ImprovisationalMillennialism (ThoughtStorms)

The situation diagnosed by MichaelBarkun in ACultureOfConspiracy.

Whereby people invent their own spiritual / religious beliefs.

It's not exactly new, but it's enabled by the cross-pollination between various fringe or alt beliefs initially in specialist bookshops / magazines and now the internet. Lots of ConspiracyTheories / FakeNews etc. evolves the same way. It's an extremely competitive / fast moving memetic ecology.

In a sense this has always been the way of esotericism. Think of the TheoSophists or AleisterCrowley mixing up theosophy, Eastern religions with cabala and Satanism.

It's bricolage.

LinkBin

Added 2018-11-08 : Originally 2018-11-08

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/ritual-design-lab-secular-atheist/559535/

Added 2018-11-08 : Originally 2018-11-08

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/11/black-millennials-african-witchcraft-christianity/574393/


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