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steiner school off hook over standards

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The Taikura Rudolf Steiner school community has been reassured by the Minister of Education, Anne Tolley, that they can rest easy over National Standards and the future of their school. The Hastings school was one of hundreds throughout the country opposed to the controversial new directive, but in June cried foul when a letter from Ms Tolley urged them to comply or face legal action, and potentially lose government funding.

Protest was rife since the forced compliance, and included a large presence of parents at Prime Minister John Key’s Napier meeting.Last month, after a meeting with concerned Taikura parents, Tukituki MP Craig Foss wrote to Ms Tolley on their behalf, and received a reply on Thursday he said alleviated many of their concerns. Read more here on Hawkes Bay Today.

Well done John Key! Buckling to this type of educational philosophy in Aotearoa NZ is just what our children need. Obviously you are either a steiner proponent or your researching is somewhat cursory. The question needs to be asked. Why don’t steiner schools have to be accountable to the ministry for their delivery of ‘education’ (I use the word advisedly) in Aotearoa NZ?

anthroposophical claptrap

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Wellspring: Reverential Pleas

“Anthroposophy is not mere learning like any other (it’s based on clairvoyance). The ideas that Anthroposophy presents and the words it uses are not meant as abstract theory (how else can one view clairvoyant revelations to a racist Austrian)?. Anthroposophical ideas are not shaped in the way other kinds of learning have been shaping ideas for the past several centuries (no not based on peer reviewed research, they have used a sprirtual jump of sorts. But they jumped backwards!); words are not used the same as they are elsewhere. Anthroposophical ideas are vessels fashioned by love fear and we are summond possessed  by the spiritual world to partake of their content perversity. Anthroposophy must bring the light of true humanness to shine out in thoughts that bear love’s imprint (after livind amoung anthroposophists for two years, I’d have to point out, that this concept was not obsevable in the community): knowledge is only the form in which we reflect our heart’s receiving the light of the world spirit that has come to dwell in our heart and from our heart illumine human thought (absolute rubbish, they do not live this!). Since Anthroposophy cannot really be grasped except by the power of love, it is love-engendering when human beings take it in a way true to its own nature. Words expressing Anthroposophical truths are not like words spoken elsewhere today (true, there’s much gobbledygook); rightly conceived, they are all really reverential pleas that the spirit make itself known to us (opps I better move my ecologically sound diesal SUV).”

fossil bay steiner kindergarten (Waiheke)

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I was interested to read the “Mission Statement” from the kindergarten “fossil Bay.” As usual, the part about their insistence that clairvoyance is an alternative to state education, and that they are using the philosophy/religion/cult of anthroposophy to background their educational pedagogy has been omitted from the somewhat cheesy picture they are attempting to paint for us all. All beauty and very little substance.

“Our purpose is to create and sustain a nurturing community of inspired children (unless the child is somewhat of an individual and doesn’t conform to their ideal), teachers and parents in order to provide a modern anthrophosophically based education in a physical and emotional environment that facilitates the unfolding of each child’s full potential (the level of conformity to the anthroposophical ideal of inspiration and emotional safety is laughable – just ask questions, and you will see a definite withdrawal of friendship and community, you will be labelled as rebellious, uncooperative and spiritually inferior.  The community will be built on strong values, clear communication and respectful partnership.”

steiner anthropocentric paranoia

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Living in ahrimanic times From Wellspring 

ahrimanic anthropop paranoia

Heads firmly in the sand, blocking themselves off from the rest of the world, telling themselves how informed and full of love they are. In reality, they are a frightened, paranoid, judgemental, unforgiving, secretive, ignorant, racist, idiotic bunch of looney toons who believe in planet nibura (x) and the moon man. Everything, from education to science to spirituality is seriously misinformed and basically incorrect. How anyone in the 21st century could fall for this cult is a real surprise to me. Sadly, I guess there’s something in the eurocentric aryan mindset that just won’t let them be.

Golgotha (steiner)

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Wellspring: And the Veda was made flesh, and dwelt among us

Rudolf Steiner, February 18, 1923:

“The Mystery of Golgotha stands at the center of the whole human evolution on Earth. The fact that the Mystery of Golgotha entered history at a moment when the Greeks strove to set forth the divine in man from an external aspect, from the aspect of the Earth, as it were, should not be considered as a historical coincidence. We might say, and this is more than a poetical image: The Greeks had to set forth the divine in man artistically, out of the ingredients of the Earth, and the cosmos sent down to the Earth the God who entered man, as a cosmic answer to the wonderful question sent out into the world’s spaces, as it were, by the Greeks. In the historical development we may sense, as it were, that with their humanly portrayed gods the Greeks addressed the following question to the universe: Can Man become a God? And the universe replied: God can become Man. This reply was given through the event of the Mystery of Golgotha.”

Then there is this article on Golgotha from Wikipedia. Here is the “Biblical” attitude to Golgotha. Think about what is and has been said. steiner sure pushes the envelope with his clarvoyance.

Grandmother’s Healing Haka

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www.ch.steiner.school.nz/0-newsletter-box/current.pdf

I am puzzled that there are people who are trying to make money out of my culture who have european names. How does one come from Switzerland and gain the right to hold a Maori healing ceremony on Te Waka a Maui. Uekaha should know better. Tikanga Maori is neither anthroposophic nor is it steiner based custom. Just another way for people to make money from our culture. I’m sure they’ve justified it to themselves, but this blatant dilution of my culture by an aryan – centric philosophy steeped in aryan superiority is immoral.

Grandmother’s Healing Haka For the first time this Haka will be taught in the South Island a tour school by Ojasvin Kingi and his wife Iris from Switzerland. Both have been teaching the Haka internationally over the last years.It will take place on Friday 2 Dec 7.30 – 10.30pm Saturday 3 Dec 9.30 – 6pm Cost: $80 Also, a Healing for the Land Ritual will be offered and will take place after a shared dinner on Saturday evening at Brighton Beach.  Please consider this a very special opportunity and join us for those days (we need at least 16 people).  If interested you can google Grandmother’s HealingHaka.Phone Simoneor Uekaha on 3846081or021820 182 (Simone), 021 067 2096 (Uekaha).  Closer to the time, pamphlets and more detailed information will be shared.



Steiner School Recognition and Accreditation « UK Anthroposophy

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Free Schools(5a) – Steiner School Recognition and Accreditation « UK Anthroposophy.

This article from UK Anthroposophy is sure worth a read. The will be more parts to the post which I will post on to make sure it’s read in Aotearoa NZ.

Waldorf answers – More questions on Waldorf education

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Waldorf answers – More questions on Waldorf education

LOW DEGREE OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY? While there are Waldorf schools in an increasing number of countries in the world, Waldorf schools in the West do not always reflect the ethnic diversity of the countries in which they are found. In the U.S., most non-profit, independent Waldorf schools have fewer than 10% minority students. There are some notable exceptions where an independent Waldorf school may have 30% minority students and one public Waldorf school working as a charter school, the Urban Waldorf School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a majority of minority students. But this is still a problem not fully handled by the Waldorf movement in the West. Long lingering and deeply seated racial patterns and prejudices in parts of the U.S. has probably been one major factor making the mean income of black households in general on the order of only c. 65%, and of hispanic households in general the order of c. 70-75% of that of white households in the U.S. in 2000. These economic disparities are one central factor contributing to the low degree of ethnic diversity at independent Waldorf schools in the U.S.. The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2002, that school vouchers do not violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, stipulating the separation of church and state, hopefully will contribute to counteracting this inequality of income, and the development of an ethnic diversity at U.S. Waldorf schools that matches that of American society.

Read what steiner actually said about races here…..

oppression

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Something to think about.

Written by wiremu shane

October 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Justice discriminates against Maori

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Justice system ‘discriminates against Maori’ – Sharples – National – NZ Herald News

I do not usually write about Aotearoa NZ’s political landscape here. But I am currently going through an application for legal aid as I am too poor to get justice any other way. It seems that unless the ‘legal aid’ system stands to make money from my case, they might not even look at representation for someone like me. There is no problem getting legal aid if one doesn’t need it, if one has enough money in Aotearoa NZ, one can have anything. Does the system ‘discriminate against Maori’ who sit at the bottom of the financial rung in our system? Absolutely. Unequivocably. Without a doubt!

Does this issue relate to anthroposophy? Absolutely, all racism does.

Written by wiremu shane

October 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm