My friend Warren Bonett is compiling a book about Atheism in Australia. He’s the owner of Embiggen Books, a really cool art gallery and bookshop specializing in science and skepticism.
Warren is on the frontlines of skepticism because his bookstore is located in Noosaville, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. This is a hotspot of new age spiritualism.
I’m contributing a chapter to his book, about spiritualism, and I’m amused and horrified at the gamut of these beliefs and practices. In researching my essay I’ve overdosed on nuttery: the cherry picking of religion and philosophy, colonic irrigation, purgation, silence retreats (clothing optional), fruitarianism, Noni juice and “Quantum” everything…
What is spiritualism to you?
What do you think are some of the weirder elements of spiritualism?
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