Re: Theos-World understanding or attacking Theosophy?
Mar 05, 2002 12:29 PM
by Bill Meredith
Hi Adelasie, here is yet another view from Einstein which you may find
In Berlin in February 1921 Einstein received from a woman in Vienna a letter
imploring him to tell her if he had formed an opinion as to whether the soul
exists and with it personal, individual development after death. There were
other questions of a similar sort. On 5 February 1921 Einstein answered at
some length. Here in part is what he said:
The mystical trend of our time, which shows itself particularly in the
rampant growth of the so-called Theosophy and Spiritualism, is for me no
more than a symptom of weakness and confusion.
Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions and combinations of
sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seems to me to be
empty and devoid of meaning.
Albert Einstein: The Human Side,
Selected and Edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman,
Princeton University Press, 1979. p. 40
copied here from: http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/einprayr.htm
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