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Five thousand years ago, the soul directed divine or royal will – feeling and thinking were determined from the periphery. With the birth of personality, the soul became a condensed point, lost the relationship and gained itself – and today? «It is not what we experience, but how we feel,...
Janusz Korczak was a doctor who came to the conclusion: if I want to do something substantial for the health of children and young people, then I have to live with children and shape their lives. Thus the doctor, author and poet turned into an educator. Yet his work and...
From October 6th to 9th, at the fall conference of the Natural Sciences Section at the Goetheanum, polarities in human beings became the subject of joint research. The discussions revolved around the polarity of inner life and external knowledge, as well as the polarity of nature and technology and thus...
Trevor Button was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Botswana and South Africa. He studied architecture and later Waldorf education, and then taught English at Waldorf schools in Germany and Switzerland for 15 years. He has now returned to the country of his birth to help build the small...

Deepening

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From October 6th to 9th, at the fall conference of the Natural Sciences Section at the Goetheanum, polarities in human beings became the subject of joint research. The discussions revolved around the polarity of inner life and external knowledge, as well as the polarity of nature and technology and thus...

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On October 25th, the World Social Initiative Forum (WSIF) launched the Leadership in Transformation (LiT) Forums, an online program investigating Leaderful Practices for Societal Metamorphosis. The following text is taken from Orland Bishop’s opening invocation entitled ‹Sacred Hospitality›. One thing is necessary here in this hard world of homeless and...

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For Rudolf Steiner, the ruin after the fire signalled not only the defamation of anthroposophical work, but also the failure of the Anthroposophical Society to adequately protect the building. The smoke at the ruins of the Goetheanum had hardly cleared before Rudolf Steiner said: «And I hope, of course, that...
The image of Joseph A. Ratzinger still wavers, distorted by the hatred and favour of opposing parties. Two hundred thousand had come to say goodbye to the deceased. Banners at the funeral service demanded ‹Santo subito,› immediate canonization, obituaries spoke of a ‹mishap› pope who was accused of rhetorical provocation...
The artist, entrepreneurial activist, and researcher on childhood, Bernhard Hanel, from Oberried, is campaigning for and setting up the World Child Forum, which is to be on a par with the World Economic Forum in Davos. Because childhood is the key to the future and its disregard is a symptom...

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Last New Year’s Eve, the commemoration of the night that the first Goetheanum burnt down was celebrated in a dignified way by 2,000 people. Throughout the night, those present in and around the Goetheanum took part in readings, eurythmy performances, concerts, communal singing and much more.  The seriousness with which...

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Surrounded by his family, Pierre Della Negra peacefully departed his earthly life on October 4, 2022. This important figure of French anthroposophy left us gently, leaving behind a remarkable creation:...

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