Someone said to me on Sunday, “Who cares what Rudolf Steiner said a century ago?”
Well here is an example of what can happen when so-called “teachers”, trained in anthroposophy are trusted to care for and educate the children of unsuspecting parents. It’s not new, but there are many other such descriptions from shocked and disappointed parents.
The people I was talking to can see nothing wrong with financially supporting the Steiner movement by buying biodynamic vegetables. They don’t believe that local Steiner people today share the beliefs of the Austrian mystic. Well, they do, as Richard House illustrated rather well in his letter to the SNJ just 2 weeks ago.
People find employment in this area by running anthroposophical businesses such as biodynamic farms, and often whole families are involved, working in other aspects of Steiner, such as kindergartens, colleges, camphill communities, schools, publishing, therapies, art groups and so-called medicine. It is big business here, and buying biodynamic vegetables may seem insignificant, but without their customers and service users, the anthroposophists would not be able to get into a position where they can treat families in the way the unfortunate commenter in the (screenshot) discussion above was treated.
Once we know about anthroposophy and that it is not a belief system we support, decisions have to be made about how to counter this threat.
Fresh local veg is available from many other sources, not just the biodynamic co-operative. There is no reason to use biodynamic methods unless you share the anthroposophical belief in reincarnation, and all the baggage that goes with it.
Isn’t it worth finding an alternative source of vegetables?