Sunday, June 20, 2021

#2474: Ruth Angela

Young-earth creationists struggle to understand the basics of the theory of evolution, and although we’ve had ample opportunity to deal with creationists, there are other groups that struggle with the fundamental ideas of evolution, too, as exemplified e.g. by the book The Guru’s Gift: A Kundalini Awakening. Presented in a press release asWaking up to Our True Nature – Kundalini Awakening: The next phase of human evolution,” the book is published by Lotus-Blessings, which is not only a vanity press, but the website of its author, Ruth Angela. Now, even having seen some excerpts, it is hard to pin down Angela’s misunderstanding in detail – apparently, Kundalini is “the feminine aspect of God inside us comparable to active nuclear power,” whose awakening through meditation will “negate” our limitations and bring us to the “cusp of a new stage of human evolution” – given that the whole thing is a spectacular mess of incoherent New Age and self-help ramblings, but at least the book promises to take up “subjects such as: reincarnation, time and the human mind, flight in the body, visiting other planets, extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, out-of-body travel, healing by intention, healing modalities, entities, elementals, parallel universes, the third eye, the pineal gland, co-creation, time fluctuations, magic, Kumbhak breath, double vision, involution vs. evolution and so forth.” If you think this is what you need, it certainly is not what you need. Don’t listen to gurus.


Diagnosis: Ok, so given that her mind runs on nebulous associations of incoherent, sparkling idea fumes, it might be misleading to say that she misunderstands evolution. It’s more a matter of appropriation. Dingbat nonsense it is in any case.


Hat-tip: Sensuous curmudgeon

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