reply to post by LiveForever8
Perhaps the reason why this post took a minute or two to get a reply is because of its highly intellectual nature. People are sometimes a little
scared to put a foot out where masters walk! S&F to a very high class post!
My firstborn child completed her entire schooling at a Waldorf school and there was a brief period when one of the teachers (who has her masters
degree in Waldorf education) offered a course on Theosophy. I attended these lectures with great interest but must admit, that even after the lecutrer
warned us that it is very difficult to follow, I still felt flabbergasted most of the time by the level on which he writes. The book we used is
'Theosophy, by Rudof Steiner.'
Here are some interesting facts about Rudolf Steiner that this lecturer passed on to us in discussion:
Rudolf Steiner was deeply clairvoyant.
He not only had the ability to 'see' ahead in time, but was in close contact with beings
on a higher level and had extensive knowledge of the archetype structure of our spirit world. He was very focussed on formulating a method for others
to develop their intuition and clairvoyant ability.
When we asked about this method, the lecturer told us that she will share this with us much later in the Theosophy course. Unfortunately, her husband
accepted a job application in another town and they moved.
However, she said that the first exercise is to sit very still, look at a single flower in a vase for long, become the flower, for a full 5 minutes.
This has to be done daily with the same flower, extending the time as fitted with your ability. Eventually you will start seeing the life-force around
the flower. This is an exercise that may take months and even years to master, and eventually you will also be able to see the life-force of the
flower change as it starts to wilt and die.
The materialsim which you speak of in your OP is a great issue with the Waldorf Federations. In the Waldorf commended book 'Between Form and
Freedom' by Betty Staley, she writes about the world of the teenager today:
(Quote) Messages in the enviromnent call upon youngsters to get stoned, make lots of money, have a fancy car, attain power, feel good, and 'make it'
in the world. There are fewer voices in the environment telling them how to build relationships, live meaningfully in the communities, how to care
about other people, how to take responsibility, how to heal the earth, and how to find God.'
In 'Waldorf books' the time we live in is often referred to as erotic materialism
which stops the soul from being able to shine through.
Through this materialsm we loose our intrinsic ability to 'see', feel and stay connected to our clairvoyant side.