So, I was born into a family who practied Anthroposophy. I went to a Waldorf school and the Anthroposophical church (Christian Community) etc etc.
And I was pretty much planning on doing the whole Waldorf thing (although Jewish) for my kids, minus the weaning at 6 months and rigid rule of never ever allowing your baby or child into your bed under any circumstances whatsoever.
Only the more I looked into Anthroposophy, the more I was disturbed and disenchanted.
Basically, I do not like the dogma. And I do not look the magical thinking.
And yet, I do want the music, the festivals, the handwork, the wholefoods, the connection to nature etc etc etc. And for now I have found a solution that is mostly working. Only I feel very lonely as I just am not religious or spiritual. I get rather upset listening to magical reasoning. I find it very ahrd to not point out how wrong something is when someone is telling me something that I know is nonsense. And I know that is mostly because I was just so relieved to put that behind me..... The people around me who want what I want, think very differently from me. Blah! :(
Are there other adult children who grew up in Anthroposophical homes and have rejected the philosophy, but not the practice?
A part of me also longs for the Waldorf community with music and celebration as a group being so central. I miss that. I just can't handle the adherence to that specific dogma, or the magical thinking.