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i think therefore i am? - or ruduoph steiner and his art and

updated fri 26 sep 03


pdp1@EARTHLINK.NET on thu 25 sep 03

writeings and other things...

Hi Stephen,

It is fun to read of R. Steiner's name in your post here...

Too...(if memory serve...)

Hitler's mentors and ancillary hosts, before he himself was
well known, had tried to kill Steiner on several occasions.
That is, for their recognising his appreciations, and his
awareness of them like 'cloud-blips' on the radar-screen,
and his likely tendency to maybe censure or criticise them,
and their
anticipateing his distaste for their further aspirations and
hobbies, they blew up Steiner's original school, the
'Geotherium'...and were after him for some while, as well.

When asked why he did not do more to evade them, Steiner
said, "Oh well...I can see 'em comeing, and I will just keep
on my interests anyway and not try and hide from them..."
( or something more or less as that..)

Steiner sure seems like an allright fellow...

Maybe a little hard to understand sometimes, or, so far as
some of
his writing anyway...

He was talanted at Sculpture and Painting if memory serve,
and tended to express in these mediums, various vignettes
and themes as figured into his metaphysical-historical

Las Vegas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Hawks"

> I have already posted mentioning the lectures by Rudolf
Steiner under
> the title Art as a Spiritual Activity. His work was
indicative of a western
> spiritual path that was/is much involved with art. It
would take too much
> time for me to give even a vauge indication of what this
might involve and
> that is why I mentioned this particular work. Early in the
20th century he
> delt specifically with the scism between religion and
science, putting it
> in a much broader context. He was spiritually awakened
from childhood but
> was given the most vigorous scientific education available
at the time. He
> categorically disproved an exclusively materialistic
iterpretation of
> reality (See The Philosophy of Freedom). He did not write
or lecture
> specifically on clay work (that I know of) but there is
much in his works
> that would lend any arist/craftsperson food for thought
and work,
> everything from the nature of materials, to understanding
form and motion,
> to theraputic work. Much of what he suggests in the way of
artistic and
> spiritual development points to the ballencing of will,
thought, and
> feeling.
> Regards,
> Stephen