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  • Bill
    Dec 6, 2001
      I 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?
      > Bill
      > D F wrote:
      > > I have about 500 tons of respect for so much of
      > what
      > > Rudolf Steiner accomplished and tried to
      > accomplish in
      > > establishing the foundations of a spiritual
      > science.
      > > And I've done enough research to feel confident
      > that
      > > he was an extremely honest man who never
      > intentionally
      > > mislead anyone.
      > >
      > > I'm going to find the lecture cycle tonight of
      > which I
      > > am about to speak and I understand that the
      > problem
      > > could be in the translation, but I feel very
      > confident
      > > to correct Steiner when he referred to the negro
      > face
      > > as less beautiful.  I read that paragraph over and
      > > over, at first terribly disturbed and later I
      > settled
      > > 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
      > he'll
      > > probably be black himself.
      > >
      > > S.A.

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