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8153Re: [anthroposophy] re: Anthroposophie vs. France

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  • Joel Wendt
    Apr 1, 2003
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      On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 20:37, DRStarman2001@... wrote:

      > *******I believe you've hit the nail right on the head there. The
      > consciousness soul cannot "tune out" the pain being caused another human
      > being, so the left-wing intellectual attitude that justifies all the murders
      > caused by socialism, the thousands of murders at the World Trade Center,
      > etc., etc., marks it as a manifestation of the intellectual soul only, not
      > the consciousness soul.


      Actually, as is usual here, Starman doesn't know what he is talking
      about. It is the spirit self (a 6th epoch condition) which can't tune
      out another's pain. Rather the consciousness soul is about the "I am"
      learning to know the true and the good (i.e. connect with the Eternal),
      through developing independent moral insight. Consciousness soul
      development is 5th epoch (where we are today). (See Steiner's Theosophy)

      In the West, the consciousness soul appears instinctively in the
      political-legal sphere, so that what Starman, with his usual
      condescending over generalizations, fails to observe, is that all manner
      of political activity (anti-war, or pro-war, anti-globalization,
      environmentalism) is due to the "I am" struggling with individual moral
      questions as these present themselves through social issues. World wide
      this appears as Civil Society, or Cultural Creatives, or as I have
      described in my political writing - Citizen Governance in the USA. (See
      Steiner's The Challenge of the Times).

      warm regards,
      joel
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