Sometimes the simpliest questions are the most
difficult and confounding.
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Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 2:21
Subject: [anthroposophy] What is an
> Okay. The gauntlet is down. Every AP who
chooses, please explain in
>brief, what is an Anthroposophist?
One thing's for sure, it's not a person who says "I believe
everything Rudolf Steiner said". That is the kind of Guru complex he
wanted to avoid. His desire would be that students think for
themselves. If one follows the above statment one would have to
anthroposophy as "what Rudolf Steiner said". That's how some
define theosophy- "what Blavatsky said".
To define an anthroposophist
you'd have to define anthroposophy- it's
not the kind of word a marketer
would choose is it? (Aren't you in
There are many
definitions of anthroposophy I've seen over the years-
"Christian yoga after the coming of Michael", "the Wisdom
in Man". But
perhaps the best one is to be found in the "Awakening to
lectures. I'll have to hunt it out later, but it has to do
development of the Consciousness Soul. The anthroposophist
is one who
strives to work out of the Consciousness Soul. That is at
least one of the
qualities of an real anthroposophist.
Of course, then one must ask what
exactly is this Consciousness Soul.
Bradford has put up some ideas on the
Intellectual or Mind Soul, but
I've never seen a lot of clear ideas on the
Consciousness Soul. This
is surprising considering how much it's talked
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