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Re: [anthroposophy] What is an Anthroposophist?

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  • Pacbay
    Sometimes the simpliest questions are the most difficult and confounding. Jeff ... From: 888 To: anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com Sent:
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      Sometimes the simpliest questions are the most difficult and confounding.  
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      Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 2:21 PM
      Subject: [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
      marketing Jeff?)

      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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