Who are the ‘conspiratualists’?
18 Mar 2021
Who are the ‘conspiratualists’?

Alternative forms of belief are increasingly infiltrating mainstream culture, with ‘conspiritualism’ gaining mass exposure following the storming of the Capitol Building. But who are the ‘conspiritualists’? And why might the ‘brovolution’ create problems for conventional healthcare?

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a journalist, writer, yoga teacher, and ‘cult survivor’. He is the author of eight books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, including Threads of Yoga: A Remix of the Patanjali’s Sutras. He runs the Conspirituality podcast.

David Voas

David Voas is a co-author of ‘The Emergence of Conspirituality’, which in 2011 introduced the term ‘conspirituality’ into discussions of beliefs and attitudes in contemporary society. He is a professor at University College London, where he led the UCL Social Research Institute until 2020. He is also a demographer and sociologist of religion and he sits on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sociology and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Freddie Mason

Dr.Freddie Mason received his doctorate from the Royal College of Art in 2019, where he researched the history and futures of viscosity and viscous materiality. The fruits of this work formed a book, The Viscous: Slime, Stickiness, Fondling, Mixtures (New York: Punctum Books 2020). He regularly gives talks, teaches, writes and makes films on matters related and unrelated to his material specialisms. He is currently working on a new book about the history of texture in food and art.