Was Steiner an "occult scientist" and "mystic"?
- Hi, I imagine some of you are familiar with my web site, OpenWaldorf.
I don't want to stir things up, I simply have a quick question that I
am trying to fact-check to insure the accuracy of my site.
Recently, I mentioned the fact that Steiner was an "occult scientist"
and "mystic". This statement was immediately latched on by an
OpenWaldorf contributor to deride and chastise me as having a bias
(and I'm assuming a negative bias.)
You can find this thread here:
I was sort of surprised that I was ridiculed for suggesting this about
Steiner. It's something I've assumed to be true for years, based on
statements like the following:
Rudolf Steiner as an "a mystic and an occultist". (From the Rudolf
Steiner "began to emerge as an 'occultist'". (From the Anthroposophic
Steiner as a "true occult scientist." (From The Science Group of the
Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain)
It made me feel stupid and sleazy for calling him an "occult
scientist" and "mystic", when I always assumed this was a simple
biographical fact about him. It didn't seem demeaning to me. But all
of a sudden, it was treated as a nasty thing to say.
And if it is true, why would someone jump all over me for saying so?
It just seemed weird.
I'd appreciate any help clearing this up from folks who are more
informed about Steiner and Anthroposophy.
Thanks for the help,
- At 15:32 03.06.2005, Pete wrote:
>Steiner was neither a scientist or an educator and that's the difference.According to what authority? Yours? PLANS' The Pope? Or are you just
playing Scrabble again, making up your own rules as you go along?