Nazi Hippies: When the New Age and Far Right Overlap

Both the New Age and the far right are drawn to conspiracy theories

QAnon supporters wait for a military flyover during Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Astrology

Dowsing/divining

Ley lines

Alternative medicine

Parapsychology

Wholeness/holism/whole earth/eco-fascism

Mind-altering drugs

Occult theories

Hitler as guru

Hitler selling his fantasy of German supremacy. It rapidly fell apart when it came into contact with reality, but that didn’t stop him from leading Germany into a death spiral. Photo: Heinrich Hoffmann/Getty Images

Conspiracy theories and the cosmic battle between us and them

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.