The subsensible demonic

“You need the stupid or the Negroid to prepare the spicy seasoning; you pour the dying – not the deliquescent in sick euphony. One would also enjoy the subsensible demonic, which in turn emerges from the Negroid.“ (Marie Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiners wife, Marie Steiner in “Creative Language” – a preface to the first edition (1926) of Rudolf
Steiner/Marie Steiner von Sivers’ “Speech and Dramatic Arts”. GA 282, Dornach 1969, page 390. (via Action for the children of the Holocaust)

Jews are worse than anti-Semites

“I consider the anti-Semites to be innocuous people. The best among them are like children. They want to have something that they can ascribe the blame for an evil to which they are suffering. (…)

Much worse than the anti-Semites are the heartless leaders of the Europe-weary Jews, Herzl and Nordau.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiner – “Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Kultur- und Zeitgeschichte” (GA31, p198) on anti-Semitism, Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau

Moonbrawlers

 "The
one who can approach these things clairvoyantly knows that there are entities on the scene of the moon, in a certain respect
humanlike beings, only that they are dwarves, for they hardly
reach the level a six or seven year old child. On the moon, the physical conditions are very different; the
atmosphere is, for example, a very different one, and the consequence is
that these beings, when they speak,
acquire the ability of tremendous roaring, the give enormous, terrible sounds. These dwarfish beings can be present within our world as astral beings.
(…)

Especially near asylums you find such entities, astral beings with special predilection. “(Rudolf Steiner)

Quelle: Rudolf Steiner – “Das Hereinwirken geistiger Wesenheiten in den Menschen“ (GA102, S.15f)

Rechtschreiben: Schlecht, Häkeln: Befriedigend

“Der Düsseldorfer Erziehungswissenschaftler Heiner Barz und Dirk Randoll vom Institut für Empirische Sozialforschung im nordrhein-westfälischen Alfter haben jetzt eine umfassende Studie vorgelegt*. Dafür wurden die Ergebnisse einer Befragung unter mehr als 1100 Absolventen der Steiner-Schulen ausgewertet.

Ihr Fazit: Die "in der Tendenz guten Schulen” weisen laut dem Urteil früherer Schüler schwere Mängel im Fremdsprachenunterricht und bei der Vermittlung von Rechtschreibkenntnissen auf.

Den Werdegang der Schüler scheinen diese Defizite nicht einmal zu hemmen. (…) Das mag allerdings auch an der Herkunft der Befragten liegen: Überwiegend stammen sie, so die Studie, “aus dem gehobenen Mittelstand mit einem hohen Akademikeranteil, dem sogenannten Bildungsbürgertum”.

Die Waldorfschulen fördern vielfältig, neben den traditionellen Fächern stehen etwa Nähen, Stricken, Häkeln, Spinnen, Schlossern, Feldmessen, Bildhauerei und Theater auf dem Stundenplan.“ (Der Spiegel)

Quelle: Spiegel Online – ”Waldorf-Schulen: Hassfach Eurythmie

Heads are round beacuse the universe is round

“But mans head is being generated by the whole universe.

It also is an image, an effigy of space. The reason why it is round on top is, because its shaped in the likeness of outer space.

All of the starry sky acts upon the skull. This is not a fantastic idea.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiner, “On health and illness”. Second lecture in Dornach, October 24th, 1922. GA348, page 53

Kidneys from Jupiter

“In reference of what is evolving in the mothers body, people are so stupid as to say: That is caused by fertilization.

When my lung is built, the head received the power to build the lungs from outer space. Specially when the kidneys are built, man received powers from outer space, from Jupiter for example.

Well, these are not fantastic ideas.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiner, “On health and illness", Second lecture in Dornach, 24. Oktober 1922, GA348, page 53

The expectant mother and the hanged man

“Of course, when a pregnant woman, say, takes a walk in the woods and finds someone that hanged himself in a tree and is already dead – if he is still twitching its even worse – she will be terribly startled.

She will probably give birth to a child that is pale, has a pointed chin, has meager extremities and is hardly able to move.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiner, “On health and illness”, GA348