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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Barking
Date: 11/11/2007 Time: 17:51:06
On the tail end of my bike ride today that skirts the top edge of the KG5 playing field I stumbled upon loads of candles in jars. Made a nice change from last week when I had a scary five minutes with some rather too curious cows!

Here we go then..

You can just about make out the candles in this shot. I was told that they form a spiral from the playing field.

Heading back down the track towards the playing field there were jars of candles all down the sides, and a huge gathering of people about to head up to the field.

Somebody did explain what it was all about but as I won't get it exactly correct I will pass on the explanation! It is however a 'Steiner' thing. Shortly afterwards it started to rain, hopefully it didn't put out all the candles!

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Not Required
Date: 11/11/2007 Time: 18:01:52

Quotation:
It is however a 'Steiner' thing.
I have to raise my eyes and shake my head.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by nah
Date: 11/11/2007 Time: 18:47:21
why?

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Required on voyage
Date: 11/11/2007 Time: 23:32:42
Check out 'Anthroposophy' and some of Steiner's views on race and you'll see why the appropriate response is to raise your eyes and shake your head.

Absolute nonsense of the first order.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Look and know
Date: 11/11/2007 Time: 23:47:33
Hear! Hear! Too bad there's a few of them dispicable types not too far from here. With too much money and they're getting worse with their single-minded obsession with power.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Not Required
Date: 12/11/2007 Time: 00:00:16
http://www.randi.org/joom/content/view/89/1/ Steiner was a complete nutjob of the first order.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by 3
Date: 12/11/2007 Time: 09:47:08
It was probably the Acorn school celebrating Martinmas on Nov 11th at 4.30pm, according to their website.

I expect that they will go and clear all the jars away sometime or the farmer won't be too pleased.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Martin
Date: 12/11/2007 Time: 14:22:22
Could it be anything to do with Diwali (not sure of spelling)

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Infidel
Date: 12/11/2007 Time: 17:42:46
re the Randi website: '...perhaps most breathtaking of all, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I will be missing from the required base of knowledge expected from British students.'

Is this 'knowledge' really that useful ? Being 40+ I learned of these characters along with the world wars but not of the Celts who settled these lands (I've only recently been made aware of some of the celtic undercurrent of 'Britain'. Travelling over the River Avon today, I reflected on the fact that Avon comes from 'afon' which is the celtic for river - River River ). Steiner may well be 'woo' but it doesn't help the anti-woo cause (which has some merit) to follow the conventional line so tightly that simple observation reveals non-sense.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Not Required
Date: 12/11/2007 Time: 18:10:19
What ?

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Infidel
Date: 12/11/2007 Time: 18:16:15
One word is not enough, NR. Try and form a (multi-word) sentence, please.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Box Boy
Date: 12/11/2007 Time: 23:59:37


Quotation:
Steiner was a complete nutjob of the first order

Now look.I have been involved with 2 local Steiner organisations, and I have to say that the above statement is a load of complete...truth. Steiner is total codswallop.

I can't make the Randi website link work, so hope I'm not repeating some of what it says on there, but...the chief deity of Steiner religion is Marduk, (a Babylonian god roughly equivalent to St Michael, hence the Michaelmas connection) who slew a dragon, the cosmos somehow springing from the two halves of the dragon. Isis, the Divine Mother, also features. Mankind came (in spirit form) from another planet (Jupiter, I believe)

The ultimate aim of Steiner students is to gain the ability to see angels. Seven pints of Vicar's Stout in the Village Inn tends to do the trick for me.

Biodynamic agriculture features strongly in Steiner philosophy. This is a form of witchcraft, encouraging 'sky spirits' and 'earth spirits' to influence the growth of crops, depending on whether the crop grows above or below ground. In one ritual, cow horns are buried in the ground, containing the ashes of powdered rats, whilst a chant to Marduk is repeated. One local organisation sent a grant form off to the Ministry of Agriculture, containing the phrase "the cow is connected to the Cosmos...it draws down energy from the moon via its horns.."

As for the people that run such places...an earlier post summed them up quite well enough.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by LF
Date: 13/11/2007 Time: 08:20:14
Kindergarten (Play School in English)5 days £975 per term !! I think I will stick with Phoenix Playmates @ £3.50 an hour, first 15 hours per week free.

http://www.theacornschool.com/feesandapplications.html

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Former slave
Date: 13/11/2007 Time: 09:09:12
That's nothing! Another local steiner place charges a hell of a lot more than that - presumably to keep its pub going - and that's all paid by us taxpayers.

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Strange Rituals in the Fields by Lion
Date: 13/11/2007 Time: 10:27:20
I'm writing here as I'm staggered by the amount of distress Steiner medicine and education appears to cause in this thread.

I always assumed (and was brought up to behave)that us British were a tolerant group on this planet!

Just because people wish to do something which appears outside your norms why slate it?

Theres a assumption that to quote 'Strange Rituals' have taken place around Nailsworth that this is conducted by individuals who are part of the Steiner movement. Who's to say this isn't something totally unconnected?

If people are prepared to pay for Steiner Education or medicine let them be, whats the issue?

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