? In Episode 5: Conspiracies and Spiritual Bullies, we try to figure it all out and take an in-depth look at spiritual bullying in online communities.

 

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    In part 2 of our special on Empaths (listen here if you missed part 1), we dig a little deeper in trying to understand why so many people - especially women - choose to identify with a spiritual label that often times doesn't help in reconciling one's heightened sensitivity with other interrelated conditions.

     

    Namely, we discuss the following:

  • Could psychology's historic biases towards women and femmes could be to b...
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    July 26, 2020 43 sec

    Mimi Bonhomme and Dr. Lana Holmes critique, expose and explain the New Age industry for listeners.

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    Ever met a spiritual person who identified as an Empath but who didn’t show much empathy?

     

    Or Empaths who go through daily rituals like shielding from the world or people with bad vibes?

     

    Is it possible to have empathy for others when we believe our spirituality is solely about maintaining equilibrium, nurturing only happy thoughts or avoiding negativity? 

     

    In Part 1 of their special on new age spirituality and empathy, Dr...

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    Please note this episode was recorded on June 4, 2020.

    In this episode, we discuss New Age's problem with Black Lives Matter, specifically practitioners who profess that "All Lives Matter" or who identify as "color blind." Dr. Lana Holmes explains why refusing to acknowledge systematic racism is harmful and opens up about her painful interactions with white spiritual practitioners. This is an important conversa...

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    June 9, 2020 33 min

    From formal introductions to New Age and white supremacy: we've got the goods!

    And yes, we're aware our audio sounds horrible. It's our first episode and we're in two different countries. Be kind. :) 

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