Colonized Spirituality

From The SpiritWiki

Colonized Spirituality is spirituality captured and corrupted by the rich in ways that support hierarchy, priviledge, and power over others. Colonized spirituality may be divided into Esoteric Religion which is spirituality accessible only be elites in exclusive institutions, and Exoteric Religion which is spirituality delivered “for free” to the masses.

Syncretic Terms

Colonized Spirituality > Elite Religion, Elite Spirituality, Mainstream Spirituality

Related LP Terms

Colonized Spirituality > Authentic Religion, Authentic Spirituality, Esoteric Religion, Exoteric Religion, Ideological Institution, Symbol Factory

Non-LP Related Terms

Colonized Spirituality > Religion


Colonized Spirituality > Christianity


Representatives of Colonized Spirituality often suggest that only “the chosen few” are able to, or worthy enough, to make this type of realization/connection. This is exactly the position taken by an influential English occultist who tells us that “very few in life ... can attain to the full realization of their divine origin and nature.” [1]


  1. Regardie, Israel. The Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic. St Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn, 2004. p. 1