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Childrens Schools Ideal For Cult Recruitment and PR
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: July 15, 2022 11:41PM

Some educational projects such as the Waldorf schools and parts of the homeschooling movement are tied to high demand cultic groups (Waldorf is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner whose organization has been described as cultic.

Children's schools and schooling are excellent venues in which to perpetrate cultic outreach -- and PR.

Parents are anxious people - it goes with the territory.

Parents with children at a school spend consecutive years associating with the school and its teachers. Trusting relationships develop. The teachers and school bureaucracy learn a great deal about a family's social standing and finances.

If a family tragedy hits, this is the time of crisis and transition where recruitment into the cult operating the school is easily done.

Many parents, desperately busy with a multitude of responsibilities, are often subject to time pressure deadlines when making school applications. We often associate cults with weirdo preachers and exotic gurus, not to kindergarten teachers or grade schools.

Public Relations

Providing affordable schooling with a good reputation is a great way for a group to foster stellar community reputation while hiding its own "family secrets". In any controversy, parents of students and school alumni will leap to defend something associated with their own cozy memories.

Examples of cultic set ups tied to children' schooling.

Homeschooling Cults

[www.google.com]

Waldorf/Anthropsophy

Waldorf Critics

[www.waldorfcritics.org]

[parenting.kars4kids.org]

Our Brush With Rudolf Steiner
[www.waldorfcritics.org]

Spotlight on Anthroposophy
[www.waldorfcritics.org]

The Anthroposophical Indoctrination of Students
in Steiner-Waldorf Schools

[steinermentary.com]

[steinermentary.com]

[steinermentary.com]



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Ibn Arabi's description of which Sufis not to follow
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: August 03, 2022 07:23PM

Before large numbers of Sufi Muslims became economically secure in Western countries, Western wishful thinkers and crooks who prey on wishful thinkers could write any kind of nonsense about Sufism and Sufis. Sufi authors such as Ibn Arabi could be translated and quoted in ways that made it seem possible to contend that Sufism was separable from Islam.

This translation from Ibn Arabi came as a surprise.

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From Futuhat al-Makkiyyah*, vol. 3, pp. 482-83, second-half

*Meccan Revelations

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By Muhy al-Din Ibn ‘Arabi (rahmatullah alai)

Two Categories of Elder Sufis

The elder Sufis can be divided into two groups, one being of those who well-versed in the Qur’an and the Sunnah, would talk only what conforms to the Qur’an and Sunnah, dyed with the color of the Qur’an and Sunnah, honoring the Divinely-enjoined limits, following the injunctions of the Shari’ah, refraining from re-interpretation in [matters of] piety and abstinence and adopting the safest way to act upon unlike those who mix things. They treat with kindness and never humiliate or insult [even] a sinner. They love those who are dear to Allah and hate those who are hated by Allah. They don’t fear any criticism [when it comes to upholding the truth] in matters of religion. They enjoin what is good and forbid unanimously disapproved things. These are the people who are duly followed and should necessarily be held in high regard. These are the people looking upon whose faces reminds one of Allah the Exalted.

“The second category of the elders comprises of those who go through [different] spiritual states. They [don’t enjoy a stable state and] experience frequent changing in spiritual state. They don’t seem to be strict [adherents to the Shari’ah which we observe in the elders of the first category nor do they seem much careful]. Their spiritual experiences may be endorsed but they should not be followed. If miracles (karamat) happen at the hands of them, they should still not be trusted [in view of the miracles shown] because they seemingly have a kind of disrespect [for the Shari’ah] while the way leading to Allah the Exalted for us is the only Divinely-ordained way of the Shari’ah. Therefore, if anyone claims that there could be any way leading to Allah other than the Shari’ah, his claim will be rejected as false. Similarly, whoever is found lacking in respect [for the Shari’ah] cannot be a worthy man to be followed even if he is true about the spiritual state he feels. However, such a person also deserves respect.”

[Futuhat al-Makkiyyah, vol. 3, pp. 482-83, second-half]

From the book Mansur al-Hallaj – A Life History by Mawlana Zafar Ahmad Usmani Available in:-

US: [www.amazon.com]

UK: [www.amazon.co.uk]

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Re: Westernized Sufi and Theosophical Groups
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: August 03, 2022 07:34PM

Ibn ‘Arabi, Schuon, and Universalism

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Rethinking Ibn 'Arabi Gregory Lipton

[academic.oup.com]


Abstract

For over a century, Euro-American scholars and esotericists alike have heralded the thirteenth-century Spanish mystic Ibn ‘Arabi (d. 1240) as the premodern Sufi theorist of inclusive religious universalism who claimed all contemporaneous religions as equally valid beyond the religio-political divide of medieval exclusivism.

Rethinking Ibn ‘Arabi calls into question this Western image of Ibn ‘Arabi and throws into relief how his discourse is inseparably intertwined with the absolutist vision of his own religious milieu—that is, the triumphant claim that Islam fulfilled, superseded, and therefore abrogated all previously revealed religions.

By exploring how Ibn ‘Arabi’s ideas have been read, appropriated, and universalized within the regnant interpretative field of Perennial Philosophy in the study of Sufism, Rethinking Ibn ‘Arabi theorizes Ibn ‘Arabi’s own absolutist conception of universalism in juxtaposition to his contemporary universalist reception. The contours that surface through this comparative analysis trace the discursive practices that inform Ibn ‘Arabi’s Western reception back to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century conceptions of “authentic” religion where European ethnoracial superiority is wielded against a Semitic Other—both Jewish and Muslim.

Rethinking Ibn ‘Arabi thus argues that in ironically similar ways to Ibn ‘Arabi’s medieval absolutism, contemporary Western universalist constructions of religious authenticity contain buried orders of politics concealing supersessionist models of exclusivism.

Corboy note: (Replacement theology (also known as supersessionism) essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God's plan.)

Keywords: Key Words, Ibn ‘Arabi, Sufism, abrogation, religious pluralism, universalism, esotericism, Perennialism, religio perennis, Frithjof Schuon, Aryanism

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