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3.0 out of 5 stars Ora et Labora!, 29 Dec 2008
This review is from: Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out (Paperback)
This is an important book, not so much because of its details, but because of its being in existence at all, rather as the flying machines of Leonardo da Vinci are important even though they could never fly. The point is that Leonardo had the idea that a heavier than air machine could fly at all, in principle.

The authors come out of the Alice Bailey/Agni Yoga (invented by Helena Roerich)/ latter day Findhorn sphere of intellectuality. That includes a huge over-estimation of the United Nations and its positive role in the world, which might have been justified in 1945 but scarcely so now! And the Roerichs were, to some extent, used by Bolshevist forces, notably Lunacharsky. That must make their pronouncements suspect, despite Nikolai Roerich's lovely paintings, which I have seen at his Museum in New York City (recommended).

I cannot agree with some of the conclusions reached, such as that the so-called "Ageless Wisdom" equates the Good with "the good of the greatest number"...From a Christian point of view (occult or exoteric), that must be seen as theological Error with a capital "E"! In fact, the fact that the wisdom is termed "Ageless" would seem to indicate a progress only in a circle, the Serpent swallowing its own tail (the symbol of the Theosophical Society) or Nietzsche's Ring of Eternal Recurrence. No.

The important positive point about this book is that it does show that purely spiritual effort can have actual effects in the physical world.
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