Speculative Science vs. Conspiracy Theory vs. Hermetic Science

The dividing line between those who seriously study and practice hermetic science, conspiracy theorists and devotees of fabulist histories is often a murky one. All these groups believe there are occult truths unknown or unacknowledged by the masses and various authorities for any one of a dozen different reasons ranging from cluelessness to nefarious purposes. That’s why all these folks fascinate me offering insight and cautionary tales and sometimes a kernel of useless data waiting to have multiple layers of hysterical or smug delusion peeled away.

The Sunday New York Times recently ran a feature on an especially complicated matter of an obstensibly scientific theory about a 13,000 year old comet crash becoming enmeshed with conspiracy theory of that theory’s supposed suppression and then that theory’s use in supporting fanciful accounts of Paleolithic history – ATLANTIS OF COURSE! In an interesting turn of events, the core members of the team proposing this series had a book titled “The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes” published by an imprint of Inner Traditions before their scholarly study appeared in the Proceedings of of the National Academy of Sciences journal.


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