Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Margaret Sanger's Despair

Another revealing article from the archives of the NOR.
Toward the end of her life, she confessed that she had long ago "entrusted her spirit" to the Rosicrucian Society, yet she seemed to know little about the Society. In 1951, when she was in her 70s, she enrolled in a Rosicrucian mail-order course to learn more. From that course she became convinced that she would not die because, as her biographer reports, she saw that she "embodied the aspirations of all women on earth" and was "their chosen agent of liberation." Evidently, the Rosicrucians were not in the business of teaching humility! In 1954 she said in an interview that she liked the Rosicrucians "because of their interest in the enhanced spiritual powers of women and their sympathy for political feminism." In this fake spirituality she found fleeting compensation for the brutal emptiness of her scientific materialism.
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4 comments:

elisa said...

Thanks for this interesting article. I wish I could understand why she's considered "great" because she doesn't deserve it.

elena maria vidal said...

No she doesn't.

Anonymous said...

I read the whole article. She had a disgusting character.

elena maria vidal said...

Indeed. Yet such a person has shaped our world.....