Re: [steiner] reincarnation
- In a message dated 9/9/2003 4:57:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, gabriell@... writes:
I have just joined your group, sounds interesting, my kids went to
steiner school many years ago.
A question I wouold like to ask that has been bothering me over
time.What is steiner's postion on reincarnation and what are his
reasons and or proofs
*******Welcome Gabrielle. Steiner was able to experience his past incarnations as well as what goes on between lives on earth, which is quite a different thing from intellectual reasoning or attempting to prove the matter. But he does a good job of that also in the second chapter of his book Theosophy. There he develops the idea at length that, just as our memories return to us when we awaken in the morning, our past actions return to us when we are born again in the next life. He does this by pure thinking, which non-mathematicians of course will have no confidence in (in an age which teaches that thinking is purely subjective)---- but for anybody who can really think and has confidence in their thinking's power, it is conclusive.