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, "Frank Thomas Smith"
> > Keith, quoting Dan:
> > "That's a tired excuse. In some places Steiner is
> > vague about race, but in others, like the quote
> > from GA174b above, he makes it quite clear that
> > "cultural epochs" in Anthroposophy meant the same
> > thing as "races" in Theosophy--the words have
> > been changed for public consumption, insiders
> > know what they really mean."
> Actually, Dan was half-right. The theosophists used the word races
> Steiner was with them he did as well. At some point he changed to
> epochs. The reason the WCs are blowing in the wind is that
> is what the theosophists also meant, and it is simply a much better
> denomination of historical periods. This being the case, the
word "races" in
> theosphical terminology has nothing to do with the more
restricted - and
> modern - usage, as Nana shows above.
Yeah, thanks for the clarification. I was aware of that, but was
just responding to the silliness about public consumption. On one
hand, Diana yells that your average waldorf school can't organize
their way out of a paper bag, but on the other hand there is a
subtle, complex long-running anthroposophical conspiracy to
do...what? I must have missed something.