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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—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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