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  • pete_karaiskos
    Apr 3 5:55 AM
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      There you go again. Hop away now...

      Pete

      --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "jmnguyen"
      <jmnguyen@...> wrote:
      >
      > I wasn't expecting you to actually get what you were referring to...
      Congratulations anyway!
      >
      > Jean-Marc
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: pete_karaiskos
      > To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 2:00 AM
      > Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: The Origins of Eurythmy
      >
      >
      > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "jmnguyen"
      > <jmnguyen@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Pete wrote:
      > >
      > > It's the SMUG...
      > >
      > > Pete
      > >
      >
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > >
      > > You mean "smugness"?
      > > Wow --- I wasn't expecting you to make a full confession so quickly!
      > > Congratulations!
      >
      > I wasn't expecting you to actually get what I was referring to. And I
      > wasn't disappointed.
      >
      > Pete
      >
      >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: jmnguyen
      > > To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 9:50 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] The Origins of Eurythmy
      > >
      > >
      > > Dear List,
      > >
      > > Damn! Am I gullible!...
      > > Since Frank likes joking --- I thought he was kidding! --- when he
      > wrote:
      > > "Well, lookeee what just floated in on the tide: the flotsam and
      > jetsam of the WC - both ladies and gents toilets must have
      overflowed."
      > >
      > > *Intellectual dummies* are so commonplace that I wasn't paying
      > much attention to recent posts spread with elaborate bullshit...
      > > But suddenly, there's an awful stink in here!
      > >
      > > Jean-Marc
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: pete_karaiskos
      > > To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 7:15 PM
      > > Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] The Origins of Eurythmy
      > >
      > >
      > > The Origins of Eurythmy - A Bedtime Story,
      > >
      > > Once upon a time, Rudy decided to take a break from his busy
      lecture
      > > circuit schedule and attend a somewhat bawdy show in Berlin.
      > What he
      > > saw there amazed him and stimulated him considerably, if you
      > know what
      > > I mean. On the stage were scantily clad young ladies
      dancing what
      > > Rudy immediately imagined must be the dances of the Negro
      > savages. It
      > > was, after all, the Roaring 20's and many like-like dances had
      > invaded
      > > modern culture. As he watched the dancers gyrating to the
      powerful
      > > rhythms, Rudy was reflecting on the hardening of the spirit, how
      > some
      > > races experienced a hardening earlier in their development,
      while
      > > others, the white race in particular, was only now getting
      > rigid. The
      > > pulsating rhythms and the gyrating dancers reminded Rudy of
      how easy
      > > it was for the lower races to solidify - especially since they
      > > participated in dances like these regularly. As spiritually
      evolved
      > > as Rudy was, he could not deny that, indeed, he himself was
      > hardening.
      > > He realized at that moment that the hardening he was
      > experiencing was
      > > related to the dance he was witnessing. The more wildly the
      > scantily
      > > clad savages were dancing, the more Rudy could feel his
      spirit-man
      > > hardening. He realized he would have to devote some time
      and effort
      > > into working with his spirit-man to hopefully overcome his
      blood.
      > >
      > > When Rudy returned home, his lovely wife Marie was there to
      > greet him
      > > at the door with his favorite cocktail of orange juice and
      > salt-peter,
      > > shaken, not stirred. Instead of taking the drink, he
      grabbed Marie
      > > around the waist and moved her into the middle of the floor.
      Marie
      > > had never seen this particular gleam in his eyes. OK, maybe once
      > while
      > > he was reading Oswald Spengler's "The Decline of the West".
      Still,
      > > Marie didn't know what to do, and wished he had downed his
      > cocktail as
      > > he usually did. Instead, Rudy left her in the middle of the
      > room, and
      > > took a seat in his favorite overstuffed chair. Then, he
      leaned over
      > > and whispered words that were completely uncharacteristic for
      > > him."Dance for me Baby."
      > >
      > > Now, Marie didn't know what to do. She was not accustomed to
      > dancing
      > > for her man, so rather nervously, she started gliding along the
      > floor.
      > > She was noticing a part of Rudy she had never seen. Yet,
      the prim
      > > and proper Marie couldn't bring herself to dance like a savage.
      > > Certainly Rudy wouldn't want her in *that* way. As she
      danced, she
      > > moved neither lower or upper torso. She was careful not to
      lift her
      > > feet or twirl around. She just glided along in the most
      > unprovocative
      > > way she could think of - always facing forward since she
      didn't want
      > > to turn her back on her husband whose intentions she could only
      > guess at.
      > >
      > > Rudy, realizing that this was not exactly the type of dance
      he was
      > > expecting began shouting "Work it Baby, work it." Poor
      Marie didn't
      > > know what else to do - so she started moving her arms wildly.
      > straight
      > > out, over her head, straight down. Rudy heard her making sounds
      > > "Oooo, Eeeee, Ahhhh, Oh. OH. OHHHH. But Rudy still wasn't
      > feeling the
      > > hardening of his spirit-man. In fact, as he watched Marie
      > dance, all
      > > he could think about was "When will this be over". It was as if
      > Marie
      > > had inadvertently discovered a replacement for his salt-peter
      > > cocktail. More precisely, she had discovered something to
      > prevent the
      > > hardening of man. This is, of course, something Rudy wanted to
      > > preserve for the white race - and European man in
      particular, so he
      > > and Marie decided to name her new dance - EURYTHMY. And 81
      years
      > > later, this dance is still being used to insure the flaccidity
      > of man.
      > > and people everywhere who witness this dance are as unmoved
      by it as
      > > Rudy was, often overheard whispering to each other "When will
      > this be
      > > over".
      > >
      > > In later years, Rudy never again found stimulation for his
      > spirit-man
      > > (he started calling it "spear-it-man"), and regular
      performances of
      > > eurythmy made sure he wasn't without adequate means to
      suppress his
      > > urges, yet he often reminisced about the experience at the bawdy
      > show.
      > > He longed for the burst of clairvoyance he had at that moment
      > when he
      > > was able to fully appreciate the benefits of the hardening
      of man
      > > through his blood. He formulated in his mind a plan that he
      hoped
      > > would benefit all of Europe. On several occasions, he was
      overheard
      > > muttering the following statement: "I am convinced that if we
      > get yet
      > > another set of Negro novels and give them to pregnant women
      to read,
      > > then Negroes do not have to come to Europe to conceive mulattos;
      > just
      > > by reading Negro novels, half-blood children will be born in
      > Europe."
      > > Many people interpret this as Rudy hoping that this plan
      might put
      > > him in contact with mulattos in Europe and that this might
      > rekindle in
      > > him the hardening he could never again achieve otherwise.
      > >
      > > After Rudy's death, Marie continued to spread her Eurythmy all
      > around
      > > Europe, with the exception of France (it seems France had
      imported
      > > better sources of entertainment) and was successful in
      > single-handedly
      > > ensuring that Europe is the most sexually repressed
      continent on the
      > > planet.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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