SIMPOS, Foundation for Information on the Social Consequences of Occult Tendencies. Survey 1996-1999

Nederlands Nederlands: home page NedStat Rating SIMPOS home page home

SIMPOS, Foundation for Information on the Social Consequences of Occult Tendencies, was founded in 1996 in The Netherlands. Its founders came from various walks of life, eg: human rights activists; historians specializing in the history of occultism; and disgruntled (ex-)parents of children at Waldorf education.

In 1996, Waldorf schools, based on Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy, made national media headlines in The Netherlands, because of their subject "Racial Ethnography" [Dutch: rassenkunde]. It taught students that black people were like children; whites like adults.

SIMPOS thought inquiry and dissemination of critical information should not be limited to only Waldorf education; as problems there are part of the larger problem of the many-sided impact of various occult tendencies on society. This impact really is not always positive.

In 1996-1999, research and making available of information by SIMPOS contributed to:

  • non-participation by New Acropolis, widely seen as a neo-fascist cult, at a conference at Amsterdam Free University

  • canceling by the biggest Dutch New Age publishers of plans to sell a book by a self styled "priest of Odin" and promotor of Herman Wirth, founder of Ahnenerbe, "scientific" department of the SS of the Nazi Reich

  • canceling a promotion activity for Neale Donald Walsch, who claims "Hitler went to heaven"

  • convincing individuals that participating in Landmark Education wasn't as good an idea as Landmark itself said
    up To top of file
    Nederlands Nederlands: home page
    home Home page

    E-mail: or or

    Receive email when this page changes

    Click Here
    Powered by Netmind

    Receive email when keywords appear

    Click Here
    Powered by NetMind


    Click Here!