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1914, Scottish Independence & the Future of Britain

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1914, Scottish Independence & the Future of Britain

Thoughts on 1914 in relation to Scottish Independence and the Future of Britain This article first appeared in New View magazine Issue 72 July-Sept 2014 2014, a year rich in historical resonance: D-Day in Normandy 1944, seventy years ago; a hundred years on from the birth of Dylan Thomas in 1914; the deaths of Franz Ferdinand and his dear wife Sophie in Sarajevo that same year; the defeat of King Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn by Robert the Bruce in 1314, which saved Scottish independence for nearly 400 years.  Yet Scotland...

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Social Threefolding – Links Page

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Social Threefolding – Links Page

        2010: Humanity’s Choice as Foreseen by Rudolf Steiner – Richard C. Cook.com http://www.richardccook.com/2010/08/04/2010-humanitys-choice-as-foreseen-by-rudolf-steiner/  Agentur Für Alternativen (German threefolding site) http://www.afa-berlin.com/ Anthroposophical Reflections on Basic Income http://www.bepress.com/bis/vol2/iss2/art6/ Associative Economics (C. Houghton-Budd, UK) http://www.associative-economics.com/ A Threefold Exercise for the Attainment of Social Faculties – Jörgen...

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The 21st Century: American Dreams? European Imagination? Asian Contempt?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in east west issues, threefold Society | 0 comments

The 21st Century: American Dreams? European Imagination? Asian Contempt?

                                                                © Terry Boardman  September 1997     The recent death of Diana, Princess of Wales has led many in the media to claim that ‘a quiet revolution’ has been taking place in Britain, and that Diana was a symbol of this. We now have a chance to consider Britain’s identity, they say, where we want to go as a people in the 21st century, and they reflect on how we are becoming more...

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Anglo-American “Hard Capitalism” Throws Down the Gauntlet to German Capitalism: conform or else….

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Anglo-American “Hard Capitalism” Throws Down the Gauntlet to German Capitalism: conform or else….

© Terry Boardman This article first appeared in the German magazine Info3 (Feb. 2000 issue) under the title “Für eine “biodynamische” Ökonomie”  (For a Biodynamic Economy)       An interesting article appeared in “The Independent” of 6th December, written by Andreas Whittam-Smith. He was the first editor of the paper when it first came out in the 80s. The article was titled: “Mr Schroder [sic], it’s not the British, but you who has let the euro down.” Under the picture...

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The Spiritual Tasks Of Europe In The Coming Millennium

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The Spiritual Tasks Of Europe In The Coming Millennium

                                                                © Terry Boardman  Michaelmas 1997 It  seems to be a common fin-de-siecle phenomenon that thinkers try, Janus-like, to sum up the essence of the dying century, and on the basis of their judgments of it, to make prognostications about the nature of the coming century. Since we live in a global media culture where ideas can flash around the world in seconds and be imprinted on the consciousness of millions on the same...

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On Rudolf Steiner’s “Appeal To The German People and The Civilised World” (1919)

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On Rudolf Steiner’s “Appeal To The German People and The Civilised World” (1919)

©Terry Boardman   This essay first appeared as the Afterword to: Rudolf Steiner, Towards Social Renewal -  Rethinking the Basis of Society   (Temple Lodge Publishing, London, 1999)     The years 1917 to 1919 were a time of  the most profound social change throughout Europe. Impulses unleashed by the catastrophe of the war seemed about to transform European civilisation, and indeed, in some ways, it was transformed. Certainly, in those three years, the twentieth century, which, in the socio-political sense, has been marked by...

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The Idea of the Threefold Society at the Dawn of the Third Millennium

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The Idea of the Threefold Society at the Dawn of the Third Millennium

© Terry M. Boardman March 1999 This essay first appeared in the collection of essays published as The Future Is Now – Anthroposophy at the New Millennium (Temple Lodge Publishing, London 1999)   The 2nd millennium, which gave birth to innumerable dualisms, is about to give way to the 3rd,  but the dualism of the waning age remains strong. On the global scale, the growth of Islamic fundamentalism as a reaction to what is perceived to be American neo-colonialism, and the American response to the Muslim world, has opened up the...

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What is Social Threefolding?

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What is Social Threefolding?

©Terry Boardman A lecture given at a conference of  the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain in Stourbridge, England 8.11.1997 The aim of this lecture is to throw some light on why the threefold archetype is so important in our time, both for society in general and for the Anthroposophical Society, and thereby to stimulate some enthusiasm for working with it and for it, including the threefolding of the Anthroposophical Society. In Anthroposophy we seek to work out of creative spiritual archetypes; we must therefore be clear about what...

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The ‘Abolition’ of the Spirit: The Enigma of Canon XI – The Year 869 & Its Significance in the Destiny of Europe

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The ‘Abolition’ of the Spirit: The Enigma of Canon XI  – The Year 869 & Its Significance in the Destiny of Europe

This article first appeared in New View magazine Second Quarter Spring 2008 At the Christmas Conference for the refounding of the Anthroposophical Society Dec. 24th 1923 – 1st Jan. 1924 , Rudolf Steiner restored to western culture something that had been lost for nearly 1100 years, namely, the threefold image of Man – once known as the Trichotomy – the image of Man as consisting of body, soul and spirit. This had been missing since the year 869, when it was deviously  ‘abolished’ by fiat of a Church Council. In the years...

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The ‘Third Way’ of 1998 and the ‘New Politics’ of Today

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The ‘Third Way’ of 1998 and the ‘New Politics’ of Today

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 56 July-Sept 2010 Broadly speaking, one could say that the three main historical political parties in Britain – Liberal, Conservative and Labour  – correspond to three key factors that have played a great role in British history since the seventeenth century. Respectively, these three aspects are: the Liberal concern for the liberty of the individual; the Conservative will to uphold the laws and customs of the land, and thirdly, the socialist yearning for just cooperation in...

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