Re: Helmut Zander - The Biography 
- Ted, you wrote:
"I think we can assume that no one reads Zander who's interested in
Do not jump to conclusions, Ted.
Think again... :-)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ted.wrinch"
>that stuff who's actually interested in the world (ironically , one of
> Mein Gott J-M,
> It's like something out of the tabloid press in the UK. No one reads
those papers is called 'News of the World'). I think we can assume that
no one reads Zander who's interested in Steiner.
> Ted Wrinch
> --- In email@example.com, "jmn36210" jmn36210@
> > Chapter 24 is entitled: Ita Wegman. Love till Death.
> > Steiner was like his father: strong, caring and tender.
> > The next paragraph begins:
> > Soon enough, it's an open rumor that the woman physician
> > and the Doctor have an affair[ein Verhälnis haben].
> > In March 1924, Steiner elevates his [girl]friend to an
> > Initiate(...)
> > Edith Maryon, Steiner's artistic muse, dies on May 1, 1924
> > (...) and with whom he also had an affair [ebenfalls ein
> > Verhältnis gepflegt hatte] which was at the very least
> > affectionate [zumindest innig] and maybe also erotically
> > charged [erotisch eingefärbt war].
> > The death of the seriously ill possibly helped in making
> > Steiner more available for the new relationship.
> > In 1924, during Steiner's last summer, the love assumed
> > infatuated features. Outsiders are unlikely to have sensed
> > the heat of the erotic fire [die Hitze des erotischen Feuers],
> > but the preserved love letters - Steiner presumably destroyed
> > Wegman's letters - solely allow this conclusion.
> > Wegman and Steiner are head over ears in love. This avowal
> > sounds like a promise of marriage.
> > This certainly raises the question of whether eroticism
> > became carnal sexuality [ob aus Erotik körperliche Sexualität
> > geworden ist] - we do not know. However that may be, there are
> > no signs or rumors that Ita Wegman also shared her bed with
> > Rudolf Steiner [auch das Bett geteilt hätte].
> > This adultery required a higher legitimization, and it was
> > called karma.
> > On February 27, 1925 (...) Marie Steiner received, black on
> > white, in a letter, her role assigned in the love triangle
> > [ihre Rolle in der Dreiecksbeziehung zugewiesen] (...)
> > J-M: there is no indication whatsoever that RS was alluding
> > to Ita Wegman, in that letter [in GA 262] - and Zander knows
> > it, of course!
> > Peter Staudenmaier [WC - Message #22210]:
> > "Zander's work is the gold standard for scholarly research
> > on the history of anthroposophy. That's why it irritates so
> > many anthroposophists.
> > <snip>
> > In his publications, in his teaching, and in his public
> > appearances, Zander is an unusually thoughtful and respectful
> > analyst of anthroposophy, offering extremely detailed and
> > refreshingly sober historical assessments of the breadth
> > of Steiner's work (...)"
> > Jean-Marc