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 author...
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.
Here's the episode rundown:
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:
Mimi Bonhomme and Dr. Lana Holmes critique, expose and explain the New Age industry for listeners.
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. Lana Holme...
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 conversati...
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. :)