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Rudolf Steiner's Indications For Caninosophy

Submitted by Dr. Speculation on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:12am.

Is this Pschulek?
Pschulek was a dog with an attachment to Rudolf Steiner. Or perhaps the opposite was true: Rudolf Steiner was a human being with an attachment to a dog named Pschulek. Pschulek is said to have been the owner of a human being who apparently was a follower of anthroposophy. Possibly, Pschulek was the first known Caninosophist in history.

Steiner Antedote
“La caninosophie
‘Et voici encore une gentille anecdote du ‘Docteur-Chien’, comme on avait surnommé le fidèle Pschulek , le chien d’un des membres, car il accompagnait toujours le ‘Docteur’ et n’acceptait de monter en voiture qu’après s’être assuré que Rudolf Steiner lui-même y eût pris place. Un jour Rudolf Steiner déclara à ce compagnon fidèle: ‘Pas vrai, Pschulek , qu’un jour tu fonderas une caninosophie?’. (Fred Poeppig, à l’endroit cité précédemment p. 79)”

Computer translation of the French
The caninosophie
And here is another nice anecdote of the 'Doctor-dog', as they had nicknamed the loyal supporter Pschulek, the dog of one of the members, because he always accompanied the 'Doctor' and agreed to go up by car only having been sure that Rudolf Steiner should have set up there himself. One day Rudolf Steiner declared to this faithful companion: "Isn’t it true, Pschulek, that you will one day found a Caninosophy?”

Who was Pschulek? We don’t know anything more about him, except this anecdote. I know of only one photo were Steiner is seen posing with a dog present.

Steiner clearly had a sense of humor about dogs. (Even though he also believed non-human animals cannot think.) Rudolf Steiner said:

“That is why our sense of smell is inferior to the dog’s. And so you can imagine that when a dog runs over the fields, he finds everything terribly interesting; so many smells come to him that if he were able to describe it, he would say the world is all smell. If among dogs there were a thinker like Schopenhauer, he would write interesting books! Schopenhauer wrote a book called “The World as Will and Idea” — but he was a man and his organ of smell had become an organ of thinking. The dog could write a book called “The World as Will and Smell.” In the dog’s book there would be a great deal beyond the discernment of a human being, because while a human being forms an idea, a mental image of things, a dog smells them. And it is my private opinion that the dog’s book — if the dog were a Schopenhauer — would actually be more interesting than the book that Schopenhauer himself wrote!”
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Is Anthroposophy Moving Science Forward or Back to Primitive Superstition?

Submitted by Dr. Speculation on Sun, 07/26/2009 - 11:28am.

Is anthroposophy moving science forward or backward into speculative superstition with the way many in anthroposophy have reacted to the recent solar eclipse?

In Happy Birthday Ahriman we recently reported that anthroposophists and astrologers Robert Powell and Kevin Dan are warning us that the July 22 solar eclipse sets conditions that will allow for the maximum power of evil (the beast) to arise up from the interior of the Earth and speculated that Ahriman could incarnate at this time.

Below is an excerpt from a prominent leader in Waldorf and anthroposophy education sent out to friends and members of the Anthroposophical Society a few days before the July 22 solar eclipse that heeds the warning of astrologers that the blocking of the sun is significant and that we should take action to counter this event. He urgently suggests we gather together and recite a verse that he selected to counter the disruption of this eclipse.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society, General Council, Collegium, CAO and Branch Leaders,

As many of you know, the 22nd of July this coming Wednesday will bring a total solar eclipse visible over many cities in China and the Far East. A wide variety of people have spoken of this event as being particularly significant for the months ahead. The blocking of the sun by the moon will cast a lunar shadow over the earth, perhaps in more ways than one when considered in light of anthroposophical insights. Even mainstream commentators have noted the potential for unusual disruption in world affairs. Therefore, I am taking this personal initiative of writing to you in order to suggest a way of meeting this event with greater consciousness, and I invite you to do the same.

Early Wednesday morning I will gather with colleagues and friends here in New Hampshire to recite the fourth panel of the Foundation Stone Meditation given by Rudolf Steiner. Quoted in my winter letter in Evolving News for Members and Friends, these potent lines might be of particular help this week. How would it be if those aligned with the intentions of Light Divine, Christ-Sun were to speak back to the Cosmos, so to say, on the 22nd of July? If these lines were to be spoken repeatedly across North America at different times during the day, by individuals and groups, we could be assured that a moment of unified human striving would also become a reality.

Please forward this to your email list of friends and groups you feel might be before Wednesday!


Are Gnomes Causing the Crop Circles?

Submitted by Dr. Speculation on Wed, 07/22/2009 - 12:30pm.

A crop "circle" is a geometric pattern, often very intricate and complex, appearing in fields, usually wheat fields and usually in England. The earliest mention of a crop circle dates back to the 1500s. A 17th century English woodcut shows a devilish creature making a crop circle. People who lived in the area called the creature the "mowing devil."

Some believe that the crop designs are messages from alien spacecraft. Scientists have stretched their imaginations to come up with theories of vortexes, ball lightning, plasma, and other less occult explanations involving natural forces such as wind, heat, or animals.

Many crop circles are probably due to pranksters, but contrary to popular belief, trampling, breaking or bending the stalks of the plants affected does not explain many other crop circles. Even though the stalks are bent, they are not damaged. Most of the time, the crop continues to grow as normal. The stalk of each plant is softened at a precise point by an, as yet, unidentified force which causes the entire stalk to collapse. This same force, with incredible mathematical detail, lays the entire flattened area in interwoven, swirled layers .

According to Rudolf Steiner, the gnomes are root spirits and are responsible for pushing plants up out of the ground. With the fundamental force of their being they unceasingly thrust away from the earthly, and it is this thrust that determines the upward direction of plant growth. The gnomes cause the plant to have only its roots in the earth and to grow out of the earth; in fact, the gnomes force the plants to grow upwards and out of the earth.

Could the gnomes be using elemental forces to create the crop circles? For what reason? Their nature prompts them to play all sorts of tricks on the human being. Is this some alien joke on gullible humans? Or rather than tricks, could they be trying to awaken human beings with designs specifically arranged in such way as to awaken the collective unconscious? Have Robert Powell and Kevin Dann mentioned the gnomes in connection with 2012?

A gnome was seen fleeing the scene of a recent crop circle in Wiltshire, England. Upon being discovered the gnome responded by mooning the crop circle researcher. This photo is now being used to support the "gnome trick" theory.


Happy Birthday Ahriman?

Submitted by Dr. Speculation on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 11:13pm.
Steiner, in rare prophetic mode, talks about an actual incarnation of Ahriman on the earth and its potential consequences. Just as Christ incarnated in a physical body, so would Ahriman incarnate in the Western world - before 'a part' of the third millennium had passed.

Robert Powell, SteinerBooks author and speaker, and astrologer, gives us this exciting bit of speculation about the incarnation of Ahriman:

In the summer of 2009, on July 22
, there is a total eclipse of the Sun at 2:36 AM Greenwich Mean Time. The path of the eclipse crosses India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, the southern islands of Japan, and the western Pacific Ocean. The Moon will be at its perigee (its closest position to the Earth), making it larger than the Sun, resulting in a wider path and greater duration. (The arc of the partial eclipse path on this date swings as far north as 60° N, right across northern Russia, and as far south as 30° S, touching the North Island of New Zealand)

According to Rudolf Steiner, these are conditions that will allow for the maximum power of evil (the beast) to arise up from the interior of the Earth, should human beings remain unaware of the importance of aligning with Christ and maintaining their own consciousness in a state of wakeful awareness in relation to this event.

At the time of the July 22, 2009 eclipse, there is a triple conjunction of Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron (formerly called an asteroid, it is now classified as a "centaur," suggesting its dual nature as half comet, half asteroid) -- all within less than a single degree, and also a heliocentric opposition of Saturn with Uranus.

At the time of a total solar eclipse, something sulphurous is stirred up. At the time of a solar eclipse, according to Rudolf Steiner, "that which spreads out as negativity upon the Earth can be borne up in a Luciferic way into cosmic space where it can bring about further damage." Demonic spiritual beings are more agitated than usual at the time of an eclipse, and thus -- according to Steiner -- eclipses offer special opportunities for the activity of black magicians. Very few people are able to discern this working of evil at the time of a solar eclipse.

Could it be that the solar eclipse of July 22, 2009 -- the longest eclipse (lasting 6½ minutes) of the whole 21st century -- signifies the start of the 3½-year period of the rule of the Antichrist? If so, the incarnation of Ahriman may take place at or around the time of this solar eclipse.

Ready for Ahriman?

Submitted by Dr. Speculation on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 9:47am.

"Ahriman skillfully prepares his goal beforehand ... His incarnation is undoubtedly coming, and this lack of insight will enable him to prepare it triumphantly." RS

Ready for Ahriman? Awaken to conscious thinking with the study and practice of the Philosophy of Freedom.

The Advent of Ahriman By Robert Mason
Ahriman in Modern Times

The modern scientific revolution, since the fifteenth century, has been inspired largely by Ahriman. He is the inspirer of amoral, atheistic, mechanistic materialism, and the kind of cleverness that goes with it. The regular Gods' intent for the present age (also called the "Consciousness Soul Epoch") is that mankind should develop increased consciousness, together with the individuality and spiritual freedom that go with that consciousness.

Ahriman opposes this; he wants Man to live from unconscious instincts as an unindividualized, impulsive animal -- clever, but an animal nonetheless.  The modern mind has almost no conception of the true nature of conscious thinking. Steiner, especially in his book The Philosophy of Freedom, has been our teacher of real thinking, but the general intellectual culture has not learned the lesson. The fact is that the normal "scientific" thinking in this age, no matter how clever, is hardly conscious at all (possibly with some relatively rare exceptions at moments of "insight" or mathematical discovery).

In the kind of consciousness usual in our "scientific" culture, we become conscious only of the fixed results of the thinking, after it has been accomplished; we are not (usually) conscious of the thinking-process itself. And since it is unconscious, it is not our free action; it is automatic. When we think in the manner usual in our epoch, we are sentient automata, acting from instinct. And this is what Ahriman wants: he wants to stamp out all traces and all possibility of free, individualized human consciousness; he wants Man not to be an individual, but only a member of a general species of pseudo-mankind -- to be a clever, earth-bound animal, an "homunculus".

As indicated, Ahriman is the inspirer of the most extreme kind of "scientific" materialism: the doctrine that there is no spirit or soul in the world; that life itself is not in fact alive, but is only a complex of mechanical processes; that reality is at base only quantitative, that there is no reality in the qualitative -- color, sound, etc.; even that the human's inner being is a confluence of material forces. On the emotional level, he works in the human subconscious instincts, inspiring fear, hatred, lust for power, and destructive sex impulses. On the mental level, he inspires rigid, automatic thinking: (in Steiner's phrase) thinking almost entirely without thoughts.

Anthroposophy Lecture

Submitted by Dr. Speculation on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 4:52pm.

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Gurus Promised Glorious New Tomorrow Postponed Indefinitely

Submitted by Dr. Speculation on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 9:53am.

EARTH—In a move many observers described as inevitable, gurus of nearly every major belief system on Earth announced Monday the indefinite postponement of the glorious new tomorrow that has been collectively promised to humankind for more than six millennia.

"Whether it be the second coming of the Messiah; leaving sinners behind as you fly up to Heaven in the Rapture; a war-free state of universal peace and brotherhood following a unilateral nuclear disarmament; perfect free trade in a coercion-free marketplace; an enlightened 'nirvana' state after a series of karma-accumulating reincarnations; or a state of perfect, rock-hard abs under the tutelage of cable-television fitness guru Tony Little, it would appear that the glorious new tomorrow toward which we have all been striving is, unfortunately, not a tenable goal for the near future," said motivational guru and Personal Power author Anthony Robbins.