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RE: [steiner] research question: nationalism and sexuality

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    Robert, In a series of lectures published in Ancients myths, Steiner pointed out the relationship of nationalism and sexuality. It is either chapter one or
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      Robert,

      In a series of lectures published in Ancients myths, Steiner pointed out the
      relationship of nationalism and sexuality. It is either chapter one or two.

      Edwin

      p.s. I would be interested to know what you are up to with your research?
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      > Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 10:17:59 -0700
      > Subject: [steiner] research question: nationalism and sexuality
      >
      >
      > To All:
      >
      > In his Introduction to Steiner's lecture cycle
      > *The Karma of Untruthfulness; Volume II* Rudi
      > Lissau states the following:
      >
      > "In the magazine Anthroposophy Today No. 2 there appeared an
      > article In Search of Rudolf Steiner. In it the present writer
      > gave examples of the intimate contact which Steiner had with
      > his audience. In Vienna Steiner described how the emotions of
      > his audience affected him and that he took care to avoid two
      > particular issues because he found it difficult to deal with
      > the waves of emotion which arose in his audience on such
      > occasions. One of these issues was human sexuality. But
      > Steiner put nationalism, a drive in our subconscious, on the
      > same level as sexuality."
      >
      > This statement is puzzling to me, especially
      > since in this very volume which Lissau introduces
      > Steiner does not avoid these "issues"; instead
      > he explicity discusses the connection between
      > nationalism and sexuality. Could anyone identify
      > for me the Vienna lecture that Lissau is talking
      > about: date, GA#, Steiner's exact words, etc.?
      >
      > Robert Mason
      >
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