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Impulses of the Past and the Future in Social Events. The Spiritual Background of the Social Question, Volume II

Vergangenheits- und Zukunftsimpulse im sozialen Geschehen. Die geistigen Hintergründe der sozialen Frage, Band II

Twelve lectures, Dornach 21 March to 14 April 1919, including three lectures on "The Social Question as a Question of the Soul".

Contents (selection)

The destructive effect of scientific thinking on the social organism / Nationalism as an anti-social instinct / The activity of the angels, archangels and archai in spiritual, legal and economic life / Unconscious and subconscious in social coexistence. The three elements of language / The soul in art / The question: What is man? Bakunin, Gorky. Nietzsche's Übermensch / The Age of the Nibelungen and the Central European Civil Age. Frederick the Great and Goethe. Henry IV and Walther von der Vogelweide / Man as a double being. The idea of social threefolding. The Mission of Switzerland



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