Re: [anthroposophy] What is an Anthroposophist?
- Sometimes the simpliest questions are the most difficult and confounding.Jeff----- Original Message -----From: 888 <fireofthe12@...>Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 2:21 PMSubject: [anthroposophy] What is an Anthroposophist?Hi Jeff,
> 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
define anthroposophy as "what Rudolf Steiner said". That's how some
theosophists 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-
things like "Christian yoga after the coming of Michael", "the Wisdom
in Man". But perhaps the best one is to be found in the "Awakening to
Community" lectures. I'll have to hunt it out later, but it has to do
with the 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 about.
Happy New Year,
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