anthroposophicalbehaviour

bringing forward Waldorf/Steiner issues

steiner lecture about aryan supremacy………..

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I’m amazed that this stuff is being espoused in my country. But I assure I have witnessed people in the South Island who profess to live this junk.  Watch out for the gnomes and fairies!

“In June, 1910, Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy, began a speaking tour of Norway with a lecture to a large and attentive audience in Oslo.  The lecture series was titled “The Mission of National Souls in Relation to Nordic-Germanic Mythology.”  In the Oslo lectures Steiner presented his theory of “folk souls” or “national souls” (Volksseelen in German, Steiner’s native tongue) and paid particular attention to the mysterious wonders of the “Nordic spirit.”  The “national souls” of Northern and Central Europe belonged, Steiner explained, to the “Germanic-Nordic” peoples, the world’s most spiritually advanced ethnic group, which was in turn the vanguard of the highest of five historical “root races.”  This superior fifth root race, Steiner told his Oslo audience, was naturally the “Aryan” race. 1If this peculiar cosmology sounds eerily similar to the teutonic myths of Himmler and Hitler, the resemblance is no accident.  Anthroposophy and National Socialism both have deep roots in the confluence of nationalism, right-wing populism, proto-environmentalist romanticism and esoteric spiritualism that characterized much of German and Austrian culture at the end of the nineteenth century.  But the connection between Steiner’s racially stratified pseudo-religion and the rise of the Nazis goes beyond mere philosophical parallels.  Anthroposophy had a powerful practical influence on the so-called “green wing” of German fascism.  Moreover, the actual politics of Steiner and his followers have consistently displayed a profoundly reactionary streak. 2″ Read more here at the Institute for Social Ecology. Technorati verification code UU74VYG5RVTD 

 

 

 

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  1. For some comments on the stories by Staudenmaier, see bit.ly/9iu6mO – bit.ly/aBerzX and bit.ly/aWbIRp

    Regards,

    Sune

    September 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm


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