Seems more like ‘disappearing into the fog’, but nevertheless, the full name of the conference is ‘Emerging from the Fog: Truth Deception and the Modern Human Experience’ and takes place in the US in February 2011, i e, next month (link):
In all aspects of modern social life, from wall street to the white house, truth with a capital “t” is getting more and more difficult to gauge. Propaganda, cliché, and empty phrases dominate our mainstream airways, headlines and the rest of the information landscape. And to make matters worse, these dinky skeletons of truth and falsity are upheld by secrecy and deception from those in positions of power and authority. So how do we discern objective truth in this climate? How can we trust and believe that what a person, newspaper, website, etc is saying is true? How do we react and respond to phenomena as presented and as we perceive it?
There’s something deeply ironic to all of this, isn’t there?
I note too, with amazement, that one collection of Steiner lectures is republished with a new title: ‘Becoming the Archangel Michael’s Companion’.
The conference is hosted by an anthroposophical youth group, Think OutWord. What they’re actually about and what they do, I don’t know, except that it somehow has to do with Steiner’s concept for society, social threefolding. Reading the presentation leaves me clueless. It seems there is a core group ‘consisting of self-motivated change agents’. Whatever that is. Maybe the ‘change’ is of a supersensible nature. The core group seems to consist of people who have been involved in waldorf education, either as students or teachers. (So much for waldorf education not being a recruitment venue.) The group’s principles [pdf] are quite dopey, or perhaps I should say they are seemingly meaningless.