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Re: Pagans/New Age and the far right
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2014, 03:48:52 am »
New Agers tend to lean toward the Left, but there is a very distinct divide between New Agers and Pagans. Most of the Pagans I have encountered lean toward the right, often even toward a sort of Fundamental Paganism. They are typically individualists and capitalists with a strong sense of tribalism and little regard for people outside of their tribe. Because they embrace magical thinking, they tend to be big on the "personal responsibility" trope, and are essentially Calvinist Pagans; if things go wrong in someone's life, it's because they are doing things wrong, aren't doing magick right, have offended the Gods, etc.

Therefore, by extension, they feel comfortable taking full credit for everything that goes right in their lives; if they are making money it's fully to their own credit, because they did the right magicks and pray to the right Gods, etc.

Of course, like all such individualists, they also tend to be enormous hypocrites, and see nothing wrong with being on welfare or otherwise living off the kindness of others while simultaneously condemning those on welfare, because in their case it's always special and justified, not like those other people.

Broadly speaking, I'd agree, but you see a lot of those traits among the New Agers as well, which lead to similar places.

My experience with New Agers is largely limited to Pacific NW US New Agers, which is a very narrow category.
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Re: Pagans/New Age and the far right
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2014, 05:03:04 am »
Thanks, Cain...
I mean... I'm appalled but not surprised? 

Well, my brain just started to slip a little bit.

No shit...

I note a number of New-Agers remind me very much of Prosperity gospel types.
They have less Jesus, and more belief that hanging out with "negative" people might somehow bring them bad luck as well.
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Re: Pagans/New Age and the far right
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2014, 06:15:59 am »
I run into new agers on facebook all the time, it's hard to avoid them when you post things about cards. (They consider all that their domain, but can't be bothered to learn the reading methods.For the most part they just collect decks and pull stuff out of their ass). Facebook new agers are pretty indistinguishable from pagans, other than not being into "the 'old' religion" so much as other crap like "Journey of Souls". It's the same gentle-veneer-on-control-freaks persona.
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Re: Pagans/New Age and the far right
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2014, 02:35:22 am »
Incorporation of new age woo-woo shit into far-right propaganda, and vice versa, certainly wasn't something that was new as of the 1990's. It goes back at least as farmas Nazi Germany
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Re: Pagans/New Age and the far right
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2014, 05:25:17 pm »
The hell you say!
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