2373Re: R: [anthroposophy] to Joel and others
- Dec 6, 2001I wasn't really asking about the exact reference. I was more interested in putting it in perspective from a spiritual point of view. From a supersensible understanding, if that's possible. Imagine Steiner wrestling with such a proposition void of references, other than his own spiritual cognition.
D F wrote:
Hi Bill, I'm sure that somebody around here knows
exactly which lecture I read this in, but I'll need to
really go through a pile of books to answer your
question. That's fine because I want to know myself.
I believe he was comaparing black faces to white
faces. As to what his standards for beauty are, I
couldn't really say anything more than you could
guess, so I'll keep my mouth closed. But I'll see
what I can find.
--- Bill <bmacro@...> wrote:
> Less beautiful than what? And what was he referring
> to as beauty?
> D F wrote:
> > I have about 500 tons of respect for so much of
> > Rudolf Steiner accomplished and tried to
> accomplish in
> > establishing the foundations of a spiritual
> > And I've done enough research to feel confident
> > he was an extremely honest man who never
> > mislead anyone.
> > I'm going to find the lecture cycle tonight of
> which I
> > am about to speak and I understand that the
> > could be in the translation, but I feel very
> > to correct Steiner when he referred to the negro
> > as less beautiful. I read that paragraph over and
> > over, at first terribly disturbed and later I
> > down and realized that he was speaking of his
> > experience, which while still upsetting, wasn't
> > hateful or racist. I also would say that the next
> > time Steiner comes around he will speak very
> > differently about issues such as this- he'll be a
> > little bit smarter, if you can believe it. And
> > probably be black himself.
> > S.A.
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