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Friday, December 19, 2003
roll up for the mystery tour...
waldorf schools
the bizarre tale of rudolf "stardust" steiner & the spiders from mars

"making love with his ego
Ziggy sucked up into his mind
like a leper messiah...
Ziggy played guitar"

david bowie / ziggy stardust
In case you can't read the print on the book cover below, it says Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy: An Eyewitness View of Occult History by Rudolf Steiner. The reason the author is important to our purposes in today's outing is that Steiner (pictured at the right) was also the founder of a little number called Anthroposophy, referred to in the right-panel (stage down-a-tad) text, which is taken from the official site of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, of which there are currently 800 internationally, with 150 in North America, and seven within a 30-mile radius of where I sit tonight typing this as a public service to an unsuspecting world. The question is (aside from an unnatural fondness for run-on sentences): Why? Well, because Rudolf Steiner -- whose notions about education, and much else, are revered and applauded here in Boulder, CO, Land of the Free -- was, in point of fact, a seriously deluded head case. Don't believe me? Read on...
"I'm happy. Hope you're happy too..." -D. Bowie "The inspiration for Waldorf Education arises from a worldview or philosophy called Anthroposophy. This broad body of research, knowledge, and experience holds a spiritual view of human nature and development. It sees the human being as more than a culturally conditioned, genetically determined, biological organism. Instead, Anthroposophy maintains that each individual human being has a spiritual core, or "I," and that this I is in a continuous process of becoming, of evolving in freedom through spiritual activity toward ever greater self-knowledge. With the gradual awakening of the I, a corresponding awareness of the spiritual wisdom within the created universe arises in the soul. The anthroposophical worldview understands the historical evolution of consciousness in many cultures as the background for each individual's path of self-discovery."
There's a lot going on here, so try to keep up. First of all, the article quoted above is titled Is Waldorf Education Christian?. Gee, I wonder why anyone would wonder if Waldorf schools, founded by Rudolf Steiner, were Christian? I mean, sure, compared to Sufism, Buddhism, Taoism and Tinfoilhatism, Christianity is embarrassingly passé. But come on. Some people are so paranoid! Second, what's all this about "Theosophy"? Well, it turns out that Rudy was a Theosophist until 1913 or thereabouts, when he got cheesed off at Annie Bessant, who had taken over for The Madame after she prematurely discorporated a decade short of fin-de-siècle (and several bricks shy of a load), and had, with the help of some other dude who was very likely gay as a pagan maypole, dug up this East Indian pretty-boy whom we would later come to know (those of us who did) as Krishnamurti. Krishnamurti was supposed to be the new messiah. They raised him to believe he was, anyway, and packed his head with some of the weirdest shit you can imagine (some taste of which I'm attempting to convey here). However, possibly third, when it came time for Krishnamurti to take over as Messiah, he threw the match, telling people, basically, don't follow leaders / watch your parking meters, and more basically, that he wasn't any messiah, didn't believe in em, and more basically still, that he wasn't having any. This tasteless display of independent thought cast Theosophy into quite the little dither, as you can imagine. The cheek! Third or fourth, depending, why was it called Theosophy? Aha! Here's where my research (funded, yes, by your generous donations cough) has borne yet more interesting fruit (no reflection on the method of Krishnamurti's conscription). Could it possibly be because a certain 16th century manuscript titled The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians was penned by one Henricus Madanathus Theosophus? Hmmm? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? In fact, that's Henricus up there on the book cover, tokin on that big ol spliff. But the point of all this -- one of them at any rate; so many conclusions beg to be drawn -- is that Rudy was, that's right, get this...

Initiatic? Alright then. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, as the site alerts us, was "architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak." I visited it as a kid when I was in grade school in pre-silicon Silicon Valley. I must've been around ten, and even then I would have said it was inspired by one too many late-nite Boris Karloff flicks. Somehow (don't ask) it reminds me of Otto's airhead girlfriend in Repo Man: Leila, who "works" at the United Fruitcake Outlet (UFO), which to my mind always bore a more than passing resemblance to the Rosicrucian Museum. Look, I'm sorry, but I'm just going to have to do this. You may think the following is a gratuitous distraction, but try to maintain your state of highly focused-but-relaxed awareness, whereby you will grasp that this apparent intermission is in fact critical to the overall plot. But before we get to Leila, there's this pivotal scene...

Miller: A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidences and things. They don't realize that there's this like lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. I'll give you an example, show you what I mean. Suppose you're thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly somebody will say like plate, or shrimp, or plate of shrimp, out of the blue no explanation. No point in looking for one either. It's all part of the cosmic unconsciousness.
Otto: You eat a lot of acid, Miller, back in the hippie days?
Miller: I'll give you another instance. You know the way everybody's into weirdness right now? Books in all the supermarkets about Bermuda triangles, UFOs, how the Mayans invented television. That kind of thing?
Otto: I don't read them books.
Miller: Well the way I see it, it's exactly the same. There ain't no difference between a flying saucer and a time machine. People get so hung up on specifics. They miss out on seeing the whole thing. Take South America for example. In South America thousands of people go missing every year. Nobody knows where they go. They just like disappear. But if you think about it for a minute, you realize something. There had to be a time when there was no people. Right?
Otto: Yeah. I guess.
Miller: Well where did all these people come from? hmmm? I'll tell you where. The future. Where did all these people disappear to? hmmm?
Otto: The past?
Miller: That's right and how did they get there?
Otto: How the fuck do I know?
Miller: Flying saucers. Which are really... Yeah you got it. Time machines. I think a lot about this kind of stuff. I do my best thinking on the bus. That's how come I don't drive, see?
Otto: You don't even know how to drive.
Miller: I don't want to know how. I don't want to learn. See? The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.

tick-tock tick-tock. time passes... Leila shows up.

Otto: I'm a repo man.
Leila: What's that?
Otto: It's a repossesser. I take back cars from dildos who don't pay their bills. Cool huh?
Hombre Secreto plays on car radio.
Leila: No.
Leila hides as a car with two men pulls up next to them
Otto: What are you doing?
Leila: Those men in the car next to us, don't look at them. Don't look at them! If they see me they'll kill me.
Otto: Really? Why? Ow! What the hell are you doing? What's going on?
Leila: Take a look at this.
Leila shows Otto a picture. As she does, we notice she is wearing a yellow happy face watch.
Otto: What's this? It looks like sausage.
Leila: It isn't sausage Otto. That's a picture of four dead aliens.
Leila: Laugh away fuckface, that picture is going to be on the cover of ever major newspaper in two days time.
Otto: How do you know that?
Leila: I'm part of a secret network. A scientist who is also in our secret sect smuggled the corpses off of this air force base. Now he's got them in the trunk of his car. It's a Chevy Malibu. We've got to find him.
Otto: What are you going to do with them, put them on Johnny Carson?
Leila: Yes! We're going to have a press conference and tell the world.
Radio: Ehw. What's that? I don't know dear. But it's alive. It seems friendly though. Aw look, it's curled up. How cute. Maybe we can take it home it doesn't seem to have any. Oh yes let's. But no! No matter how appealing do not let strange creatures into your house. We all know strange creatures are on the increase. Many of them do seem furry and adorable, but beware we don't know from whence they came... [continues in background]
They pull up in front of a building
Otto: United Fruitcake Outlet?
Leila: My door doesn't open.
Otto lets Leila out
Leila: Thanks for the ride.
As Leila stands there, we notice she has a yellow happy face pin on her dress.
Otto: Sure. Ummm, I don't know. what do you think? Ah, want to go out with me again sometime?
Leila: I don't know. I'm going to be kind of busy with work, the Malibu and everything.
Otto: Hey great. Terrific. Here's your shit.
Leila: What's your problem? I mean girls might like you if you lightened up a little bit.
Otto: Fuck you! Girls pay to go out with me. All right?
Leila: You wanna get back in the car?
Otto: What, here?
Leila: Yeah.
Squeals are heard from the back seat...

So, to get back to whatever it was we were talking about: listen, we can all relax. True, Waldorf Education isn't exactly "Christian" as most people would understand that term. Oh no. It's more like, how should I put this...? Esoteric? Eclectic? Yeah, that's it, eclectic. You wanna see just how eclectic? Try this out...

[editor's note: yes, that Mars!]

"As we enter upon this study, the true and original mission of the Buddha becomes clear to us. We find by occult investigation that the beings on Mars who correspond to men on Earth -- they are of course of quite a different nature, but for the moment let us call them "Mars men" -- at a certain time in their evolution were in a similar condition of need as were the Earth men in the Fourth Post-Atlantean period when the Christ had to come to them. And as Christ became a Saviour and an Awakener to Life, as that was a mission for the Christ in regard to Earth humanity, so is it a further mission for that Bodhisattva after he became the Buddha, to be a Saviour and Redeemer of Mars men. He has to accomplish on Mars an event similar to the event that the Christ had to bring to fulfillment on Earth.

When therefore we study the life of the Buddha, we find it falls into two parts. There is first the time when Buddha worked for the Earth men and brought them all that they were due to receive from him, including what he had already brought them during the time when he was a Bodhisattva. Then there is the later part of Buddha's life when he worked outside and beyond the Earth, when he rose to a higher power and strength for which his course on Earth was but a necessary preparation. For Buddha grew upwards into the power of one who is a Saviour and Redeemer. If it were possible for us to compare the influence of Buddha on Mars with the -- not same, but similar -- influence of Christ Jesus on Earth and with the Mystery of Golgotha, then we would be bound to find a difference, because of the difference between Earth men and Mars men. If possible, I will tell you more another time about the feelings and response called forth in the Mars men by the working of Buddha."

And why give M. Scott Peckerwood all the credit for a "scientific method" of dealing with demonic possession? Steiner was there way before him! He alternately called Anthroposophy "spiritual science." Here's a terrific example...


"We know that in earlier times human beings possessed the faculty of primitive clairvoyance. This clairvoyance became progressively feebler, almost to the point of extinction. The fact is that hitherto the human being had been conscious mainly in the astral body and less in the "I." The crisis came about because of the darkening of the ancient clairvoyance. Man's vision extended only into the lowest regions of the spiritual world. The "I" lived still in the astral world; but the beings and powers which the "I" was able to behold, deteriorated into greater and greater impurity. Man no longer had any vision of the good powers, but as he looked into the astral world he saw only these evil beings. The only means of salvation was the cultivation and development of the "I." The beginning of this was the enactment of the baptism given by John in the Jordan. What was the experience of one thus baptized? He was first subjected to the physical process of immersion in the water which caused the separation of the astral and etheric bodies from the physical body. This enabled him to perceive that a crisis was at hand in the world of the demons. And those who had been baptized knew: We must change our hearts! The time is at hand when the Spirit is to stream directly into the "I." Such a man felt that these terrible astral beings were within him, always penetrating into him.

A power transcending the astral was about to come into operation -- the power of the "I." Through the "I" it will be possible for communities of human beings to gather together in freedom of soul, communities no longer determined by ties of blood. And now picture to yourselves a man possessed by demons of the most evil kind who know that they are facing a crisis. Picture to yourselves again that to such a man there comes One Whose mission it is to oppose the demons. What must the demons feel under such circumstances? Ill at ease in the very highest degree! And so indeed it was: in the presence of Christ Jesus the demons were ill at ease. Rosicrucianism has within it the impulse by which the demons must be countered. Through this impulse the "I" is to be made supreme..."

The "I" in the foregoing (my emphasis, obviously), returns us to our first quote (to the right of that old bat, Blavatsky, stage up). Except in the book I'm holding in my hands right now, the one on Esoteric Christianity, everywhere it says "the I" above, in my version it says "the ego." As in:
"Something had to come that transcends the astral,
and this is the ego."
And again:
"Through this impulse, the ego is to become supreme..."
So now we can "translate" that first quote about Waldorf Education. Here's what it's really trying to say:
Anthroposophy maintains that each individual human being
has a spiritual core, or ego, and that this ego is in a
continuous process of becoming, of evolving in freedom through
spiritual activity toward ever greater narcissism.
It is my contention, demonstrated fairly well here I think, that the New Age, of which Steiner is a shining pillar, is not merely fucked in part -- say, due to some of the more weirdball practices it's so easy to make fun of -- but that it is fucked in toto (and your little dog, too!), from the ground up and the sky down. As above so below. And it is my contention, moreover, that narcissism is not merely an unfortunate error on the part of those Seekers a bit too zealous in their lofty pursuit of "self-knowledge," but that it is the very goal and grail of all this self-important self-referential self-absorbedly numinous Gnostic Nosferatu-lookalike New Age horse shit.

There are other contributory streams, of course. Blavatsky and Steiner represent but one. For instance, there's an odd echo between the following quotes. Or perhaps it's not odd at all.

"...what lives at the core of sexuality is of course saturated by spiritual love. But humanity can fall from this spiritualization of love. And it is most likely to fall in the age of intellectualism. When the intellect takes the form I described [in a previous lecture], then what is spiritual in love is forgotten, and only its external form is considered.

It is in the power of human beings to deny their own being. They deny it when they sink down from the genius of love to the demon of sexuality..."

Rudolf Steiner
What is Anthroposophy?:
Three Spiritual Perspectives on Self-Knowledge

"The demon of sexuality comes to our soul like a serpent. It is half a human soul and is called thought-desire.

The demon of spirituality descends into our soul like a white bird. It is half a human soul and is called desire-thought.

The serpent is an earthly soul, half demonic, a spirit, and related to the spirits of the dead. Like the spirits of the dead, the serpent also enters various terrestrial objects. The serpent also induces fear of itself in the hearts of men, and enkindles desire in the same. The serpent is of a generally feminine character and seeks forever the company of the dead. It is associated with the dead who are earthbound, who have not found the way by which to cross over to the state of solitude. The serpent is a whore and she consorts with the devil and with evil spirits; she is a tyrant and a tormenting spirit, always tempting people to keep the worst kind of company."

Carl Jung
Seven Sermons to the Dead:
The Sixth Sermon

A la Nixon: let me just say this about that...

I'll soon have more to say about Jung, in actual words. A lot more. And don't worry, I haven't forgotten my promise to tell you the heart-warming bedtime story about Uncle Abe Maslow. Stay tuned...

"I'm happy. Hope you're happy too..."

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Thursday, December 18, 2003
Broke? Lonely?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The following is from a new book (August 2003) by the same guy I quoted in the previous post, Walter Truett Anderson. The book is titled The Next Enlightenment: Integrating East and West in a New Vision of Human Evolution. As he says below [p. 180], and in the previous pages, he's largely a fan of the New Age. However...
"On the negative side, it has been a vast fountain of trivialization, commercialization, sloppy thinking, and general smarminess.

I am inclined to think its contributions are more positive than negative, but in this chapter I plan to deal chiefly with the shortcomings because each is a problem to be understood by the person who undertakes a serious exploration of consciousness. Among the main ones:

  • A tendency toward narcissism, logically resulting from the popularity of the romantic notion of an idealized inner "true self"
  • A bias against rationality, especially unfortunate when coupled with an affection for Big Ideas
  • A kitsch constructivism that fails to respect the limits of our ability to create reality and degenerates into little more than a belief that wishing will make it so
  • A lack of ability -- or even desire -- to evaluate critically the various beliefs, practices, and ideas imported wholesale from other cultures and other ages
  • A chronic susceptibility to cults and cult leaders

The last shortcoming -- the tendency of so many people to swoon in the presence of anybody who claims to be the keeper of spiritual insight -- has led to some of the darkest moments of the New Age. There is a grim record of economic, sexual, and psychological exploitations of the followers of celebrities such as the California promoter Werner Erhard, who built his est teachings into an international business empire that was prodigiously successful until it collapsed under the weight of its founder's ego. The est sage offers an excellent example not only of how such movements go wrong but also the really remarkable willingness of otherwise intelligent people to turn off their shit detectors."

Despite the author's fair-mindedness on the overall
subject (more than I'm inclined to muster), there will
inevitably be those who resent what he says above.

2:33 PM | link |

Nothing False

"so let us not talk falsely now
the hour is getting late..."

dylan / all along the watchtower

There was an ancient forest somewhere on the Northwest coast. She loved to visit this place, she said, because of how it made her feel. On entering it for the first time, she told me, a powerful thought came unbidden into her head: "Nothing false can enter here."

I was supposed to be impressed. I was impressed. It would be several years before I wondered: what would make someone think that?

Falsity is a big concern these latter days. A certain shakiness as to the putative ground of both personality and reality. A certain gushy-if-gunshy wonderment as to whether they might not, in fact indistinguishable from fiction, amount to the same thing.

You make things up, she said. You imagine things. How could I disagree? And what else is new? What else is even marginally interesting?

Postmodernism has taken all the fun out of calling someone a lying son of a (and/or) bitch. Because who is to really say what's true? Split to infinity, the truth is no longer The Truth, but rather, ohmygod, relative. Because ohmygod, relativism and all that, you know? And, by a certain cadre of those saying ohmygod the loudest, this impasse is glossed and made more palatable (to the congenitally stupid) as "My Truth" and "Your Truth." Still capitalized (so to speak), in spirit if not typographically. Let me suggest a new term for the impulse underlying this novel holding action against the already-over-and-done-with meltdown of unequivocal conceptual categories: i.e., micromodernism. A way to preserve a soupçon of certainty after Heisenberg. A way to pretend that the Enlightenment wasn't just for rich white uptight-outta-sight overeducated Northern European males, and yet fully endorse multiculturalism. No, even better: a way to remain Medieval, yet still appear hip. In a manner of speaking.

I made some awful pun the other day when Selene and I were cruising around looking for wroffle CDs, "wroffle" being a term of her own coinage, which she has asked me to propagate. It means something like ultracool. You're supposed to think ROFL when you hear it, but only the initiated get it. Thus are whole cultures constructed.

"That's not so funny," she said. Because I was laughing at my own bon mot. Too hard, she thought. She often tells me I'm not funny for this reason.

"It's funny to me," I say. "It's My Funny even if it's not Your Funny. You know, like My Truth and Your Truth."

She laughs. I've subjected her to the latter rap more than once, so she hears the caps immediately. Selene is spookily smart for a 13-year-old. For that matter, she's spookily smart for a 45-year-old. I'd much rather talk with her than with most purported adults. "My Funny" has now been added to our semi-private-language lexicon. Oh Bride of Wittgenstein, we do your bidding! Or, apropos The Real Difficulty:

Isis Isis

But uh... to return to our main theme, we're talking here about The Real, The True, The Authentic. Because The Authentic = Nothing False. Where nothing false can enter, what has entered must, ergo, be true. Not necessarily as in "baby, baby, ooo-ooo-ooo be true..." But not necessarily not, either.

Now here is the main thing that I want to say: when I hear the word authentic, I reach for my revolver. I'm busy 24 hours a day.

Heidegger, in Being On Time (which I have, it goes without saying, never read; I'm always late), wrote a shitload about authenticity, as 11,400 google hits eloquently attest ("to affirm to be correct, true, or genuine" says The American Heritage Dictionary; "relatively speaking," we hasten to add.) Later, Heidegger was found to be a Nazi. Coincidence? You be the judge.

Martin Heidegger note authentic mustaches Adolph Hitler

Now extending our premise one step further, we arrive at...


And its painfully obvious correlate...


And we note here, we underline the fact, that health has become a huge concern, not only in the medical field proper, but even more so in that amorphous cognitive cacophony that is the New Age, where this concern is usually not with "health" per se but with "healing" -- the critical difference pointing less to the setting of broken bones or the understanding of, oh say, personality disorders, as to such arcana as shamanism, wicca, and the knowledge of certain indigenous herbs (but no, not indigenous here), especially of the variety that fuck with your head till you can't tell a jaguar from a jacaranda.

Thus, getting blown out of your skull on marijuana, peyote, psilocybin, ibogaine, ayahuasca/yage, etc. is not only considered healthy -- certainly more healing than smoking a cigarette (unless it's an American Spirit like the Indians all smoke) -- but it has become an intrinsic element of Transpersonal "Psychology" (about which aberration much more later). Please understand that I intend no moral indictment here of getting blown out of your skull. Go ahead, cram your bong with DMT, see if I care. Just don't hand me this "healing" bullshit. I already tried that route to mental health. Made me what I am today.

What I'm lumbering toward here is that "healthy" is today one of those many suspect words, whose semantics have been twisted approximately 180 degrees in the Newspeak of New Age Narcissism. My current favorites are "healthy selfishness" (popularized by "The Founder of the Self-Esteem Movement" and onetime Ayn Rand sex-toy Nathaniel Branden (see also Nathaniel Daniel's Annual Spaniel Manual), "healthy narcissism" (popularized by Self Psychology founder Heinz "Fifty-Seven Varieties" Kohut ), and "healthy spirituality" (from, among others, the Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology; see also The Association for the Promotion of Barking at the Moon).

Here's an informal snapshot of some similar phrases and their google hit counts, with my favorites linked to the actual searches. Keep in mind that google doesn't really respect the quotes, so there are an indeterminate number (i.e., I didn't determine it) of false positives. Also note that my google porn filter may be a bit more forgiving than yours. Honni soit qui mal y pense.

"healthy repression" 30
"healthy murder" 31
"healthy incest" 116
"healthy war" 172
"healthy depression" 202
"healthy selfishness" 386
"healthy death" 447
"healthy porn" 520
"healthy narcissism" 540
"healthy addiction" 1,050
"healthy spirituality" 1,660

I want to end this with a quote of a quote from The Upstart Spring: Esalen and the American Awakening by Walter Truett Anderson, which is out of print -- either fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view (I mean, it's an excellent book, but I'm writing one myself on some roughly overlapping themes, and I'm not half so convinced as Truett Anderson that any awakening occurred). Yes, well anyway. It requires some setup. So in December 1973, Esalen put on a conference called "Spiritual and Therapeutic Tyranny: The Willingness to Submit." The reason for this particular theme was that Esalen and its various influences and offshoots were getting a bad rep in some quarters (like among the sane) for a sort of none too groovy, none too Aquarian let's say, crypto-mystical fascism. However, if the point was to assuage such fears, the pow-wow seriously backfired. Here's the quote-within a quote...

"The most influential piece of media coverage that resulted from it was Peter Marin's 'The New Narcissism' in Harper's. Marin was not positive about the conference itself ('beneath the ruffled but still reasonable surface of the crowd lay a hysteria that would in other settings take on any one of several forms, none of them pretty'); he was deadly on est; and he did not see that est's shortcomings were noticeably different from those of the human potential movement in general. Indeed, he found est to be 'in many ways the logical extension of the whole human potential movement of the past decade. The refusal to consider moral complexities, the denial of history and a larger community, the disappearance of the Other, the exaggerations of the will...' He found in the movement only a sterile rejection of society, a preoccupation with the needs of the self, self-love, narcissism."
So to close with our opening theme, remember:

"nothing false can enter here"

compare, contrast - and click on both

5:48 AM | link |

Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Dean & Cluetrain Turn Tide

This is from "The Marketing of the President 2004," which appeared on the "Basline Project Management Center" website a couple weeks ago. The quote is not on the first page, so if you want more context, click on the "printer-friendly" (gag me with a spoon) version.
Many of the campaign's principles have been developed in books such as David Weinberger's Small Pieces Loosely Joined, which explores the role of individuals connected by the Internet; The Cluetrain Manifesto, by Weinberger, Doc Searls and Christopher Locke, which describes how to think of the way markets work in the online world; and Smart Mobs, by Howard Rheingold.

"We've read all that stuff," says Trippi. "A lot was happening at the grass roots, and we had insight on how to nurture it."

"Cluetrain" describes markets as conversations, in which companies engage customers with an authentic* human voice and respond to their needs, rather than push one-size-fits-all information out to them in mass broadcasts. "They are as close as I've seen to structuring a political campaign around the Cluetrain themes," says Weinberger, who is working as a consultant to the Dean campaign. "They are quite focused on routing around the broadcast paradigm by enabling supporters to connect with one another."

While we congratulate our good friend David Weinberger on his role in all this, RageBoy® and I reserve the right not to climb up on this particular soapbox just yet, as we are still considering a write-in vote for Tristan Tzara.

Also: stand by for some (more) recent (yet long-brewing) thoughts on the browning of the word "authentic" and its various derivatives.

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