Au revoir and Hello:
This group - Anthroposophy_Tomorrow - has become obsessed with criticizing the members of the Waldorf Critics group. And there are only 3 regular Participants: Ted, Tarjei and me. So it could be that the obsession has caused rejection and therefore hesitation on the part of the other members to participate. As the group has no moderator - as far as I know - or too many moderators, whatever, there is nothing to be done except start a new group. This may open a window for some fresh and real discussion about anthroposophical topics. This has now been done. The group's name is "Steiner12 or Anthroposophy 101". I am the moderator. The description on the home page reads as follows:
This group is meant to be the reincarnation of "Steiner 98" - a long
defunct discussion group with anthroposophy as its point of departure.
It seems fitting that it lives again 14 years after its first
"Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge which would guide the spiritual in
the human being to the spiritual in the cosmos. It manifests as a
necessity of the heart and feeling. It must find its justification in
being able to satisfy this need. Only those who find in anthroposophy
what they seek in this respect can appreciate it. Therefore only those
who feel certain questions about the nature of man and the world as
basic necessities of life, like hunger and thirst, can be
"Anthroposophy imparts knowledge obtained by spiritual means. Yet it
only does this because everyday life and a science dependent only upon
sense perception and intellectual activity lead to a boundary where the
human being's soul must wither if it cannot cross. This everyday life
and this science do not lead to the boundary in a way that one is
prevented from crossing it; rather at this boundary of sense perception
the view of the spiritual world is revealed by the soul itself."
From "Anthroposophical Guidelines" by Rudolf Steiner
Whoever may be listening is invited to join. I would be especially interested in seeing some of the old and hoary Steiner 98 guard. (Conspiracy theorists and neo-Nazis are requested to keep their distance.) The "Anthroposophical Guidelines" will be continued there. To join, go to " groups.yahoo.com/group/steiner12 ".