Fear and Loathing in New Religious Movements

I find it useful to think with Hunter S. Thompson about a few things, especially fear, loathing, and drugs. This seems instructive for thinking about the status of psychedelics in New Religious Movements (NRMs). I’m interested in thinking about¬†different kinds of fear and loathing that are experienced by practitioners of New Religious Movements who useContinue reading “Fear and Loathing in New Religious Movements”

Psychedelic Apocalypticism

Psychedelic drugs play a significant role in many religious traditions, including ancient and indigenous religions as well as new religious movements, such as those of New Age communities and forms of Earth-based spirituality.¬† Due to some widespread sociopolitical biases that became prominent during the 1960s, psychedelics are understudied in religious studies and other fields ofContinue reading “Psychedelic Apocalypticism”