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  • Thanks to you both for a very interesting discussion! I would like to add my two cents worth to it, if I may. It has seemed to me that the first step toward a greater objectivity is to realize that your past, family, and culture have created you (at least the part of you with which you consciously identify). There is no such thing as discarding this wholesale, but what you can do...
    jarvi Sep 2, 2000
  • Dear Sena and Steiner group, It is of course true that Steiner "incorporated the ideas of reincarnation and karma into his system". I certainly didn't mean to imply that anthroposophy has not stood on the shoulders of the traditions which came before it. Anthroposophy is unique, however, in that it acknowledges the value and importance of all of the major religious and...
    Jarvi Jun 5, 2000
  • This is in response to Sena's question, "Why is history important?" An examination of history is central to anthroposophy because anthroposophy describes the evolving impulses and purposes of spiritual beings, and their evolving relationship with the activities and forms within time and space. Eastern philosophy, by contrast, concerns itself with describing and celebrating a static...
    Jarvi Jun 3, 2000
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  • Sena - You asked "Why Steiner?" To me, that's an entirely personal question. It's not something that can be objectively answered. A person can argue the relative benefits of one philosophical or devotional path, but all he would end up saying is that the particular characteristics of it are right for him. For me, Steiner's anthroposophy is completely engaging and contains all of...
    Jarvi May 23, 2000
  • Hello Sena, What a powerful and important message that is for me. I even remember when it "struck home". I was sitting in a group in Bellingham, Washington, studying Michaelmas and the Soul Forces of Man . We were trying to design a Michaelmas festival for the children, and one suggestion was that we have a person costumed as a dragon whom the children could "battle" with the...
    Jarvi May 11, 2000
  • Dear Sena and Dr. Starman, Thank you for sharing the ideas and books which have been important to you, Sena. What a great route to take from Catholicism to scientific agnosticism to Watts and then to various forms of easternized and westernized ancient wisdom teachings. I expect this has given you access to a centered spirituality, which is capable of devotion and discipline, but...
    Jarvi May 7, 2000
  • Dear Dr. Starman, Is your idea of a discussion to dispense advice and wisdom from on high? I do not wish to be rude or unappreciative of your response, but but I quite honestly found it off-putting. How do you know what I have read or studied? Could you ask rather than assume? Why did you assume my use of the word "compulsion" indicated that I had a problem? If you are concerned...
    Jarvi May 4, 2000
  • Hello to both of you - I'm very interested in your perspective on threefold issues, Dr. Starman. I am also a former member of the Society who has become discouraged. I need to write a formal letter of resignation, but have been putting it off. I would like to do so, but haven't been able to figure out what to say. The last Society function I was involved in was the annual...
    Lorraine Jarvi Apr 30, 2000
  • I was surprised to find a Steiner category in e-groups and see that it hasn't been in existance long. My children attended Waldorf elementary schools and I have taught (for one year only) in a Waldorf pre-k. It was enough time to develop a healthy respect for anyone who works with 15, 3 1/2-year-olds and claims to enjoy it! I have been studying Anthroposophy off and on since about...
    Lorraine Jarvi Apr 28, 2000