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2022 – War in Ukraine

Posted by on Apr 28, 2022 in east west issues, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

2022 – War in Ukraine

This article was first published in New View magazine No.103 April-June 2022 This year, which happens to be the Year of the Tiger in the traditional Chinese calendar, the month of March (in the western calendar) was dominated by the movements of the planet after which the month is named – Mars. When Vladimir Putin sent his troops into Ukraine on 24 February, Mars (lower aspect: aggression; higher aspect: courage and daring) was conjoined with Venus, and the two fast-moving planets were approaching conjunction with the very slow-moving...

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The Four Counterforces in the Crisis of the 21st Century

Posted by on Jan 17, 2022 in most recent, nwo | 0 comments

The Four Counterforces in the Crisis of the 21st Century

This article was first published in New View magazine #101 Oct-Dec 2021 In the [Greco-Roman] epoch the Christ Impulse was born out of the forces of death for the salvation of mankind.  …. in [our current] epoch mankind is led by a strange paradox to a renewed experience of the Mystery of Golgotha through the forces of evil. R. Steiner 25.10.1918 Rudolf Steiner often said during the First World War that never in human history had public lies been as numerous as they were in those days. In the winter of 1916-1917 he gave a course of 25...

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Binaries, Triads, War or Peace between China & the West?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2022 in east west issues, most recent, nwo, threefold Society | 0 comments

Binaries, Triads, War or Peace  between China & the West?

This article was first published in The Present Age magazine Vol. 5 No. 11, July 2020 If we contemplate the number 23, we can recall that the most famous Psalm in the Bible – Psalm 23 – speaks of man’s confidence in his trust in God’s support. The Koran was revealed to Mohammed over a period of 23 years. Biologists will tell us that normal human sex cells have 23 chromosomes, and astronomers will re­mind us that the earth is tilted at an angle of about 23 degrees to the Sun (actually 23.5). Without that tilting at 23 degrees, the...

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21st Century Neo-Fascism: the Coming Era?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in most recent, nwo | 0 comments

21st Century Neo-Fascism: the Coming Era?

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 99 April-June 2021 “We’re living in a world where things just happen, don’t they?” These were words I overheard from a conversation between two women in our local park recently. They were talking about the so-called ‘COVID crisis’ and expressed the view that events these days just seem to occur ‘out of the blue’ as it were, out of nowhere. 9/11, the crash of 2008, the so-called Arab Spring of 2011, the emergence of ISIS in 2014, Donald Trump, the ‘COVID crisis’...

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Into the “New Normal”? Part 2

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in most recent, nwo | 0 comments

Into the “New Normal”? Part 2

                                                                           This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 97 Oct-Dec 2020 IS it not obvious to everyone that COVID-19 is not just a temporary, unexceptional public health crisis, after which, once we have all taken the vaccine which is apparently due to be rolled out sometime next year (or this autumn in Russia), we can all go “back to normal”? Is it not obvious that “going back to...

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The Incarnation of Ahriman – When and Where?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in miscellaneous, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

The Incarnation of Ahriman – When and Where?

This is a revised and slightly extended version of a lecture given by the author at a Der Europäer seminar in the Basel Stadthaus, Basel, Switzerland, 23.11.2019 and published in The Present Age magazine (Vol. 5 Nos. 7/8 Oct/Nov 2019 and Vol. 5 Nos. 9/10 May/June 2020) Rudolf Steiner gave 8 indications about the incarnation of Ahriman in the latter part of 1919. Before I turn to these 8 indications I would like to draw attention to some earlier remarks of his which can perhaps be seen as ‘preliminary’. On 16 July, 1918 (GA 181),...

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NATO’s 70th Birthday and UN COP 25

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in miscellaneous, most recent, nwo, threefold Society | 0 comments

NATO’s 70th Birthday and UN COP 25

This article was first published in New View magazine Winter Issue 94 Winter Jan – March 2020 To form any judgments about a phenomenon in contemporary events we can keep in mind three elements – the context of the event (awareness of how the event relates to the past), wakefulness (awareness of what’s going on now in relation to the event) and insight (understanding how the event relates to what seems to be approaching us from the future). With these in mind, let us consider two recent contemporary events: NATO’s celebration of its...

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“UNITE Behind the Science” of Greta Thunberg?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in miscellaneous, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

“UNITE Behind the Science” of Greta Thunberg?

  This article was first published in New View magazine, Issue 93 Oct-Dec 2019 It is a challenge in today’s world to think for oneself when from all sides of our electronic public arena, from news broadcasts and current affairs programmes to dramas and advertisements one is being bombarded by the same messages, day in, day out. It is hard enough for supposedly educated mature, middle-aged people who were brought up in the world of print culture and private thoughts and imaginations to think for themselves in this situation, let alone...

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Brexit as a Spiritual Question (3) A Personal View

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in east west issues, most recent, nwo, threefold Society | 0 comments

Brexit as a Spiritual Question (3) A Personal View

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 92 July-Sept. 2019 Chester, a city in the northwest of England on the border with Wales and some 17 miles from Liverpool, was the largest base of the Roman army in Britannia during the Roman occupation. The name Chester comes from the Latin castrum, which means fortified military base, camp or fortress. The city, which the Romans called Deva Victrix, was founded by the Roman Army in 79 AD, 46 years after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. That was also the year of the...

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Brexit as a Spiritual Question (2): The Continental/Catholic Dimension

Posted by on May 5, 2019 in miscellaneous, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

Brexit as a Spiritual Question (2): The Continental/Catholic Dimension

This article was first published in New View magazine, Issue 91 April-June 2019 My previous article for New View: “Brexit as a Spiritual Question: Why the EU is the Wrong Direction for Europe and the Modern Age”, was intended as the first of a series of three articles looking at the origins of the EU. It considered those origins in terms of one of the two elitist streams mentioned that have been active in guiding the EU project into existence and maintaining and developing it since the 1950s, namely, the Anglo-American stream. This...

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