SCIENCE AND SALVATION by Robert S. de Ropp

SCIENCE AND SALVATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a high minded, slightly hot-headed, but generally intense and interesting work, Robert de Ropp asks questions, gives answers. Can man be saved? Yes, if he unites the science of the steersman (Cybernctics) with the spiritual discipline and dynamism of the navigator (Creative Psychology); if he understands that man's history shows not failure of nerve but failure in adaptation, an evolutionary error producing a ""delusion-creating mechanism"", resulting in ego deceptions (the 5 degrees of Maya), of which all the Avatars warned (Erishna, Lao-tse, Socrates, Zoroaster, Jesus) and all the modern day of the Avatars are rewarding (Jung, James, Riesman, Fromm, Rollo May). Intivization during peace, Anhilation through war- these are the products of the Antichrists, the psychogenic antigospels of Marxism and Naziism, the debauched prop of Dostovsky, Nietzsche. Degeneration is of the mass, regeneration only of the individual. We must throw out the old religious dogmas and traditions and find again the original spring of the psyche, man's real relationship to God and nature, producing a long term total transformation in which the uses of knowledge and the strivings of mysticism meet. Sing song excitement, simplistic sparkles in another richly rhe searching for way out book.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1962
ISBN: 1162916052
Publisher: St Martin's Press