I'm glad you've brought this subject to our attention, and partly due to its having seemingly influenced a few Anthroposophists as well as others - especially others. I've lived in CA for a long time, watching various such "churches", "groups", etc., as they arrived on the scene, and this United Church of Religious Science and Science of the Mind is only one more among many thought processes the founder(s) may or may not feel sincere about. It is very easy to speak of one or another facet of Steiner's to promote the popularity/acceptance of this or that Movement, and while some are no doubt sincere, it seems one always finds a self-serving or erroneous ploy of some sort sooner or later. I've very often wondered why anyone would bother with such fringe outfits when the genuine Movement is right in front of our noses! Yes, Anthroposophy IS difficult, but it is not only based upon fact; it is safe.
Along similar lines, it was a joy to read a local newspaper article in which the writer spoke of valid reasons to consume locally grown foods, and while the writer's stance dealt solely with economic issues, the fact remained this article was most definitely promoting growing and consuming one's locally grown foods as well as adapting one's lifestyle to one's local area in various other ways. This writer is totally unaware of Steiner's thoughts along these same lines and of course from a very different perspective - but what is so heartwarming is the fact that this sensible approach is far superior from a non-Steiner perspective. Am I correct in thinking this is yet another movement Steiner alluded to as a "future reality"? I might add my home is located in Monterey County, home of the source of the recent deadly spinach attack, where the spinach was grown while being fertilized by substances trucked in from from foreign sources.
--- On Tue 10/24, < Cheeseandsalsa@... > wrote:
From: [mailto: Cheeseandsalsa@...]
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 15:14:03 EDT
Subject: [steiner] United Church of Religious Science and science of mind
This church or movement is founded by a man named Ernest Holmes.
There are two institutions where Reverends are taught the science of mind.
One is in CA the other is CO. Has anyone researched this movement?
Just a few of the quotes I've read of Holmes remind me of Steiner. If
someone knows more about this that would be
practitioners of the love of and the search for wisdom will be but a small
remnant... Those who belong to this small class have tasted how sweet and
blessed a possession of philosophy is." Plato, The Commonwealth
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