Why is it that so many people within “New Age spirituality” end up wrong & at odds with consensus on – in short – all the burning issues? 😳 First there was the climate change. Trump… Then came Covid. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
I have some hypotheses myself. The observation is correct, I know. But how to explain it all? I think there are several pieces in it… A rebellious, binary “you-understand-nothing! (so the truth must be the other way around)” type of attitude explains some of it, I think.
How do you manage to preserve this authority sceptical, youthful way of looking at the world. In part a guess it has to do with adopting a way of experiencing the world where you work with – and are dazzled by! – “absolute quantities” … Ordinary people are not. I.e., Absolute infallible knowledge, Absolute, pure love, an Absolutely paradise-like way of organizing a society, perfect leaders (A future loving “World Kingdom”), etc. Shades fading away and compromises are seen as something bad.
The US/NATO countries/West have been & are themselves involved in a lot of (imperfect) shady business. Well. Hasn’t the U.S. invaded themselves? Didn’t Sweden ravaged Ukraine 500 years ago, etc…
This philosophy of perfection makes it more difficult (and “easier”, of course, in some way, although the result get grossly simplistic & wrong) to navigate the world, both in time and space.