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some research

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One wonders if all the authors of this unoriginal document are attached to the waldorf / steiner movement in some way?

The learning of one to one matching of number words eg; one (the word) to one concrete object, say a block of some kind, is not new and common in the teaching of numeracy. There’s nothing “esoteric” or hidden about this knowledge and I am affronted by this rather lame attempt to make numeracy some kind of “spiritual science” by the waldorf / steiner community. Rhythmical teaching strategies have always been a part of “State Teaching” in Aotearoa NZ. We know it helps rote learning of basic facts but does little to teach that the formula (say 3 x 4 = 12)actually means that there are 3 groups of 4 objects and when I join them together, I end up with 12 objects. Repeated addition is very useful. Of course the child rarely comes to their first class knowing this concept and it takes some time to learn. But it is not “esoteric” or “magical” in any way. Contrary to anthroposophical opinion, it is not only for the initiated. See what waldorf answers has to say here.

research

occult science of steiner

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I have been reading this lecture that steiner gave on ‘occult science.’ How the heck can our minister of education justify her stand on the accountability of steiner schools in Aotearoa NZ when state schools must be transparent and accountable?

This is an indication of how anthroposophical teaching indoctrination will bridge the gulf between the so-called living and the so-called dead; and already now we can see how human beings who have some understanding of the spiritual occult may be a blessing to the so-called dead by reading to them in thought the truths inventions  of Spiritual Science. If, either reading aloud or to ourselves, we follow in thought the ideas and concepts inventions of Spiritual Science, at the same time feeling that one or more who have passed through death are there in front of us while we read, then this reading becomes very real to them, because such thoughts are inscribed into the Akasha-substance. Such reading may be of the greatest service, not only to those on the other side of death who while they were on earth concerned themselves with Spiritual Sciencebuffoonery but also to those who during their earthly life would have nothing to do with it.

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.

steiner pontificates on the muslim religion…..

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“Mohammedism is the first manifestation of [the arch-demon] Ahriman … Mohammed’s god, Allah, Eloha, is an Ahrimanic imitation or pale reflection of the Elohim [i.e., gods], but comprehended monotheistically. Mohammed always refers to them as a unity. The Mohammedan culture is Ahrimanic, but the Islamic attitude is Luciferic.” — Rudolf Steiner, FACULTY MEETINGS WITH RUDOLF STEINER (Anthroposophic Press, 1998), pp. 75-76.

I wonder how he came by this attitude. For more on that, read this article from Waldorf Watch. Like any other religious cult that says “We are the only way.” I find the attitude incredibly suspect. For a so-called christian, I find it strange that he thinks there are Gods and not God. Evidently what the bible says about where one finds God or what I term consciousness. It is found within not externally. 

Written by wiremu shane

October 6, 2011 at 9:16 am

what?

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Love Conquers All: The Mystery of the Holy Ghost: Knowledge Pervaded with Love

Anthroposophia
“Spirit triumphant! Flame through the weakness of timid, fainthearted souls (there are many of us) ! Burn up egoism, kindle compassion, so that selflessness, (we anthroposophists) the lifestream of humanity, may flow as the wellspring of spiritual rebirth (born again) !” — Rudolf Steiner. Read more from Wellspring here..

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October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm

practising what is preached……

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News – Waldorf Watch

“Anthroposophists generally practise what they preach … but only up to a point. We certainly have no difficulty in rejecting most of the world’s recognized authorities, along with the orthodoxies of politics, economics, medicine, science, art, agriculture and education that they represent — except when they just happen to fit in with something that we are pushing [there is definitely a love of money that doesn’t fit. Ever parked outside the ecologically minded steiner school? It’s hard to get round all the SUV’s]. As a group we believe that we have access to knowledge that puts us in a superior position, [I have witnessed this ism. It is no different from the “born again.” Our way or no way] and the tendency to let this feeling of superiority show is one of the most off-putting features of the anthroposophical personality.” — Waldorf teacher Keith Francis. [See “Ex-Teacher 9”.] What is “the anthroposophical personality”? To generalize: There is a layer of sweetness. [however it is very thin] Anthroposophists believe in angels and fairies and living spirits in the heavens and earth [just like “born agains have their beliefs]. But there is also smugness, a sense of superiority [a definite fall down off the pedestal] — Anthroposophists think they know more than anyone else about almost everything (and what they don’t know isn’t worth knowing). There are traces of pseudo-intellectualism: Anthroposophy is a complex system; adherents read brain-jarring tomes by Rudolf Steiner and others, and they develop intricate rationalizations to support what they read. There is inflexibility. Anthroposophy is The Truth, and anyone who assails it is probably demonic, while anyone who leaves the fold cult is beneath notice, having chosen The False. [Some point of difference] There is a countercultural inclination, a certain rebelliousness: Authorities are distrusted while the inviolable authority of the Self [Who was it that said, “Do what thou wilt.”] is affirmed. Overall, the Anthroposophical personality is defined by delusion. Believing that the heart is truer than the brain, Anthroposophists think that what they feel must be true. Believing in clairvoyance or “higher consciousness,” Anthroposophists think that what they sense must be true. And thus rationality withers. Believing only what they wish to believe, Anthroposophists cut themselves off more and more from reality, [sadly I have witnessed this consequence] they become more and more remote, and more and more defensive (because, despite their determined efforts, a shadow of doubt haunts the Anthroposophical night).

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.