This background accounts for many of the distinctive esoteric tendencies that anthroposophists today frequently display. Some faces of the people I met during my volunteer efforts are clear in my memory, but almost everything else is unclear to me now. Nuts and seeds are super healthy and an important addition to any health-conscious diet plan. I'm told. Here's the part of my recent message that I hoped would spark discussion: "On the subject of critical thinking, it might be worth adding this:  "Some people never get the hang of it. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorf-critics/message/15473, It's kinda like the "no true Waldorf school" fallacy...*. (And perhaps this is just as well. The profound question we confront is how this is possible. The peculiar thing is that most people elect not to use critical intelligence in the most important spheres of life. Then I invite Anthroposophists' aggrieved responses, in part out of sincere curiosity. By some unfortunate stroke of bad luck, Waldorf teacher (and now teacher trainer at Highland Hall) Christine Leonard announced my own daughter was demonically possessed when she was 10 years old. But sure, I suppose this could work for a certain kind of autistic and special needs children, something also emphasized in the book. More than just nuts. Aim to eat those in the amber and green bands most of the time and enjoy those in red category … Thoughts. In the case sited above, the designer trusted the executors to make the necessary changes in the design - something the executors were not qualified to do. But as I have pointed out, anthroposophists are cultural heretics, so it is natural to make the distinction in certain contexts between the anthroposophical community and the non-anthroposophical community. To call that paranoia is nonsense. I also experienced them as real human beings and find Steiner's nonsense about demons and various supposed spiritual defects in such people to be totally offensive. And sometimes I intentionally try to provoke [see, e.g., ". My enemy suffered terrible blows of fate in the course of his life beyond my wildest dark imaginings. I knew the man fairly well, so I'm inclined to accept the latter possibility. Roger has said something hateful!" The children make a cross of two sticks and decorate it with garlands of boxwood, nuts and sweets. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorf-critics/message/15474. From my perspective, everything at Waldorf Watch is true. In the end, the school didn't fire her... she resigned — primarily due to my letter-writing campaigns. They informed the police after he left. The anthroposophical institutions in Germany were banned during Nazi rule and several anthroposophists sent to concentration camps. But inflicting such an insane, medieval, ignorant judgment on a child almost surpasses comprehension. There is gross negligence here, conspiracy to commit fraud, and a whole lot of other crimes by various people. Some of the well-meaning (and not-so-well-meaning) folks who have rushed forward to defend Steiner on this list may have created a misleading impression. (Not mentioned in this book, the Anthroposophists are also anti-vaxxers.) The applicant gives the answer he/she knows the hiring committee wants to hear and voila - instant job. They are called the ‘sixteen paths of perdition.’ On these paths man would merge with the material [i.e., become almost wholly material rather than spiritual]. Anthroposophy definition is - a 20th century religious system growing out of theosophy and centering on human development. It differs from Theosophy in emphasizing the importance of Western esoteric (rather than Hindu or Buddhist) thought, and within which Christ and His mission on earth have a particularly important place, though viewed differently than from the mainstream Christianity. And I mean literally demonize. Let's be honest. Mrs. Leonard’s diagnosis has taken its toll on my daughter over the years — despite the therapy she has required. Otherwise, stop using the "no true Waldorf school" fallacy... (Frank, Dottie). For the most part, I am sorry about this. To most rational people, Rudolf Steiner's doctrines are obvious nonsense. ), so I have thought about this a lot. Anthroposophists mean well, but there is no excuse for some of their actions and beliefs. Waldorf schools are usually scrambling for teachers and not because that many parents are seeking an anthroposophical education for their children; its more that parents are often lured into Waldorf's facade because of their fear of conventional models of education. A rare, exceptional event would be one thing, but there have been reports of so many horrific situations in and around Waldorf schools. At his website, Waldorf Awareness, Pete Karaiskos has written this: "[I]f children may be demons, who decides if they are demons? http://petekaraiskos.blogspot.com/2010/10/where-do-waldorf-teachers-go.html, Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites. And sometimes I intentionally try to provoke [see, e.g., "Summing Up"*], which may or may not be an aid to comprehension. It was my intervention that resulted in my daughter being institutionalized and the 30 year old man arrested. — Rudolf Steiner, FACULTY MEETINGS WITH RUDOLF STEINER, p. 650. 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