>Subject: [steiner] Re: NetworkM Announces Meet-up Theme for Spring:
>I'm disappointed in the response of the three last posts to the NetworkM
>Meet-up, particularly because this is headed by a group of members of the
>Youth Section and young anthroposophists who are seeking to take the
>spiritual work they are doing with themselves into the greater context
>beyond their immediate world. Their work is about sharing an appreciation
>for the inner knowledge and experience they have gained in order to enliven
>what has become an increasingly stagnant movement...
*******Are you active with a school? A bio-dynamic farm? The study of
anthroposophic medicine, eurythmy, music, poetry, astrrosophy? What
anthroposophical community are you in?
Where do you see it being 'stagnant' and why? Perhaps you need to look
within a bit if it appears so to you. It sure doesn't to me.
>This work that they are doing is incredibly important. It is motivated by
>the fact that no one can, in any way, actually achieve any sort of
>understanding of the world without first connecting with their fellow human
>beings. This was one of Steiner's most fundamental principles. The step
>beyond observing the world is to be involved in the world, to understand
>the way in which it works through actual interaction with it. Detachment
>from the world hinders us....
*******As in "objectivity"? In my experience, it's only a hindrance when
someone is trying to persuade you to accept something without thinking about
I don't believe that's a statement from spiritual science ---- or ANY
science, for that matter. Besides, the glaringly obvious statements that we
"have to be connected to other people" leave entirely aside the question of
HOW we shall be, and for what purpose. There is a thing called the
Anthroposophical Society. It has meetings. Anyone can join and propose
anything at all for the group to do together. There are lots of people to
>One of the critical differences between those attending the youth
>conferences and these Meet-ups (not all of whom are necessarily young, but
>they are motivated) and many other branches of Spiritual Science is that
>these participants are spearheading a move in a new direction, following a
>growing line of thinking that works with Anthroposophical/Spiritual
>Principles and the every day world...
*******How do B-D farms, Weleda, Waldorf Schools, etc., NOT work with our
principles in the everyday world? Don't the arts? How do our Youth
Conferences not do so? What kind of "work" isn't being done, hmmmm?
I hear an axe being ground somewhere, myself. What's the actual agenda?
Left-wing politics, as usual? Agitating for socialism? Bashing libertarians
and free-marketers? Or what?
You might find a less "disappointing" result if you state your premises
and goals openly. However, don't be surprised if some people are of the
opinion that they are the opposite of anthroposophy.
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