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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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To the Third Millennium: The Third Way or The Third Reich?

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To the Third Millennium: The Third Way or The Third Reich?

There has been a lot of babbling in the English-speaking media in recent years, most of it very unclear, about a "Third Way" in politics and even economics. The Internet is now stuffed with groups, media organs, even new political parties calling themselves "The Third Way". Many people, such as Tony Blair in the UK and his friend Bill Clinton in the US, have obviously had glimpses of this elusive creature. Serious academic tomes have been written about it. Social thinkers and philosophers such as the prophet of communitarianism, Amitai Etzioni in the US, have argued at least for the existence of its habitat, if not for the creature itself...

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