Esotericism, Censorship, and Politics Left and Right

In light of revelations that the British government has asked internet service providers to block “esoteric material”, we discuss what esotericism is, how it has become a part of radical Left- and Right-wing politics, and esoteric interpretation and religion.

Some of the themes we touch on are esotericism versus religious literalism, Freemasonry, the radical Right, the radical Left, and Occupy Wall Street.



The M. R. Bawa Muhaiyadeen Fellowship.
Page on Islamic esotericism at
Defining Esotericism from a Masonic Perspectivemore by Shawn Eyer (pdf)
Some Remarks on  the Study of Western Esotericism  Wouter J. Hanegraaff


Battle of the Beanfield on Youtube.
The Battle of the Beanfield Edited by Andy Worthington
Occupy Wall Street website
Adbusters citing Pentti Linkola
Arktos Media
Umberto Eco on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

[1] Sites linked to above do not necessarily represent the views of People of Shambhala, its editor, or persons associated with PoS.


Podcast credits:

Music by Lino Rise (
Lino Rise – “Initiate Frame I”.