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Spiritual Science as a Foundation for Social Forms

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Sketch of Rudolf Steiner lecturing at the East-West Conference in Vienna.

Color and Image Saturated Thinking

Since the end of the nineteenth century the spiritual evolution of humanity has led toward a more mobile living thinking in which the abstract and fixed relation of consciousness to language is dissolved. Language becomes more gesture-like in character as consciousness is filled with color and image.

When this fact of spiritual evolution is negated in the school system, in the forms of government and in economic relations, it leads to an unconscious frustration, a frustration which explodes in acts of violence and war.

Healing will come to social life when the inner mobility of soul acquired through the science of the spirit is allowed to mold new social forms. The reader will find a stimulation to inner activity and a wealth of insight into social life in this important volume by Rudolf Steiner.

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During the last two decades of the nineteenth century the Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) became a respected and well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, particularly known for his work on Goethe's scientific writings. After the turn of the century he began to develop his earlier philosophical principles into an approach to methodical research of psychological and spiritual phenomena.

His multi-faceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, science, education (Waldorf schools), special education, philosophy, religion, economics, agriculture, (Bio-Dynamic method), architecture, drama, the new art of eurhythmy, and other fields. In 1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.

ISBN 0.88010.152.0 Anthroposophic Press

0.85440.035.4 Rudolf Steiner Press

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