8Re: [steiner] To Lorraine
- May 2, 2000
>I'm very interested in your perspective on threefold issues, Dr.*******I recommend reading the pamplet "Social and Anti-Social Forces". a
>Starman. I am also a former member of the Society who has become
>discouraged. I need to write a formal letter of resignation, but have
>been putting it off. I would like to do so, but haven't been able to
>figure out what to say. The last Society function I was involved in
>was the annual convention in Ann Arbor two years ago. My
>husband and I thought we might be "recharged" from the experience and
>also find our way back into active participation with an
>anthro. group. My experience was to feel even more estranged and
>disconnected. Maybe it's me that's changed. I don't really
>understand it completely, but I do know that anthroposophy means as
>much or more to me than it ever has. Why, then, do I find it so
>hard to form satisfying associations with other anthroposophists?
lecture from 1918. When we try to walk the spiritual path in the present age,
we become very Luciferic, egotistic & anti-social. We have to take strong
steps to counter this. Many people don't. It's the reason so many "spiritual"
groups & movements go down in flames.
> My instinct, when the opportunity arises to become involved with other*******Perhaps this kind of detached discussion is a good start. On thing for
>anthropops is to run, not walk, the other way! On the other
>hand, I feel that anthroposophical involvements are essential for my
>own growth. I have come to the conviction that progressive
>spiritual beings work with groups, and that social involvements are
>essential if one is to participate in laying the groundwork for
>the 6th epoch. Maybe it's just too soon for that, but I have a
>continuing compulsion to find a group of people with which to begin
>to grow in this way (hence my interest in threefold ideas). What,
>exactly, does this mean? What, exactly, do I want to find? What,
>exactly, do I expect myself and others to be able to do? I don't know!
sure, don't allow yourself to feel 'compelled' into anything!
As for 'threefold' I have found it to be a refuge for anthropops with
failed political aspirations, usually the type who want to rail endlessly
against others' success and actually are closet socialists: that's why it's
>>I have also been very involved with astrology. I've had a book onastrosophy for about 5 years and have yet to look at it. Astrology
was my passion before I got married and had kids. I would immerse
myself in it for days on end. That was no longer possible with
crying infants, and I gave up active involvement out of frustration.
It was just too painful to be "dragged out" every 20 minutes.
Now that my kids are teenagers, I have begun reading some again
(mainly Liz Greene). It's like a foreign language. If you don't use
it, you lose it. Where once I could look at a chart and it would
speak to me, now it's just a bunch of isolated elements and I have to
work (very hard!) to form it into a picture.
*******This sort of letting 'something die so it can be reborn in a new way'
is not unusual. Let it arise again on its own time. Look at the Soul-Calendar
stuff I've posted, perhaps, as a start.
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