The ‘Social Question’

The ‘social question’ is not something which has suddenly appeared at this stage of human evolution and which can be resolved by a few individuals or by some parliamentary body, and stay resolved. It is an integral part of modern civilization which has come to stay, and as such will have to be resolved anew for each moment in the world’s historical development. Humanity has now entered into a phase in which social institutions constantly produce anti-social tendencies. These tendencies must be overcome each time. Just as a satiated organism experiences hunger again after a period of time, so the social organism passes from order to disorder. A food which permanently stills hunger does not exist; neither does a universal social panacea”. ~Rudolf Steiner, GA 23, Basic Issues of the Social Question: Preface to the fourth German Edition 1920

translated (with added titles) by Roy Sadler
The Bread

The Cosmic Word,
I’ve had the grace to lead
through senses’ gates to soul ground, speaks:
‘Imagine in your spirit depths my world expanse
to find in future Me in you’.

The Wine

The Cosmic Word,
mysteriously urging to be heard,
is speaking in my depths of being:
‘Inspire your life’s endeavour with my spirit light
to sacrifice yourself through Me’.

The Soul Calendar’s 4 quarters of the year represent:
1 – sense perception conceiving spirit,
2 – imaginative insight incarnating spirit,
3 – threefold inspiration for the spirit’s Christmas birth,
4 – intuitive love for a new spring world.
and in these pivotal, mirror verses of the Cosmic Word
I’ve put in the words, not present in the original,
of imagine & inspire (& intuit in v43 – v17’s opposite)

31 July 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars” 

Jay Howell

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


OPEN: Enrollment for 2022 Program

LINK:  3-Year Certificate Program 2022-2025

AVAILABLE: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available


EXPLORE the interpenetrating mysteries of Body, Soul & Spirit
DISCOVER the illusive secrets of your own Psyche
ILLUMINATE the journey from lower self to Higher Self

Annael Pavlova

Music Workshop Introducing: New Impulses in Music

When: August 5 & 6 – 2022

Friday night @ 6:30 – 9:00***** and *****Saturday @ 9:30 -12:00 and @ 2:00 – 4:30

Where: New Vision Church:

On Silvernail Rd. Pewaukee (just south of I-94 / at the SS EXIT)

About our instructor: Veronika Roemer

In her own words she says “Music speaks to our souls, and through its three basic elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm, it speaks directly to our three soul forces of thinking, feeling, and willing. When making music, we are always encountering all three of these forces in an interweaving, harmonious process. Music is nourishment for our souls.” In this workshop she will be introducing participants to these instruments and illustrating the following characteristics that make them essential “for our time”. In short, she will show how

  • the “sound quality brings healing to the inner ear” and helps the listener reconnect to their inner musician.
  • the “technical ease of the instruments” makes them accessible to everyone. 
  • the movements in space make musical realities visible, like the movement from tone to tone, or of one chord to the next.”
  • the group processes reconnect people. Because connections are built through music and not talking, the social aspects of the group processes are more subtle offering an extra bonus to the musical work”. Finally, music lifts the mood and allows people to laugh and enjoy themselves and others.

Veronika has extensive training and experience. Her initial training was gained at the Musikakademie in Basel and Musikhochschule in Zurich Switzerland inclusive of orchestral and string quartet performance in Europe followed by a student Foundation year at Emerson College and five additional years teaching and instructing for them as faculty. She also has multiple years of study and instruction at the Dorian School of Music Therapy. From 1998-2013 she was a resident and co-worker at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills developing a music program for adults with developmental disabilities continuing as an instructor for the group through 2021 as well as instructing for the Camphill Academy at Beaver Run and at the Kimberton Waldorf School. Currently she is a founding faculty member for the SunGate Educational Community and active member of the Lyre Association of North America. Wherever she goes she is happiest to be making music with people.

Veronika is returning to visit us in Wisconsin where she lived (in Wales) from 1990-1998 and had a connection to the Prairie Hill Waldorf School. At that time she began her family of five children and was the founding mother of the Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music and a local lyre group.

In each workshop session we will sing, play various instruments such as bordun lyres, wood, and metal instruments, do rhythm games and more.

We are delighted to have Veronika return to present these workshops and hope that you can attend. Come for one or come for all!

For more information or to RSVP contact: Gail Sauter- Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music 262-391-8939 or

David Newbatt

Renewing the Mysteries: The Founding of The Christian Community
& the Burning of the First Goetheanum
Spring Valley, NY – August 8-13, 2022
REGISTER NOW!* lectures * artistic workshops * conversation * evening performances
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg will be offering a program on Tuesday 9 August for the Free Initiative 2:30 -3:30 pm ET – ‘From The Jealousy of the Gods & Man to Artemis & the New Isis’
Many anthroposophists have understood the 1923/24 Christmas Foundation Conference as constituting a renewal of the Mysteries. Nine months after the Christmas Conference, speaking to the priests of the Christian Community, Rudolf Steiner pointed to a sequence from the founding of the Christian Community in September 1922 to the burning of the Goetheanum at the end of that year to the Christmas Conference.In this 100th anniversary year of both the founding of the Christian Community and the burning of the Goetheanum, can an exploration of these events help us to understand the nature of the New Mysteries?

The keynote speaker is Daniel Hafner, priest of the Christian Community. He will address this theme with a particular focus on the colored windows of the First Goetheanum.

The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated during the week and there will also be a Class Lesson for members of the School of Spiritual Science.

Venue: SPRING VALLEY, NY, Threefold Community, and The Christian Community

*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: A conference on the scale currently planned requires that a minimum number of participants register by July 20th.

INFO OR QUERIES: Rev. Paul Newton
(845) 517-4101

Sponsored by The Christian Community Spring Valley Area and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society

Roots and Renewal An online series hosted by the Regional Councils of the Anthroposophical Society in America.  

Join us for an exciting series where we will turn our attention toward the 100-year renewal and celebration of anthroposophy. On July 21 we will kick off the series and begin to mark significant milestones of this 100-year jubilee! We hope you will join the Eastern, Central, and Western Regional Councils as they host this engaging program. 

What: An online series marking significant milestones in the 100-year renewal of anthroposophy 

Where: Online through Zoom. Recordings will be shared via email. 

Each session is 90 minutes

Contribution: Free! All donations are gratefully accepted to support the work of the regional councils. 

Click here to register! 

Here is the Recording of SESSION 1: From Artemis to the Representative of Humanity and Beyond

SESSION 2100 years with the ‘Movement for Religious Renewal’ 

September 16, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET

A panel of Christian Community Priests from the Regions, including Rev. Craig Wiggins

SESSION 3The Founding of ‘The Esoteric Youth Group’ 

October 16, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET

A snapshot into the biographies of the original members of the Circle. From The Esoteric School – Esoteric Lessons 1913-1923, in the collected works of Rudolf Steiner

2 thoughts on “The ‘Social Question’

  1. Hi Hazel,

    It is good to acknowledge Lammas with week 17. This is when the Apostle Peter had his seminal experience at the time of the event of the unleavened bread under the rule of Herod Agrippa I. If we look carefully at all that is contained here in chapter 12 of Acts, we can see how Peter had somehow managed to create a kind of “loafmass” event in which he had risen beyond all expectation. If we give the parameters here of Peter’s experience from chapter 12, it begins here and leads to a very important meeting.

    Peter’s Arrest and Deliverance

    12 Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them. 2 And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword. 3 When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread. 4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people. 5 So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.

    Hazel, the prayer for Peter was being held by Mary, which you will find duly acknowledged in this chapter. Once Peter was released from the bonds of captivity, he went straight to Mary there in Jerusalem. She was beheld with a kind of reverence because she had anointed the Christ two times before the crucifixion, and it was said that she would be remembered for it. When Peter went directly to Mary after his miraculous release from chains at Lammas, he was appealing to her power to bring forth the son that she had given birth to as John Mark. Yes, this Mary was the Magdalene.

    I see that you will be offline for several days, beginning August 1st, but we can still have a kind of side conversation on all these matters. I believe very much in what comes across as your own symposium, which Ernst Lehrs also heard from Steiner. In other word, speak up and this is all that can be expected.

    1. I love to see the thru-line that the cycle of the year wraps us in connecting & renewing all traditions. This is a subtly powerful time of year. CG & I were married on Aug. 4th so the Lammas energy is ever working between us. Yes I will be offline completely for 2 weeks, Be back around Aug. 15 or 16

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