I am not claiming that New Age spirituality inevitably leads to extremist politics. There are plenty of New Age centrist liberals, who are open to ecstatic experiences and non-materialist metaphysics, and also into critical thinking and democratic processes. I try to achieve that balance myself.
Thank you for such a lucid piece on this overlap, and for acknowledging at the end that there are those of us who do not fall prey to extremism or conspiratorial thinking. As someone who has had many ecstatic experiences, I've made an effort to remain grounded and rational. This trend has certainly challenged a number of my relationships with people in my spiritual community. I wrote a similar piece a while back, which you may find of interest: https://medium.com/discourse/what-trump-ronan-farrow-plandemic-all-have-in-common-a9c678507ce0