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Some thoughts on how to define ‘Anthroposophist’

The case of Rudolf Hess raises the question of what constitutes an Anthroposophist. The first point is to consider who is applying the term and what they hope to accomplish with this. In the case of polemical authors attempting to tarnish the Anthroposophical movement as a whole by the actions of a few individuals, an excessively broad definition will serve well.

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The Curriculum of the First Waldorf School

So I finished up the book this spring. Here’s what I said about it in the blurb:The original curriculum of the first Waldorf school as it existed in 1925 is laid out in this book. Newly translated with annotations, this edition is presented as a historical artifact for teachers and others looking to understand where the current approaches have evolved from. While not always directly applicable to 21st century schools,...

Vaccination in the Work of Rudolf Steiner

As the pandemic has progressed, the question of vaccination has become very relevant.  So I put together a book that includes everything Rudolf Steiner said about vaccines. It is called Vaccination in the Work of Rudolf Steiner. It is available directly from Aelzina Books, or on Amazon as a paperback or a Kindle...

Viral Illness in the Work of Rudolf Steiner

Inspired by the pandemic and the questions around it, I have put together a book that includes everything Rudolf Steiner said about infectious illnesses. It is called Viral Illness and Epidemics in the Work of Rudolf Steiner. It is available directly from Aelzina Books, or on Amazon as a paperback or a Kindle...

Steiner and the Mainstream

Efforts like Steiner Studies are a bit of a conundrum. In the anthroposophical movement we are always complaining about how Steiner is invisible to the mainstream. How nobody knows about him, and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves. But the mainstream is only going to handle him the way it knows how. They will use their worldview, their academic and analytic tools. They will treat him just like any other interesting...

Covid and Karma

Someone asked: “So let’s say bats are the third cause and the virus the second; what is the primary if we look on it from an Anthroposophical perspective?” Karma. Steiner was fairly clear on this. Susceptibility is a function of past-life karma. However, in epidemics you have to do not just backwards karma, since Steiner said emphatically that you can catch something, the cause for which does not lie in the...

Mikovits and Money

A lot of the gullible fans of Plandemic make Judy Mikovits into a hero because she supposedly has no financial incentive to telling the “truth”, whereas everyone who objects to her claims is being paid off by Big Pharma. Now Big Pharma is certainly a problem, but Mikovits is not truth-telling for no gain. She’s got a new book out. Financial gain often comes from selling books. For some authors there are...

Mikovits, redux

A lot of people reply to any criticism of the Plandemic video with some version of, “but she sounds so convincing”. “Just listen to her, have an open mind, they say”. Really all you are telling me with that is that you are overly credulous, or your confirmation bias is overwhelming your critical thinking skills. You like what she says too much to objectively think about it. There is plenty of actual...

Mikovits and Plandemic, a Quick Take

Judy Mikovits is starring in a new video that has grabbed a lot of attention in the past few hours. The main thing I can find about Mikovits is that she has published a scientific study that was retracted due to suspected falsification of data, and was later arrested and detained on a warrant for theft of property related to a dispute with a former employer. She was later released and charges dropped. It is a long way from...