I am happy to see this group come to life again!
Nice to hear from Dick and also from the
anthro-veterans who have been haunting this
board for years now. ;)
Oh yeah, I am one of those, too.
Isn't it interesting how the work of Rudolf Steiner
draws people from so many different walks of life?
I sometimes come back to the idea of a
"golden thread," like the mythological one
Ariadne gave to Theseus which he used to
find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.
It may be "just a story," but it still illustrates
a common concept of an idea that has the
potential for salvation within it.
My golden thread these days is learning about
trauma and healing, from the perspective of
Peter A. Levine. I am reading his book,
"Waking the Tiger," in which he shatters
some myths about "the painful reliving of
memories" and their ability to help in the
healing process. What brings about healing
is actually releasing that bound up energy,
which was frozen there at the time of
the traumatic event.
Levine writes: "I believe that the key to
healing traumatic symptoms in humans lies
in our being able to mirror the fluid adaptation
of wild animals as they shake out and pass
through the immobility [freezing] response
and become fully mobile and functioning again."
Well, I am not sure how this relates to
Rudolf Steiner, but here on the eve of the 4th of July,
maybe someone will find a connection. :)