Spiritual Eugenics
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Spiritual Eugenics

2) Pre-Darwinian precedents for spiritual eugenics

The aim of the ‘Spiritual Eugenics’ research project is to explore the overlap between New Age spirituality and eugenics. It will explore how New Age spirituality adapted Darwin’s theory of natural selection into a theory of the ‘spiritual evolution’ of a new species of superbeings, a master-race. Along with this, one often finds the idea that some humans are not evolving, not ‘fully human’ (to use…

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Jules Evans

Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.