- Aug 31, 2002Hi Joksu,
(There is an interesting "story" connected to this question-
> meeting, but probably it is too much "off-topic".)Do tell- the listmembers are all ears.
> In 1920 the conflict (different views) between Mr. Ervast and TSThere was some sort of Rosicrucian Anthroposophical Society in the US
> (=Annie Besant) became too acute and Mr.Ervast formed a new
> organisation called "The Rose-Cross of Finland" and
> called his teachings "Rose-Cross theosophy and/or Christosophy".
>Seeking thruth is more interesting thanThat's right, the name is unimportant. Dr. Steiner once said that it
> seeking names.
wouldn't matter if the Society changed its name every week.
> It occured to me that if you, Bruce, think that this forum is not
> proper place for my posts, please say so and I will stop sending myNo, it is not a "Steiner" list but an anthroposophical list, "which
> posts here; this is a "Steiner-list" after all.
covers" the work of Rudolf Steiner. There have been lots of
anthroposophical teachers. You have placed some very good studies
before us here, so don't stop.
> joksu writes:
> There are several "keys"/explanations to symbols, legends etc. And
> don't like the idea that when we state one explanation given by Dr.Yes, that is the Rosicrucian perspective. We need an all round view,
> Steiner, then the case is closed.
and sometimes we find one truth is opposed by an equally true
opposite- like the proverbs, "Familiarity breeds contempt"
and "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
> The solution to the third "teacher"It is interesting that you talk of "survival" and these three
> death&instinct to survive, lies in "winning the death" and it is
> won "as a last enemy", as St.Paul states (connection to "Father-
> aspect"). Jesus Christ gave us a wonderful example by building the
> resurrection body.
qualities: Food, Sex and Death.
L. Ron Hubbard thought you could boil all human drives down to the
drive to survive. I noticed in the latest Phil Dick film "Minority
Report", one of the founders of the precog system, mouths this same
philosophy. (She's the one in the greenhouse.)
I have always been uncomfortable with this philosophy- what do you
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