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In a Castanet article dated February 18, 2017, Kelowna’s Waldorf School came under the light when a “mass exodus” occurred resulting in the departure of almost 1/3 of the students. That’s a BIG hit.
The parents’ voices were not heard. This became evident with the follow-up response from Waldorf’s, Rick Salsa, the current president of the board of trustees.

Saying that he “couldn't begin to answer” why a third of the students left last semester, I’d suggest to Mr. Salsa that he go back and read the feedback from parents again. In the meantime, I’d like to answer Castanet’s call to “Send us a letter. Got an opinion on this story?”. Yes I do.

February 27 (possibly 25) 1861, a “bull-headed” Austrian by the name of Johann(es) and his feisty wife,  Franziska brought into this world a son who would be named Rudolf.

Young Rudolf’s life would step out to a rocky start through the temper and convictions of his father. The former gamekeeper in the service of Count Hoyos took one of the Count’s housemaids in a marriage void of the Count’s permission. After re-establishing themselves in another region of Austria, the young couple brought Rudolf into the world.

Rudolf was home schooled for a short spell after a conflict between the school and Rudolf’s father, Johann. It seems to me that a combination of his home life and the system under which he started his education lead Rudolf to escaping into his mind at a young age.

By age 15, Rudolf believed that he understood the full concept of time, and furthered his thinking into what he later would term as “Spiritual Science”. His education took him from the teachings of an herb gatherer, to years of science related courses mixed with spiritual endeavours to shape what would become his firm belief system. Anthroposophy was born of this blending of spirituality and science. Anthroposophy would later become the foundation of bigger things for Rudolf.

At the turn of the 1900’s, Dr. Karl Kellner who was a manufacturer from Vienna, paired up with Dr. Franz Hertmann, a German theosophist, and founded a secret Occult lodge they named OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis. Not long  after the formation of this secret lodge a man with many connections to other such lodges joined the Order (OTO). Soon after joining, this man, Theodore Reuss brought Rudolf Steiner into the fold, making Steiner a member of this secret lodge.

Reuss, named  “Brother Merlin” under the Occultist lodge, made contact with Aleister Crowley in 1912, inviting him to become a member of the lodge. Crowley took the name, “Brother Baphomet”. Baphomet is the symbol of the satanic goat. The body of a human with the head of a goat.

The O.T.O. focused on the “inner kernel” of sexual magic. The O.T.O. developed its sexual rites under Reuss but later expanded them under Crowley. Crowley soon after took over the leadership of the lodge. Like many secret lodges and Satanic cults, the O.T. O. used ceremonies, sacrifices and rituals to garner strength and foundation in their members. Like other secret lodges, members may not speak of their secret knowledge.

Originally intended to be modelled after and associated with European Freemasonry, such as Masonic Templar organizations, the O.T.O. was reorganized around the Law of Thelema as its central religious principle under the leadership of Aleister Crowley,. This Law, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" was promoted in 1904 with the writing of The Book of the Law. It was such “laws” that became evident in associated thinking of other members of this secret Occult lodge. One such member that seemed to carry within many of the same beliefs as Crowley was in fact Rudolf Steiner.

Steiner would later go on to form what is now The Waldorf Schools. Waldorf education, often referred to as Steiner Education is based on the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. Its teachings emphasize the role of imagination in learning, trying to integrate the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils in a holistic manner. Although in principal, these methods may sound inviting if not attractive, one must take the time to look deeper. Waldorf schools do not adopt the same rules or disciplines regarding bullying in their education system. Relying heavily on artistic expression, spiritual connections, racial profiling and offering liberal helpings of freedom of expression, bullied children are often seen to have little to no protection from their offenders.

I mention racial profiling on account of Steiner’s very well pronounced belief that different races stand at different levels, and each has its proper place on the Earth. He believed that humanity would have to go through racial Armageddon before we could proceed to the next stage of evolution. Steiner goes on to state what each colour stood for, putting the Whites at the top, leading the way to the future with nothing less than a painful and violent demise for those born with more melanin.

The Waldorf Teacher’s Survival Guide is a 67 page pamphlet written by Eugene Schwartz in 1992. At the time, Eugene was the head of the Waldorf teaching program at Sunbridge College in N.Y.. In this guide, on page 54: "Most of that which contributes to our work as teachers, preparation work, artistic work, even meditative work, is under the guardianship of Lucifer. We can become great teachers under his supervision, for he is responsible for much that has blossomed in the unfolding of civilization and culture in the past."

It is worth noting that since 2005 Eugene Schwartz has been tied up in legal battles surrounding allegations of child pornography being found on his home computer. Although to date, no charges have been laid regarding the claims, there was evidently a trove of child pornography found along with a stockpile of photos of his female students in bathing suits as well as at least one photo of a student described as “inappropriate” in nature. Schwartz is said to have admitted to being attracted to young girls and child pornography. These admissions to “having a problem” came to light in 2014, when two other teachers at the same facility that Schwartz taught at were identified in an investigation into pervasive past sexual misconduct at the school.

In Anthroposophical doctrine, Lucifer is the god of light. His antagonist is Ahriman, the god of darkness. To balance these two opposing forces, Christ comes to earth as a sun god. This pairing of Jesus and Lucifer as the father and son, are bound to create discomfort in most believers in Christianity. It can certainly create a level of discomfort even to those considered Atheist or Agnostic.

Danny Aguirre, access line director at the Spiritual Counterfeits Project in Berkeley, California stated, "I think that it's a curriculum that attempts to be palatable for public consumption, but there's a strategy to subtly influence the children toward Anthroposophy." This was stated in reply to questions raised regarding whether or not Waldorf Teaching is intended to indoctrinate children in an occult religion.

Waldorf Teaching is based entirely on the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner, a man closely associated with Aleister Crowley  among other high level Occultists, Satanists and Secret Lodge members. Rudolf’s brainchild (Waldorf Schools) went on to be lead and further modelled under the similar influences of such degenerates as Eugene Schwartz. It’s past due time for the public to be aware of the real story behind the “mass exodus” that recently took place in our local Kelowna Waldorf School. It’s fair to say there is more on the minds of some parents than the inner workings and petty politics of this local school.

Perhaps this article sheds light where light was not meant to shine. If nothing else, I hope it brings awareness to the topic that inspires open conversations and some insight into why Waldorf schools carries with them so much controversy around their methods of educating as well as the funding that keeps their doors open.

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius. Crack the blinds.

David Hicks



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