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Ken Wilber + Rudolf Steiner = Philosophy of Freedom

Submitted by Tmasthenes on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 4:24pm.

Tom,

Let me introduce you the greatest rising super-star in the anthroposophical firmanent today and demonstrate his commitment to the Philosophy of Freedom. His name is Sebastian Gronbach. He lives in Cologne (Koeln) Germany and his book Missionen: Geist bewegt – alles!  (Missions: Spirit Moves --- Everything!) has been published by the prestigious anthroposophical house Verlag Freies Geistesleben. 

He is a 40 year old  3rd generation Anthro --- whose grandpappy knew Steiner --- who has taken not only the German anthroposophical world by storm, but more importantly he’s “cracking the cult barrier,” as it were, and driving Steiner’s ideas public and mainstream.

Philosophy of Freedom chapter 3 questions

Submitted by Tom Last on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 10:11am.

I am working on the Chapter 3 video and came up with this list of questions answered in Chapter 3.

3-1 How does the observation of thought compare to the observation of other things?
3-2 How does thought compare to feeling?
3-3 How does thinking compare to our thinking personality?
3-4 How does the observation of thought compare to the observation of present thinking?
3-5 How does knowing our thought compare to knowing other things?
3-6 How does a thought process compare to brain activity?
3-7 How certain are we of our thoughts compared to other things?
3-8 How does thinking about thought compare to thinking about other things?
3-9 How does the creation of thought compare to creating other things?
3-10 How does unconscious thought influence the observation of thought compared to its influence when we observe other things?
3-11 How does the study of thought compare to the study of consciousness?
3-12 How can I be certain whether my thought is right or wrong?

STEINER'S PRESENT INCARNATION NOW REVEALED!!!

Submitted by Tmasthenes on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 2:30pm.

Ladies and gentlemen of the English speaking Steiner Internet Universe.

Through all my 34 years of anthropoposhy, I knew deep down in my cozy Gemuet that it would be my destiny as mild-mannered reporter for a great Akasha Chronicle to break the story of identifying Rudolf Steiner in his long-awaited next incarnation in the 21st century. And here is that story.


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PRESENT RUDOLF STEINER REINCARNATION REVEALED!!!!!

a challenge to Dornach and the Councils in America

Submitted by Joel on Sun, 07/25/2010 - 2:39pm.

Dear Friends in Anthroposophy,

It is with some reluctance that I take up this next task, and were it not for the love I feel for Rudolf Steiner and his legacy, I’d not bother.  His work was meant for modern humanity, and the clear fact is that the activities of the General Anthroposophical Society in the 20th Century failed to deliver on that promise.  Steiner’s The Philosophy of Freedom is still unknown in the modern University (and among the members and friends as a followed practice).   Goethean Science is not recognized even by the Goethe Institute, nor widely studied in the Anthroposophical Society.   And, the membership, in terms of numbers, remains tragically small and stagnant.

The problem - such as there can be described a problem - is that the impulse to Anthroposophy is still incarnating.   It is “in process”, and we mis-conceive this impulse if we think that with Steiner the whole “process” was brought to a state of finish.  Others must participate in this work which from the beginning was to require centuries to unfold (Steiner said something on the order of 400 years).

Giving and receiving - 4

Submitted by Olga on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 7:09pm.

Filozofia Wolności - filmy

Submitted by Olga on Sun, 07/11/2010 - 2:20pm.

John Dewey and Rudolf Steiner on Education

Submitted by John Ralph on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 5:44am.
What would John Dewey and Rudolf Steiner have said to one another about education? 
 
Although they were contemporaries, they never met. Jacque Ensign (Department of Education Studies, University of Virginia) has concocted a lively fictional conversation about education between John Dewey and Rudolf Steiner here, courtesy of the ever-surprising online anthroposophical journal from Argentina, The Southern Review.  
 
Jacque Ensign writes:
 
John Dewey and Rudolf Steiner were contemporaries who each launched radical worldwide educational approaches: Progressivism and Waldorf schools. Each wrote and spoke about his philosophy and formulated concrete ways to put it into practice in schools. Steiner wrote over sixty books and 6,000 essays, lectures, and articles. Dewey was such a prolific writer that whole books have been published as Dewey bibliographies. In many respects, Dewey and Steiner differed greatly in their philosophies and methods, but they also shared some common premises about education. With many professional parents sending their children to Waldorf schools, it is time to look at Waldorf education from a Deweyan perspective. Read on…

Video Project

Submitted by Tom Last on Tue, 07/06/2010 - 8:43am.
 Rudolf Steiner sews together a variety of views in The Philosophy of Freedom. I want to produce a new video series that goes through the book that would be good enough to be recommended by a lot of people. I have looked at crude animation and other forms of presentation.

Steiner collected the views of others. Most the views in POF are probably on an online video somewhere. These videos could be found and fit together with commentary to produce a new version of POF, a POF movie. It wouldn't be of value for thought-training but it could convey the ideas in POF which would clear up a lot of misrepresentations about anthroposophy. Any ideas?

Handbook of all Rudolf Steiner’s lectures and books in German

Submitted by John Ralph on Sun, 07/04/2010 - 5:49am.

German readers may not realize that there is an indexed handbook by Christian Karl in PDF format (65MB) covering all Rudolf Steiner’s lectures and books.