Re: Anthroposophical Guidelines & New Group
- No Ted, don't throw in the towel. You're standing on a double blooded battlefield full of dead subscriptions; it's all quiet in Sugarland because the Cherubs may be up to something, like storming foreign forums as they often do, or they may be knocked completely out by you. You'll have an army all to yourself, 400 strong, to march against the Cherubs; all you have to sound the trumpet and wake them up, inspire them. Like Alex the Great. Frank will wreck his ship, he's done it before, and this time he's jinxed it completely by naming it after Darth Vader.
--- In email@example.com, "ted.wrinch" <ted.wrinch@...> wrote:
> Well, Im sorry if I've contributed to the demise of the group. I've been more of a web 1.0 - a reader rather than a poster - sort of user in the past and I mainly joined to talk about the problems for anthroposophy, as I perceived them, that were being created by WC. I was obviously very late to the party for this activity as I see that you guys addressed this back in 04-06. However, as Tarjei has pointed out, the group seems to have been in deep trance for several years and so perhaps its demise was something inevitable.
> "Well, I'm willing to declassify a secret here, hoping that Ted won't mind: Ted is moderator, and owner too.With me and you gone, it will be his platform to take on the Sugar Cherubs and do as he pleases."
> Oh no, it's no fun (?) on one's own!
> Almost a secret to me too! I was given the roles, but no one ever said what I was supposed to do with them. And I think that Tarjei will be aware that I haven't been much involved in group management since- I've carried out no moderations, and can't see that I'd really want to. I'm not sure what the next move should be. Frank seems happy to head off and start his own group, and I wish him the best of luck with that; but, as Tarjei has said, he's welcome to be become moderator of this group - I'd be happy to leave and refrain from posting here, if that's a preference (just let me know).
> Alternatively - Tarjei has said for a long time that he doesn't discuss and prefers FB: perhaps the group should just be closed as he's suggested? Maybe without pushing the 'doomsday button', as I assume there's value in the archives and that they should be kept around.
> Ted Wriinch
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Frank Thomas Smith" fts.trasla@ wrote:
> > Au revoir and Hello:
> > This group - Anthroposophy_Tomorrow - has become obsessed with
> > criticizing the members of the Waldorf Critics group. And there are only
> > 3 regular Participants: Ted, Tarjei and me. So it could be that the
> > obsession has caused rejection and therefore hesitation on the part of
> > the other members to participate. As the group has no moderator - as far
> > as I know - or too many moderators, whatever, there is nothing to be
> > done except start a new group. This may open a window for some fresh and
> > real discussion about anthroposophical topics. This has now been done.
> > The group's name is "Steiner12 or Anthroposophy 101". I am the
> > moderator. The description on the home page reads as follows:
> > This group is meant to be the reincarnation of "Steiner 98" - a long
> > defunct discussion group with anthroposophy as its point of departure.
> > It seems fitting that it lives again 14 years after its first
> > birth-year.
> > "Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge which would guide the spiritual in
> > the human being to the spiritual in the cosmos. It manifests as a
> > necessity of the heart and feeling. It must find its justification in
> > being able to satisfy this need. Only those who find in anthroposophy
> > what they seek in this respect can appreciate it. Therefore only those
> > who feel certain questions about the nature of man and the world as
> > basic necessities of life, like hunger and thirst, can be
> > anthroposophists.
> > "Anthroposophy imparts knowledge obtained by spiritual means. Yet it
> > only does this because everyday life and a science dependent only upon
> > sense perception and intellectual activity lead to a boundary where the
> > human being's soul must wither if it cannot cross. This everyday
> > life and this science do not lead to the boundary in a way that one is
> > prevented from crossing it; rather at this boundary of sense perception
> > the view of the spiritual world is revealed by the soul itself."
> > From "Anthroposophical Guidelines" by Rudolf Steiner
> > Whoever may be listening is invited to join. I would be especially
> > interested in seeing some of the old and hoary Steiner 98 guard.
> > (Conspiracy theorists and neo-Nazis are requested to keep their
> > distance.) The "Anthroposophical Guidelines" will be continued there. To
> > join, go to " groups.yahoo.com/group/steiner12 ".
> > Kind regards,
> > Frank