One of the most Subtle of the arts,
its Nuances are Explored here
Brotherhood and the Struggle for Existence (#015)
by Rudolf Steiner
Berlin, November 23, 1905 (GA 54)
Over 20 years preceding the time of Hitler’s early public appearances, Rudolf Steiner was appealing to the German impulse for good in describing what brotherhood had achieved for human development. Themes addressed: oath brotherhoods and guilds; cooperation of individuals within a whole; the necessary balance between egoism and brotherly love.
(14 pp) #015
Social and Anti-Social Forces (#034)
a lecture by Rudolf Steiner
Berne, December 12, 1918 (GA 186)
The social impulse lulls us to sleep in relation to others, while the assertion of one’s individuality keeps us awake. What, then, is the anti-social force? There is a need for anti-social forces to work inwardly while social impulses find their expression in outer structures. Above all, the interest of one human being in another is the backbone of all social life.
(29 pp) #034
Getting Old (#199)
Excerpts from Rudolf Steiner’s Complete Works
by Rudolf Steiner
Compilation and commentary
by Gisela Gaumnitz
Translated by Harold Jurgens
Getting Old: Excerpts from Rudolf Steiner’s Complete Works provides a penetrating look at many rarely noticed inner and outer aspects of the aging process. Gisela Gaumnitz has searched far and wide in an effort to gather all of Steiner’s comments on this subject, and has organized them in accordance with meaningful thematic perspectives. Some 220 selections concerning old age, aging, the human and cosmic course of life, and the transformation of impressions from youth, are brought together here from over 100 volumes of Rudolf’s Steiner’s lectures. Aging affects us all. The fact that nearly every third volume of Rudolf Steiner’s complete works includes comments on aging shows how important he considered the topic. This volume will serve as a basis for a thorough exploration of life’s deep questions as well as a resource for studying numerous specific aspects of aging.
(298 pp) #199
Anthroposophy and the Social Question (#035)
Three articles by Rudolf Steiner (GA 34)
Dr. Steiner presents anthroposophy as a schooling of thinking, feeling, and willing that gives one clarity when dealing with social questions. He discusses Robert Owen’s utopian community and its failure; the spirit of community; the fundamental social law; and working not for oneself but for others.
(32 pp) #035
A Talk to Young People (#116)
by Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Ruth Pusch
Arnheim, July 20, 1924 (GA217a)
Rudolf Steiner raises the social challenge for youth of our time: If this anthroposophical movement is sincere and if young people find it necessary to be honest, what is needed above all? Courage! Something one learns very fast or not at all. Real courage! The courage to say: the world as it is today must get a new foundation underneath it.
(14 pp) #116
by Paul W. Scharff, M.D.
How can the threefold social order be concretely realized? This book is an extensive approach to the question. Beginning with an historical approach, Dr. Scharff shares the history of the Fellowship Community and how it has attempted to realize the principles of the threefold social order in this institution. The book ends with a contemplation on the threefolding of the anthroposophical movement’s social life.
(119 pp) #133
Perspectives on Constructive Action (#178)
by Rudolf Steiner
Seven addresses given between 1917 – 1923 at General Meetings of the Goetheanum Association in Dornach speak to: moral sensibility, financial balance, worries, the significance of having a specific place for culture, what was—and what is—in the process of becoming, and artistic work.
(61 pp) #178
The Time-Sequence and Spiritual Foundations for Threefolding (#155)
Two lectures by Rudolf Steiner
(GA 190: March 23 and 29, 1919)
Translated by Maria St. Goar
Five months after the signing of the Armistice ending World War I, Rudolf Steiner gave these two lectures in Dornach, Switzerland. These are the only lectures extant in which Dr. Steiner gives the spiritual time-sequences for the development of the spiritual-cultural life, the rights life and the economic life, the hierarchies and inner faculties necessary to the accomplishment of a threefold social order by the end of the seventh cultural epoch.
(pamphlet, 34 pp) #155
Health Care as a Social Issue (#030)
A lecture by Rudolf Steiner
Dornach, April 7, 1920 (GA 314)
Ever since the Industrial Revolution gave us the division of labor, polarizing worker and manager, social institutions have had to negotiate the question of health care in new and systematized ways. Here Rudolf Steiner considers the relationship of health care to social life; physical and mental illness; waking and sleeping; the need for a new structure in the social order; and the mission of anthroposophical spiritual science.
(39 pp) #030
Three Lectures (#147)
A translation of three articles on
contemporary issues from Das Goetheanum and Die Drei
“The Incarnation of the Adversary Powers as seen by Rudolf Steiner”, by Hans Peter von Manen;
“The Computer Network and the Future of Humanity”, by Felix Schultz;
“Truth and Love – Philosophy of Freedom and Christianity”, by Friedwart Husemann.
(43 pp) #147