I joined this list yesterday after having found a link to Dr.
Starman's website from the Anthroposophy Yahoo group.
I am a pianist, a professor of music theory, a dervish in a North
American branch of a Turkish Sufi order, and a gay man in a longterm
After the 9/11 incident, a composer colleague of mine at the
university where I used to teach was speaking to me about the
Pluto opposition that was active at that time and recommended that I
check out The Mountain Astrologer magazine. I did so and some of the
ads in it reminded me of the fact that Dane Rudhyar was not only a
modern composer of at least marginal historical importance but also
an astrologer. I only came to understand afterward how influential
has been in that field.
Since then I have been collecting recordings of his music, learning
some of his music as a performer, and reading his books and
This has inspired me to learn a little bit about astrology and
Theosophy, about which I am at the very beginning. But even this
little bit has been enough to get some energies to flow more freely
and to cause me to begin to find some new paths as a teacher,
musician, and scholar.
I started exploring anthroposophy online specifically because it was
mentioned in two books I am currently reading, In Quest of Spirit by
the composer Jonathan Harvey and Harmonies of Heaven and Earth by
Joscelyn Godwin. I am interested to learn more about Steiner's
insights on connections between the arts, education and the
I have a tendency to write infrequently and to mix together too many
topics in my emails, so I'll stop here. I have read the Kansas City
series of articles and plan to comment on them individually, time
A warm welcome to the group! I'm fascinated about your music, since
classical piano has been a life long hobby of mine. You'll find a
very great deal about all your interests as well as many related and
others in Steiner's works, plus knowledge into all facets of
existence I can possibly think of! To be honest, I can't think of a
single thing Steiner hasn't given us indepth knowledge of! It's good
to have you on board.