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by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anthroposophy for Dummies
Replies: 175
Views: 4891

Re: Anthroposophy for Dummies

Since this is an explicit Anthroposophy thread I thought it was the right place for this inquiry: Many years ago when I was a student at Rudolf Steiner College, i remember one of the teacher trainers reading us a quote from Steiner about what can be observed when watching children knit at different ...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Also, keep in mind that context matters. So if this same friend also told me that he could explain why, say, black people can't fully unite with the Christ for the next 2000 years, I'd take into account the fact that he is capable of making errors about very simple subjects, therefore when a subject...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Thanks guys. Yeah, if my friend eventually said that he was wrong about slugs, I'd be interested if he could help me understand both how he failed to make the accurate observation and I'd then love to know what his experience was like when he thought he was directly observing the dynamics that cause...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A clean room for a specific exploration
Replies: 42
Views: 1003

Re: A clean room for a specific exploration

"I will just quote a portion of Cleric's response to you again, and I hope you will at least consider his points interesting enough to be worthy of your consideration and response, instead of completely ignoring it and passive-aggressively bringing..." This is an invitation to Shadow Dance...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ask-me-anything questions for BK
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Ask-me-anything questions for BK

Bernardo, does anything about idealism suggest that one could predict that an organization created by and filled with idealists would be more free of the kinds of problems that comes with selfishness and other basic ego dynamics? In other words, should we expect that an idealist organization will at...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ask-me-anything questions for BK
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Ask-me-anything questions for BK

Bernardo, you've shared that your belief that experience continues after death (as M@L) does not bring you comfort because it means you will never experience relief from the negative experience you have being alive. I'm confused because your model's notion of M@L doesn't seem to indicate that M@L wo...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ask-me-anything questions for BK
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Ask-me-anything questions for BK

Bernardo, sometimes you characterize your notion of what happens after death is a realization like, "Oh, this was who I have always been!" and you laugh and express the surprise it might be like. My understanding of your model is that there would be no surprise because any 'surprise' presu...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 65
Views: 632

Re: Message from BK

Okay, good. In the same way that the forum wouldn't work well if some really nice auto mechanics always came in and passionately related each post about idealism to their favorite topic, it doesn't work here. But we can make a category of 'auto mechanics' to run free!
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ask-me-anything questions for BK
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Ask-me-anything questions for BK

Dana that is seriously a great question. My experience leads me to believe that when Bernardo feels a personal warmth towards somebody he is very eager to speak with them and even be associated with them, even if they are very hostile to his views and mock them. But the moment Bernardo has a feeling...
by findingblanks
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

So that is one example, for me, of how I can discover errors in thought by using careful observation and thinking. Steiner himself said that non-clairvoyants absolutely needed to spot the errors made my initiates. He said that one of the easiest ways to do this is to notice when a premise is factual...