“Thus thinking is characterized as that
factor through which man works his way spiritually into reality…Outside
of thinking there is nothing to characterize reality for what it is.
Hence we must not imagine that the reality guaranteed by sense
perception is the only one. Whatever comes to us by way of percept is
something that, on our journey through life, we simply have to await.
The only question is, would it be right to expect, from the point of
view that this purely intuitively experienced thinking gives us, that
man could perceive spiritual things as well as those perceived with the
senses? It would be right to expect this.”
Rudolf Steiner – “The Philosophy of Freedom”
with a Special Feature this issue: Cindy Sheehan talking to her
friends and followers at Camp Casey. (If you don't have the audio
program, you can read the transcript; but we highly recommend that you
listen if you can.) She isn't only right in what she says, she has the
emotional strength and charisma to put it across.
In the “Editor’s Page” I describe my
personal views with respect to the Intelligent design - Evolution
Some writers in "Letters" have taken the time to agree or disagree with
our thoughts in the previous issue. We thank them all for their
The "Features" section is directly related to the cover photo of Mary
Magdalene. New biblical research has taken a new look at the mysterious
Magdalene - as has fiction - and has certainly increased her stature.
Articles by Karen L. King and Ed Conroy will give you
an idea of what the more serious investigators are saying. We would
also like to bring your attention to a new Ebook in our Ebook library:
a fictional account of the relationship between Mary Magdalene and
Jesus by the renowned German writer, Luise Rinser. We have been
serializing this book in SCR for the past few months and this issue
brings us to the final chapter. Click here
for more information and to order.
“Politics and Society” contains seven articles; the first three by E.L.
Doctorow, James Carroll and Bill Moyers attack
George W. Bush directly. Then comes Henry Kissinger, who takes time from his busy schedule to remind us of Vietnam. Then Gaither Stewart tell us what Europeans are thinking about Americans. The Gavin Tang article
is about the anti-globalization movement, banks and corporations; the
seventh is by Mark Twain, who hasn't been reincarnated,
but who can nevertheless tell us somethng about the confusions of war.
Another story in a bilingual presentation is offered in the "Children's
Rudolf Steiner’s autobiography continues under
“Anthroposophy”, along with memories of him when he was young by the
acclaimed German writer Stefan Zweig; a philosophical piece by
Ken McClure, and a brief introduction to anthroposophy by your
The “Fiction” section offers a new short story by Neal Dorenbosch,
followed by our three serialized books.
An unusual (to say the least) poem by new poet Joseph E. Edwards
precedes a W.H. Auden classic.
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Cruz del Sur. See you next time.
Frank Thomas Smith, editor
Jo Ann Schwartz, associate editor
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