To be skeptical about vaccines, environmental threats, etc. Wisely, able to think for yourself, be free. Or is it some kind of authority complex?
My experience of newer spirituality is that there is a charged relationship to things like ordinary science (both climate, vaccines for example), academic research, the Church o priests, ordinary psychiatry, etc. Establishment. A kind of attempt at detronization.
Sometimes, perhaps for good reason, to be a little skeptical, cautious. But that it can seem so predictable, that if you are skeptical of one, then you are often against other similar things as well?
That the establishment belongs to the old paradigm, they do the best they can, possibly, in good faith, unless they are corrupt… (“lizards”). While the new-age philosophy represents a new, “complete” paradigm, which is superior to… “Lightworkers”, etc.
(Then you can take this even further… to the view of parents, what one inherits and possibly stands in a kind of debt of gratitude because of?, previous generations, but where the new-age philosophy teaches that you have everything with you when you are born, the family is just a kind of planting vessel, the parents only fellow hikers… That is, this “establishment” is also questioned, or detronated.)
If you are a climate skeptic, you seem to be a vaccine skeptic to a greater extent than would be “statistically” justified, if you say, because the areas have nothing more in common than that these are large, complex issues, which experts, educated people are engaged in and needed to… And my impression is that just such establishment contempt? is especially common in alternative spiritual circuits. […]
It is not only new age spirituality of course, it is with many other signs, the rebellious, although the new-age philosophy has it to a greater extent, attractive. “To have given birth to oneself” (without either parents or ancestors, hardly a god who deserves a grateful thought)… Now I’m just spinning on, but for me, this is central, important stuff. […] And, as I said, it’s rather hierarchy that I think is the dirty, what’s repelled, not group.
“Hierarchy” with only ONE exception, practically (and I have drilled properly into the phenomenon, I think!), it is “The Enlightened”, the one or individuals who one believes have perfected the spiritual evolution, crème de la crème…
The enlightened ones they are toning down into some omnipotent, omniscient, all-loving category that is beyond anything… But one day you will be like them, you lie as if in the overtaking lane, pull by, the brilliant goal makes everything else “hiearchic” seem unimportant, wrong and illusory.