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From: golden3000997
Date: Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:48 am
Subject: Another Article

Hi Walden (et al),

I just got another idea for one:

Archetype and Icon - Images in Fairy Tales vs Images in the Media

Briar Rose vs. Britney Spears!

Hey, did you hear that Barbie and Ken are getting a divorce? No, seriously! It's in the news! Seems like there is this chick named Cali Girl who has been ALL OVER Ken and Barbie is thinking about hooking up with this Aussie guy named Blaine. I'll bet he's David Wenham's cousin! Anyway....

: ) Christine

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From: Frank Thomas Smith
Date: Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:53 pm
Subject: RE: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Another Article

Who those folks you talkin about, Christine? Did they work on the first Goetheanum? Are they members of the First Class (or 2nd or 3rd)? Were they on the barricades during the 3-fold revolution? Btw, don't let that bitch Sophia get you down, I got it from supersensible source that she's a transvestite.

Roar, baby, roar!

Frank

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From: Tarjei Straume
Date: Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:12 pm
Subject: RE: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Another Article

At 22:53 15.02.2004, Frank wrote:

Btw, don't let that bitch Sophia get you down, I got it from supersensible source that she's a transvestite.

I'm confused enough about people's genders around here as it is. Don't make it worse :)

Tarjei
http://uncletaz.com/

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From: Frank Thomas Smith
Date: Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:22 pm
Subject: RE: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Another Article

[Tarjei:]

I'm confused enough about people's genders around here as it is. Don't make it worse :)

Just to confuse the issue more concerning the mail from our new member. Despite his excellent English, he was cemented in logical German grammar, to wit, he thought: "Der Kritiker" = the critic in a general sense, though the word itself is masculine. Therefore, though he meant Catherine, he quite logically continued his sentences in the masculine. (Maybe she's a transvestite, too.) He can correct me if I'm wrong.

Frank

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From: kroklokwafzi2001
Date: Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:59 pm
Subject: Re: Another Article

Dear Tarjei, thanks for Your background information, which I am especially grateful for as a newcomer. Dear Frank, I thought, she was a woman, but in German some madsculine words are used for women too. Its like You have a Secretary of State, a masculine form, but he (she) is a woman, e.g. Madeleine Albright. (Is she a woman?)

I have been following the link to the essay of Catherine MacCounfuse. I have downloaded it. The first paragraph shows her ability of misunderstanding to the fullest extent: She wrote, concerning our Philosopher of Freedom:

"This direct knowledge ("direct access to the spiritual worlds"), he argued, was the only foundation for the true moral freedom. He went on to develop and teach practical methods by which it could be achieved."

No, Miss! Missed! (In German spelled: Mist!) The experience of freedom is founded on the halfway developed Consciousness-Soul. On nothing else. If we find in the core of our being light of moral intuitions, then we will feel free. If an intuition of some outer experience enlightens us, a door is opening in the depth of our soul to the core, to the essence of the outer world. If an intuition of a moral idea is developping itself in the center of our being, then a door is opening to our own higher being. The "Geist-Selbst" (Spirit-Self") is shining its light into our soul. It is entering us, or better: we are entering our soul, when we are acting out of our spirit. "Spiritual activity" is the translation Rudolf Steiner preferred for Freedom. This is not the same as Meditaton - although meditation is a sort of spiritual activity. The development of our inner eyes and inner ears has nothing to do with free spiritual activity. Look, what a strange impression will the uninstructed reader have? Freedom in the anthroposophical way: that is something only for Initiates. Quite the contrary is true. Miss MacCounfused is not able to understand the difference between the knowledge of oneself and the knowledge of hogher worlds.

In the second paragraph, Miss MacCounfused shows with great splendour and glamour her inability to observe things clearly. She wrote:

"Anthroposophists, when they can be understood at all, express superstitions and prejudices that would embarass a redneck. Fearing injury from rock music to microchips to Jesuits, they have become a society of esoteric hypochondriacs, in neo-Amish withdrawal from modern political and economic life."

Well, well: She can only understand superstitions and prejudices. I do believe her. But, as the the German poet Lichtenberg said,

"if a book and a head clash together and it sounds like an empty hall, its not always the book, that makes the noise..."

But in earnest. There are anthroposophists as described. - But it is unfair to describe a spiritual movement by describing its strangest members. Would we describe the Catholic church through the example of a sicilian or peruvian landworkers woman, a superstitious peasant? No, we would always try to look at the preeminant heads of a movement, to describe the real potential. The longyear leader of the German "Siemens" enterprises, building electric household machines, and through KWU building nuclear plants, has been an anthroposophist. Better known should be Joseph Beuys, who became a member of the society, after he noticed, how people with very different opinions on the social future cametogether in the section.

Thanks Rolf

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From: bryanmiller
Date: Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:16 pm
Subject: RE: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Another Article

Is Sophia real? Well, well, well...and I was so sure she was only Tarjei's feminine side...

In any case, for a list that is supposed to be all about freedom and no rules etc, she's bossing around quite a lot lately. Maybe she's bored. Maybe we should set her up in a blind date with Dan Dugan or something.

Bryan

Frank Thomas Smith

Btw, don't let that bitch Sophia get you down, I got it from supersensible source that she's a transvestite.

Roar, baby, roar!

Frank

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