Occult Spirituality with Dr Tara Isabella Burton

Mere FidelityOn this week’s Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I were joined by Dr Tara Isabella Burton to discuss the rise in occult spirituality. The following are some of the articles and books mentioned in the course of the episode:

The Rise of Progressive Occultism” by Tara Isabella Burton

The Religious Hunger of the Radical Right” by Tara Isabella Burton

The Religious Hunger That Drives Jordan Peterson’s Fandom:
Jordan Peterson, The Alt-Right, and the Reactionary Allure of Mythology” by Tara Isabella Burton

Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right by Angela Nagle

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2 thoughts on “Occult Spirituality with Dr Tara Isabella Burton

  1. A great episode. I got the impression Jordan Peterson was being alluded to among the New Atavists. Was that your impression as well? What are your thoughts on Peterson in regard to this subject?

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  2. Pleased you liked it! Yes, she was alluding to Peterson. I think Peterson is definitely speaking to something of a hunger for spirituality, one that returns and appeals to older ways of inhabiting the world, but one that is more masculine in its flavour than those Burton is describing.

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