‘[Ekobanken] vill verka utifrån de tankar om samhällets förnyelse som präglat Rudolf Steiners antroposofi. [. . .] Minst en tredjedel av antalet styrelseledamöter skall vara medlemmar av Fria Högskolan för antroposofi inom Allmänna antroposofiska sällskapet.’

[Ovanstående: ur Ekobankens stadgar, som jag tidigare citerat här.]

Nordiska Rådets pris till tre antroposofiska banker i Norden. Ur klippet: ‘Priset betyder ett erkännande av social banking’. Varför inte tala klarspråk?

Antroposofisk ‘banking’, typ.

På Ekobankens facebook-sida ståtas med denna presentation: ‘Ekobanken är Sveriges fristående representant för den växande internationella bankimpuls som kallas social banking.’ Internationell, ja självklart; samtliga antroposofiskt orienterade banker står ju på samma grund. Men inte nämns antroposofin, inte. Trots att den borde nämnas först av allt. Eller håller man det för självklart att alla och envar direkt inser att en verksamhet som har en bankimpuls måste tillhöra antroposofin, för inom antroposofin sker en herrans massa saker under epitetet ‘impuls’. Sker och sker förresten; det verkar fullt möjligt att ha allehanda impulser utan att någon yttre verksamhet över huvud taget kan registreras. Men man driver inte en bankrörelse, man har en bankimpuls.

‘Undrar om jag slipper ur kopplet, om jag säger att jag inte ska gå på kaninjakt utan ha en kaninimpuls?’ frågar sig herr Hund.

4 thoughts on “‘bankimpuls’

  1. Zooey,

    All these “impulses,” be they “banking impulses” or even Mr. Dog’s “bunny impulses” all derive from the ultimate Impulse of them all in anthroposophy, that is to say, the . . .


    In fact, Zooey, I encourage you to put those two words into Google. I just did, and I clicked through the first seven pages of returns and I have yet to find one reference that did NOT refer to the “Christ Impulse” as Steiner used it. And looking at all the different websites, I would urge you to look at some of them because they will give some insight into why that term is so pervasive in anthroposophy, yet is simultaneously so “hidden in plain sight.”

    Indeed, this very expression is the way that Anthros and Waldis are so successful in implementing their “stealth Christianity” on the unsuspecting public at large or on the Waldorf parent-body.

    You see, a Christian RELIGION would worship a God whose name is Jesus Christ. But since anthroposophy is the Christianity that has outgrown religion, then you don’t have a Christ God to worship; rather you have a Christ-Impulse to motivate your non-religious spiritual work on earth.

  2. Christ was merely impulsive. The true spritual force is the Canine Impulse, from which all other true impulses derive. It’s important not to confuse the Canine Impulse with the lowly, evil cat forces that abound everywhere. Anthroposophists misappropriation of the term ‘impulse’ clearly lends itself to confusions of cosmic proportions. Serious stuff.

  3. Actually, to continue this fugue on the Ultimate Anthroposophical Impulse, first I discovered this interesting Waldorf Mum blog, all about the Waldorf schools in the Phillipines.
    But she has a long quote of Steiner about Christ and his Impulse that is helpful in understanding more of Steiner’s peculiar take on Christianity.

    I also wanted to add some other ways that Steiner speaks about Christ today as more than this quasi-mechanical “Impulse.”

    You hear the term “the Etheric Christ.” This actually personifies Christ a lot more than the “Christ Impulse,” but even so, there is a detached object-like (not objective) quality here. Christ is seen to be pervading the etheric realm or “life-atmosphere” surrounding the earth (not like those hideous spider beings — more like nice sweet Gaia.) In fact, Anthros believe that if it were not for the Mystery of Golgotha, then the earth would have died as a planet long ago — and of course none of us would ever have been born.

    Now this etheric Christ can appear to you like some nice helpful human when you are in times of deep distress, but by and large, Anthros shy away from this aspect of the etheric Christ because it’s too close to Catholic or Fundy Christian religious apparitions.

    Also — and you may not notice this, being Swedish — in the English-speaking Anthro world, whenever Anthros refer to the being of Jesus Christ, they will, at least 95% of the time, say his name as “Christ Jesus.”

    Again, there is that clear distinction always made between the Christ Being, who is cosmic, who is God above the 9 hierarchies of angels, and the Jesus boys who are earthly and human.

    Whereas traditional Christianity believes that Jesus Christ as messiah was born to Mary and Joseph in that stable or cave in Bethlehem, Anthroposophists believe that Christ did not unite with Jesus, until Jesus was 30 years old, and this event occurred at the Baptism by John in the Jordan River.

    And so, instead of having “Jesus Christ” for all 33 years, you have “Christ Jesus” for only the last 3 years of his life.

  4. Oh, dear, cheese-us. It all sounds like something for demonic cats.

    Bless the Etheric Canine. And the Being. And the Impulse, too.

    Anyway, it’s ‘Kristus Jesus’ in Swedish, as opposed to regular christianity’s ‘Jesus Kristus’. Though it’s all a thing of the past, of course. Both Kristus Jesus and Jesus Kristus have been superceded by the Canine, in both the Impulse and Etheric forms…!

    We have not yet figured out when the Canine united with the Puppy. But it sure as hell wasn’t in a bath if there was any shampoo around. Outdoors, in the sea and with squeeky toys, well, now that’s a possibility…

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