Re: still yet another attempt at 7fold thinking
- To Robert Barnskog, who wrote:
>>. . . . but it seems – when reading your post– that you have put a lot of effort into
something that is quite far removed from the
"core business" itself.<<
Robert M writes:
But a big point I was trying to make is that for
the WC Waldorf education isn't really the "core
business". IMO the talk there about Waldorf
education is just "surface stuff" (that's
American psycho-babble). I try to see under the
surface to the real "stuff", the real "core
business". And I "see", really, under the
surface, hatred of the Christ. Opposition to
Waldorf education is really a way of opposing
Robert B wrote:
>>. . . . look for other people and found a newsystem, without the "problematic" esoteric
That may already be happening. I'm told that
even in Germany maybe a third of Waldorf
teachers aren't even Anthroposophists. But I
don't know much about that.
>>If you still think it is worth putting energyinto Waldorf, I think it is best to be
completely open with the esoteric background.<<
I agree; I'm against deception. I think I made
that point in my long post. But sometimes even
the Waldorf teachers might not know about the
>>Regarding the 7fold thinking: what do you planto use it for? Is it an "esoteric tool" or
something you intend to use for everyday life?<<
Robert M writes:
If you go to my Web page that I linked and read
about 7fold thinking from the beginning, you'll
get a pretty good idea of how I got into it. I
got that idea from Bondarev, and I saw how he
found the 7fold pattern throughout *PoF*. I
tried to parse some Steiner texts, and I found
the 7fold pattern there, if I looked for it.
And so it seemed to me that Bondarev was really
onto something; it made more and more sense.
But soon it wasn't enough for me only to parse
existing texts; I wanted to learn how to do it
-- the thinking. I had already wanted at least
to learn, in this incarnation, how to *think*.
This wish has only gotten stronger as time goes
on and death gets closer. It seems that
thinking is 7folded; and why not? -- Everything
else in the world is 7folded. So, I am trying
to learn how to think 7foldedly.
And, if Bondarev is right, this kind of thinking
needs to become ever more "exoteric", if
civilization is to be saved. And I may be the
only one who is trying to do it, in English, as
far as I know. It seems to me that at least one
lone guy should make the try.
So, I do it for myself and, hopefully, for the
wider world. But, as Steiner tells us, even
work upon oneself *is* work for the world. I
hope that more will come of it later; right now,
I'm just trying.