67 minutes | Dec 11, 2020

Interview - Matthew Remski on Conspirituality

Jonathan talks with Matthew Remski, the co-host of the Conspirituality podcast, on the merger between the worlds of spirituality and of grand conspiracy theories. The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a rise in people who believe that nothing is as it seems, that everything is connected, and that the world is on the verge of a major awakening. Matthew himself once trusted his intuitive knowledge of his body until it landed him in the hospital.   2:22 What is conspirituality 6:41 The yearning for an awakening 11:00 Intuition as a guide to knowledge 16:50 The red pill… and the black pill 23:45 The X-Files 29:19 JP Sears and COVID-19 38:11 The self vs. the common good 42:00 The false medical claims of yoga 47:20 Manipulative fraud or self-deluded? 52:36 How Matthew talks to conspiritualists 1:00:35 Conspirituality in 2021     * Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.   To contribute to The Body of Evidence, go to our Patreon page at: http://www.patreon.com/thebodyofevidence/.   Patrons get a bonus show on Patreon called “Digressions”! Check it out!     Links: 1) Matthew Remski’s Conspirituality podcast: https://conspirituality.net/ 2) Matthew Remski’s website: https://matthewremski.com/wordpress/ 3) Matthew Remski on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthewremski 4) The 2011 paper that defined “conspirituality”: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13537903.2011.539846 5) Jonathan’s article on JP Sears: https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/covid-19-critical-thinking-pseudoscience/clown-prince-wellness 6) Conspirituality podcast episode on BKS Iyengar: https://conspirituality.net/wellness/bonus-yoga-teachers-are-not-doctors-doctors-are-not-priests/ 7) Jonathan’s article on Sayer Ji: https://mcgill.ca/oss/article/pseudoscience/popular-health-guru-sayer-ji-curates-scientific-literature-his-bachelors-degree-philosophy 8) Matthew’s article on QAnon in Canada: https://thewalrus.ca/when-qanon-came-to-canada/
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