Life is a gist – a tremendous freedom to live, learn and contribute to the cultural stream of our time. But life can also be fraught with problems and challenging questions.
No! You don’t say! Well, here’s Emerson College’s six month anthroposophy course that starts in January 2012. You can study the geometry of crop circles with holocaust denier and conspiracy theorist Nick Kollerstrom! (Another post about him, by the way. And, yes, Emerson does indeed spell his name wrong. It is that same Nicholas Kollerstrom nonetheless.) The application form [pdf] mentions a brochure, but I haven’t found one. The application form, however, is interesting in itself. They want you to submit a photo of yourself. (Why on earth?) And then you have this:
I accept that the habitual use of drugs and alcohol is incompatible with the aims of the course.
It seems to me there must be seasoned and accomplished anthroposophists who might fail to meet the requirements. Anyway, it’s good to know that bat-shit crazy crop circle junk presented by a conspiracy loon is not only compatible with the aims of the course but is a part of the course, while drinking wine disqualifies you. Talk about a lack of focus on sanity and reason. I’d probably need something strong to get through this alive. But it’s not my kind of life, so I won’t even try.
(If someone locates the brochure, please post a link in the comments! I’d love to see it.)