Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Albert Steffen?
It's funny because I feel a great appreciation for Marie Steiner for her steadfastness in keeping the movement moving forward towards the new mysteries versus towards Tomberg and what would have been a real tragedy if it had occurred or at least so is my thinking. Who knows if he would have still turned back to the Catholic Church if he hadn't been rejected. I guess that's always a question that can be considered. The wounding of Valentin could have been the sole impetus that led him back to the church. Or maybe not, maybe he was destined to move in that gesture in any case. A few of his letters to Marie Steiner indicate an interesting needy type of person towards authority, or at least so is my take on his letters to her. Maybe it was just a plea that hits me funny in hindsight.
But Steffen I have an afinity for. I have his watercolors that are just incredibly beautiful in a very simplistic manner. Just wide eyed and wonderful, magical almost. Large eyes, wide colors, moving gestures...something holy in them...simplicity in them towards the Christness of his spirit.
All good things,
--- On Tue, 5/27/08, Frank Thomas Smith <eltrigal78@...> wrote:
From: Frank Thomas Smith <eltrigal78@...>
Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Albert Steffen?
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 3:25 PM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Robert Mason <robertsmason_99@...> wrote: > > Re the ongoing discussion, a speculation: > > Who was Albert Steffen? In the first place, > someone of whom Rudolf Steiner recognized the > greatness, someone who did not need Anthroposophy > in order to find the spiritual worlds, someone > whom RS considered the Anthro Movement fortunate > to be associtated with . . . . Steffen became the President of th A.S. after Steiner's death. He was President when Ita Wegman and many others were "self-expelled" from th Society, also when Marie Steiner was "furloughed". Finally there were only 2 members of the Vorstand: he and Wachsmuth. The conflict within the Society was then between those aligned with Steffen with the A.S. and M.Steiner and her rights to Steiner's works. Frank ------------------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anthroposophy_tomorrow/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anthroposophy_tomorrow/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: email@example.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/