WTF is Anthroposophy?
Well, sorry folks, but Anthroposophy is not what most
“anthroposophists” believe it to be. This does not
mean most folks, in doing what they believe they are doing,
are not doing good. Lots of Good being done, all over
So Anthroposophy is something still mostly unknown,
although a lot of folks think they have found it, and it
helps them very much to believe this. Faith, belief,
trust - rites of passage.
Anthroposophy is not Spiritual Science.
Otherwise Steiner could never speak or write of:
“anthroposophical spiritual science”. This is a kind
of nonsense: To treat the two terms as identical, which
would make the above quote mean something like
grape-flavored grape flavor.
Doesn’t work logically (of the Logos).
This does not mean that what people study is not Born Of
Anthroposophy. Anthroposophy is the “Mother” of
a New Mystery, and the “children” are the A. Society,
Waldorf Schools, Camphill, etc. - anywhere Steiner is
followed and praised, at least in an institutional
sense. What resides in individuals, however, is far
more important then doctrines promoted by institutions -
office statements of what it all means. What It
actually means is up to us to decide.
Anthroposophy is the present Name for a certain human
capacity, that it was not possible to develop, until the
Epoch of the Consciousness Soul. It is a new/old Way
of Thinking. Owen Barfield notes that until about 250
years ago, the word: “self-consciousness” did not exist in
English. The Word is settling into human nature, and
the bow wave of this huge change, is our recent past,
present, and what we may well think of as: Too much of a
The Stellar Logos manifests in human thinking, under
social conditions that are basically moral trials. The
social conditions are necessary, for if the
“self-consciousness” is to find moral freedom, it has only
life in which to earn this capacity. A classic
instance worth a thousand, in the Goethean sense, is the
Trump Event, where escalating political tensions have driven
many people off of the fences, and the sidelines, and into
We - living today - are the beginning manifestations
of the Stellar Logos in History. The I/you/me is
latent with the first aspects of this manifestation, through
that particular biographical crisis involving moral
choice. Choice is one of Seven Aspects of the Divine
Mystery that is being given free reign in human lives.
It is Primary, for if there was no Choice involved, there
was no Creation in the first place.
This comes about because the Stellar Logos is also the
Lord (I prefer Artist) of Karma. Our times are filled
with billions of individual dramas, each precisely cast into
the needed form by the Hosts Invisible, following the
Rhythmic Direction of the Heart of Love, and His Mother, the
Root of All.
The Bad Guys are severely outclassed, and always have
been, being bit-players in the daily rain of small
miracles. The World’s Song means to cause pain and
stress, for man’s inhumanity to man (otherwise known as: the
Beast from the Abyss), must burn itself out. Fire and
Holy Breath. Not peace, but a sword. When will
we too, carry the cross? Its burden is “light”.
Thinking is a Sacrament. Yet, we can be
individually frightened to face the raw human being we truly
are. The deal is, with a Sacrament, you don’t ever
have to be perfect. You don’t have to have arrived
some “where” or “when”. Just plain old you, at the
time of the Sacrament. Tomberg said: Learn to think on
your knees. Steiner: It thinks in me. Me: Will
the good, and think with the heart. The Door of the
Narrow Gate is always Open.
The Second Coming came with “attachments”: a Second
Eucharist (in the inner trials of choosing the good and
finding the true); and, a Second Pentecost (discipleship -
the Faith-Way of the Shepherds, can marry initiation science
- the Gnosis-Way of the Kings).