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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's
revelation.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Threefold Order of the Body Social I
GA 330

In the social ferment of postwar Europe in 1919, Steiner presented his ideas about reforming the basis of society in three fundamental, autonomous spheres: economic, political/rights, and cultural. For a short time he worked to bring his ideas into practical application but it soon became impossible to bring about a “threefold social order” and he withdrew from the outer work in this area. His ideas have been worked with over the decades since that time and have proved to be just as valid today as they were then.

Published in three volumes, this volume contains the Introduction to the 2nd German edition of “The Threefold Commonwealth” (vol. 23 in the Bibliographic Survey), and an address given by Dr. Rudolf Steiner at a meeting of the League for the Threefold Social Order in Stuttgart, 31st May 1919, entitled, The Impulse Towards the Threefold Order: No Utopia, but the Practical Demand of the Hour

Publisher's Note
Introduction to the 2nd German Edition of “The Threefold Commonwealth”
I.The Impulse Towards the Threefold Order May 31, 1919
No Utopia, but the Practical Demand of the Hour.

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