Politics in Esoterics, Really?
Egads! Has politics infected the world of Laurency and Pythagorean Hylozoics? I have just read an Internet Blog post by one Håkan Blomqvist entitled “The Henry T. Laurency Esoteric Legacy”. A partial excerpt (and exact quote) of this post reads as follows …
“I discovered the books by Laurency in the late 1970s and contacted Lars Adelskogh who legacy of the Laurency archives. Between 1981-1986 I was associated with Lars Adelskogh subsequently became the director of the Henry T. Laurency Foundation and heir to the studying and promoting the books by Laurency. Unfortunately this partnership came to a sad end when I discovered that Adelskogh mixed his interest for esotericism with political right wing extremism and antisemitism. In 1986 this came as a chock to me and resulted a period of complete scepticism to all things esoteric and spiritual. Instead I became a member of the Swedish Secular Humanist Association and in a cultural radical and anti-cult tradition wrote several very critical articles on esotericism, Laurency and Adelskogh. I was then of the opinion that esotericism actually could be regarded as a front for right wing politics.”
The complete blog post of this excerpt can be found if you care to Google the author’s name and post title. Comments anyone?