RE: [steiner] research question: nationalism and sexuality
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.
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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