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Re: [steiner] New member introdction

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  • LilOleMissy
    Hello everyone. 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
    Message 1 of 2 , May 1, 2003
      Hello everyone.

      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
      relationship.

      After the 9/11 incident, a composer colleague of mine at the
      university where I used to teach was speaking to me about the
      Saturn-
      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
      he
      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
      articles.
      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
      spiritual
      path.

      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
      permitting.

      Peace,

      Ron Squibbs

      Dear Ron,

      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.

      Best,

      Sheila Pickerill
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