Long-term readers will remember that I’m working on a PhD about a field called Metaphysical Conspiracism, in which the holism and millennialism of the New Age Milieu is combined with a theodicy drawn from conspiracism, frequently involving UFOs.
Any doubts as to the existence of such a field should be put aside after the 11.11.11 release of the film Thrive: What on Earth will it Take?, and associated website. Here’s the official blurb:
THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
The production standards are unusually high – perhaps because it was made, written and presented by Foster Gamble, heir to the (considerable) Procter and Gamble fortune. Which has led to some conspiracy theories of its own. But this one has everything – UFOs, crop circles, New World Order, David Icke, a coming “awakening”, the Rothschilds. Most importantly for me, it is clear evidence of how some fully-signed-up, meditating, vegan, reflexology New Agers turn to NWO conspiracies to explain why the New Age hasn’t come yet.
And don’t tell anyone, but the whole thing’s here.