The Politics and Cosmology of New Age Spirituality, with Susannah Crockford

Sam Mickey

This week’s episode of Spotlights is the second part of a two-part interview with Susannah Crockford, PhD, author of Ripples of the Universe: Spirituality in Sedona, Arizona (University of Chicago Press, 2021), which explores intersections of religion, politics, race, class, and nature in Sedona, Arizona. We talk more about her book and its direct relevance to current events in United States politics, including the intersection of new age spirituality and conspiracy theories, as seen in people like Jake Angeli (QAnon Shaman).

You can watch the episode below or listen to it here.

An archive of previous episodes can be found here, with audio versions available here.