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Anthroposophy and Propoganda

Rudolf Steiner had some interesting views on the relationship of Anthroposophy to the methods of propaganda.
“Anthroposophy – for this very reason – cannot find its way through the world by ordinary agitation or propaganda, no matter how well meant. Agitation kills true Anthroposophy. Anthroposophy must come forward because the Spirit impels it to come forward. It must show forth its life because life cannot but reveal itself in existence. But it must never force its existence upon people. Waiting always for those to come who want it, it must be far removed from all constraint even the constraint of persuasion.”
Rudolf Steiner, “The Life, Nature and Cultivation of Anthroposophy.” Rudolf Steiner Press: London, 1963, page 17.

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