In which we discuss the future of the newsletter, some new subject matters, and correct some mistakes. Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 44 seconds. Contains 948 words
This new investigation sounds fascinating and necessary. I recommend the works of Peter Levenda; a bit of a crank, but you're well-equipped to sift the wheat from the chaff, and he's highly informative about stuff most of us never heard of.
1) I'm really looking forward to New Age investigation, it's a mess and hard to grasp, I don't know much about it and would love to know more.
About nazi/far right stuff, I know it is important, but you have to do it really well to make it as interesting as other fringe topics. You know, to not repeat all the things said in these podcasts, but make it interesting and understandable for people who didn't listen to it.
2) My advice is "Don't assume anyone knows shit about topics you are writing about". When it comes to fringe topics, most people (myself included) have random bits of information, probably not the ones you have. With this New Age part, topic sounds super interesting, but I don't know anything about these Awakenings and I don't understand Hermeticism or Esoteric Chirstianity.
I would like to write more, but my phone is doing strange things and I'm tired, so thanks for the mail and see you tomorrow
These topics totally line up with my own interests, so I of course say go for them! I have two suggestions for research venues, if you haven't already read them:
1) The work of Arthur Goldwag on American conspiracies and the far-right. Especially his book "The New Hate". His blog offers a peek into his mindset: https://arthurgoldwag.wordpress.com/
2) John Michael Greer (of Archdruid Report/Ecosophia) has been doing a series on the history of Magic in America, which could offer some good tidbits and starting points for an investigation of the occult, spiritualism, and hermetic philosophy in the the West. I think the first post in the series is here: (https://www.ecosophia.net/a-magic-republic/)
I'm excited to read what you come up with!