Re: Henry T. Laurency on anthroposophy
I was interested in what you posted and I have some thoughts only for
the link that you've posted.
I read that this author has more books but I read only about Steiner's
.It seems to me that he have something with Steiner himself and he is
putting him to his trial but he has not very much to say about
Anthroposophia as a movement.
So, I think that is not our job to judge this author, but for you,
because you are inquired about that, is good to know his opinions.
As you may see not in that material, the real "break" of Anthroposophy
and Theosophy was the movement of Annie Bessant and Leadbeater to put
a young indian boy named Krishnamurti in the role of the second coming
of Christ as phisical incarnations. That was the point that Rudolf
Steiner was against of, with all his strength.
As you may notice - the Mystery of Golgotha - is the Major Mystery of
mankind - and the Christ is the fundament of Rudolf Steiner's work.
Also, many theosophist "forgot" this episode; mainly, because they did
not know what can real cause their thoughts and acts of will, wrongly
used, in Spiritual Realm. (and also, like in the phisical realm for
Also, the Rosicrucian part- is a strange part. Also, in our days are
maybe 20 Rosicrucian streams - all of them "genuine".
But, for sure, there is "one" that is real - and I am almost sure that
Rudolf Steiner knew this stream.:-)
But for me it is seems more obvious that in this works allways the
author want to attract the readers in other ideas to forget the
The major problem for these persons or author remains Christ.
Because Christ is the purpose and not other thing.
For the part of the "screws fixed" was really funny. But be sure, that
it will be a moment in your life when you will have to fix your own
head's screws and you will have to choose : thinking or hammer:)))
Best regards from Dan
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> Hi there folks!
> I've been reading here before (and even posted a couple of times) and
> know here's some very wise people. Through my parents' long-lived
> interest on it, I've started to study anthroposophy at about 14 years
> old, so meaning that I've been interested in it for four years (my
> parents have been involved in anthroposophical world for about 20
> I'm very involved in anthroposophical world of my country already and
> won't totally stop it even if what I've now found is valid criticism
> towards anthroposophy, something, that I've for very, very long time
> been watching out for.
> I searched this forum through, and haven't found anywhere else any
> defense from anthroposophical world towards the criticism offered by
> this anonymous author, who regards himself as a hylozooic or platonic
> So here's what I'm talking about: http://www.laurency.com/KVe/kr6.pdf
> The whole book is found here (The Knowledge of Reality):
> You need an Acrobat Reader to read tit. I can paste the text over here
> if wished.
> I would be very interested in the thoughts of the genuine walkers of
> the anthroposophical path about this mind-staggering writing. It seems
> strongly so that there's either this Henry or Steiner who don't have
> all the screws right. My fear, I have to confess right now, is that
> neither of them have it all in there.
> Thank you for any constructive answers in advance!
- Ha, for me, it's hammer time any time! :)))
Otherwise, yes, you said many of the things that are now so perplexing
me. He not mentioning the Chrisnamurti-case, what's up with that? And
so much more. Even then he makes me feel so very, very unsure, as with
thorough investigation his overall points of view seems just as good
as that of anthroposophy. Yet they are in contradiction of one
another. One or the other is a way of stray.
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> For the part of the "screws fixed" was really funny. But be sure, that
> it will be a moment in your life when you will have to fix your own
> head's screws and you will have to choose : thinking or hammer:)))
> Best regards from Dan