I have PM'd Mr Ross about this situation.
Meanwhile, let us focus on Anthroposophy.
My Trial with the Federation of Steiner-Waldorf Schools of France -- Grégoire Perra
Corboy note: these appear to be exerpts from the transcript.
The Waldorf Review May 26, 2013 ·
The Trial of Gregoire Perra Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Gregoire Perra is on trial for speaking freely about his experience with Waldorf and Anthroposophy. Below is the Bing translation of a blog he posted and removed on advise of his attorney. It describes the first day of the trial.
A few moments anthology a trial
Moments anthology trial
(Small skits quasi-fictional, or how Anthroposophy turns publicly Comedy)
Any resemblance is purely coincidental specific facts: it does not seek to give an account of an event but is a work of fiction
for the excerpts quoted from the trial by Waldorf Watch
What the Steiner Waldorf School Movement did not want you to read.
by Andy Lewis • June 14, 2013 • 95 Comments
Earlier this month, Grégoire Perra was finally acquitted in a French court
after the Federation of Waldorf Steiner Schools in France decided to sue Grégoire Perra, a former Steiner teacher, for publishing a critique of the schools and the anthroposophy movement.
The trial appears to have collapsed as the court accepted that the account was not written out of malice but as an honest examination of the Steiner School system.
It also looked as if the trial had its farcical moments
for the rest of the Quakometer article read here.
Ninety-five comments follow this article.
Note how one person tried to minimize the significance of Mr. Perra's
acquittal, calling it a no-brainer.
March 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Whether pro or anti anthroposophy, one fails to look at the fact that this took place in France which is against any form of teaching that doesn’t fall under the criteria of National Education. It has, for many years, tried to close down Steiner Schools brandishing it as a Sect and organising raids in the schools themselves, back in the mid 1980’s, sending the police in the middle of lessons attended by very young children. The French government is currently trying to ban homeschooling which is seen as a dissident movement in order to eventually be able to ban any independent school which does not follow the national curriculum and hasn’t been vetted by the Inspection d’Académie. This in the name of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité… The fact that Grégoire Perra was “acquitted” is no brainer, the school was never going to win that one. If you speak to any French native (and I am French myself) and try to find faults with “Laïcité and its propaganda”, you will see how they foam at the mouth, isn’t that a form of indoctrination
March 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm
“Whether pro or anti anthroposophy, one fails to look at the fact that this took place in France”
The trial took place in France. Mr. Perra’s observations are common to all Waldorf schools. Confirmation that his testimony is truthful has been abundant.
“The fact that Grégoire Perra was “acquitted” is no brainer, the school was never going to win that one. ”
And still, they sued Mr. Perra. Why? If they knew they couldn’t win, then what was the lawsuit about? Punishing Mr. Perra
Finally, an article from "Stop Steiner in Stroud"
Something Useful to Know
Sometimes it is difficult to know who is an anthroposophist and who is not. Maybe on an open day, most parents would not remember to ask whether a teacher is an anthroposophist – or maybe they would feel a little bit awkward about asking. Maybe it seems like a personal question.
The problem is, that whether or not a member of staff is an anthroposophist could be important when it comes to what kind of education your child will receive at the school. If the person is a member of the Anthroposophical Society, (the fourth circle in the diagram in the blog post “Who are the anthroposophists?”)
it is more than likely they will believe in reincarnation and karma, and they will think these are acceptable in a school.
One distinguishing feature of anthroposophists may be their name according to Gregoire Perra. Along with their style of dress – certain shades of pink and mauve being popular, (but the general tone is brown,) certain names are common because they are the names of spiritual beings, and are important in Steiner’s cosmology.
These include Michael, Sophia, Gabriel, Theo, Thea, Maria and Marie
September 16, 2013 - 12:32 pm
Apart from those names, anthroposophists may choose certain more unusual biblical names such as Raphael, Noah, Saul, Nora. I mention these as I have heard from people with such names recently. Add Anthony to the list.
September 17, 2013 - 10:27 pm
You may have a valid point about the colour of clothing.
Thing is though, I’m not actually an Anthropop (as we lovingly call them in our school – Anthroposophist is so hard to say in the middle of saying something important), but I do like the idea of re-incarnation.
September 18, 2013 - 8:51 am
I never thought you were an anthro!
I think you are a classic case of a parent who has been drawn in, as Greg Perra describes. He has written a section on how parents are indoctrinated. Have you read it?
No, I do not believe everything I read on the internet, but I have some experience to draw on, read testimonies, met those who have suffered,and also read books about how anthroposophy operates.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2015 04:37PM by corboy.