The New Economy

A Threefold Society

This website speaks of important issues for a Threefold [1] Society.


The real impact of technology

Is money THAT important?

Do we really think deeply about money and the role it plays in the world?

James Joyce wrote this striking statement, “He was conscious of the labour latent in money.”

Rudolf Steiner says that whoever is unable to love anything else can often begin, if he is sufficiently greedy, by loving money, at least substituting for charitable love another love – albeit one arising from egoism. For were there no love at all in a man, the part of his body which should be sustained by love-forces would shrivel, and the man, empty of love, would actually perish; he would really meet with physical death. Faith, Love, Hope. December 2, 1911

Corporate Conscience

In the news we read of a Corporate Giant who produced a building product used in thousands and thousands of post war homes – Fibro we called it as children. This is a snippet from the news in July 2004: “At stake are nearly $2 billion worth of assets which the company moved offshore, out of reach from the thousands of Australians who will die from the painful asbestos cancers caused by inhaling dust from James Hardie’s fibro cement.”

At the same time our banks are making obscene profits and their only defence is the result they are producing for their shareholders. Surely the motivation to price banking products would to some extent come from Managers hungry for profit sharing!

So the burning questions is: how many shareholders truly feel responsible for the actions of the companies whose shares they own?

Think about these things ……

A world in conflict

The Destinies of Individual and of Nations: A course of fourteen lectures given in Berlin from 1 September 1914 to 6 July 1915. In these lectures Steiner gives new perspectives to events where so many lives were lost.

He speaks of the “sacred blood of sacrifice” where “the soul would rise swiftly from the sacrifice brought in the field of war up into the realms of the spirit for the good of mankind.”

There is a need for every human being to “stand in the place where destiny puts us, full of strength and courage.” [This is hardly the position of the terrorist who thinks that government policy can be influenced by killing unsuspecting members of the public.]

The Hero’s death is the death of love.

Each day the news of the world reveals new depths of pain. Are we blazé or does the pain living in the soul of the other become pain we feel in ourselves?

Whilst pain is felt by you alone And not by me. Christ goes unrecognised To do his work within the world. For the spirit cannot grow strong If it has power only to feel The suffering your own body undergoes. Rudolf Steiner 1.9.1914 We can explore thoughts about how our “I” our Real Self is pressing upon us to express itself more fully in our earthly life. While the “I” itself does not have the “inclination to hit out”, the three levels of our soul wage war against each other and against our “I”.
This situation within us is played out in world conflicts. These conflicts will not subside until
sufficient people express themselves through their higher self rather than their lower self.
Furthermore, our Real Self, which is eternal, transcends race, culture, class and creed and it is though our Real Self that we will cease to discriminate and rage against other cultures.

How to win war

The Real WWII weaponry In Walter Stein’s biography we read about the white magic ritual he successfully proposed to Winston Churchill during WWII, which was suggested to Steiner by a sensitive and astute spiritual friend. When Big Ben struck noon all in London were asked to stop and pray for all war dead on both sides. Tautz, Stein’s biographer, says this Silent Moment was known to Hitler and worried him greatly as Hitler well knew the occult power of such a secret weapon. Thanks PL for bringing that to to my attention.

BATTLE FOR BRITAIN SECRET WEAPON Charisma 1994, p. 50 One Sunday morning in September 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and some military advisers were in an underground operations room in southern England watching the lights on the electrical battle charts. Britain was suffering from a dangerous shortage of materials, and intelligence reports showed German forces were preparing to invade England.

On that otherwise quiet Sunday morning, a sudden alert heralded the approach of about 200 nazi aircraft. As outnumbered British air squadrons rose to meet the nazi formations nearing the English coast, tension grew in the underground shelter.

Then for some reason the markers on the wall chart to move eastward, indicating that the German planes had turned back. One hundred eighty five of their aircraft had gone down in flames, and they had no alternative but to retreat. The Royal Air Force had won the battle against impossible odds.

There was no natural explanation for the outcome of this nazi attack during the Battle of Britain, but intelligence officers who interrogated captured nazi airmen heard this question from at least 3 different men: “Where did you get all the planes you threw into the battle over Britain?” Apparently, the Germans saw many more planes than the British actually had in the air.

The explanation? The British as a nation were praying for the safety of their country and their military forces (and surely for well being of all the souls from either side affected by death, injury or grief). From 1940 to the end of the war, people throughout the British commonwealth observed a silent moment of prayer every day at 9 p.m.. One imprisoned Nazi officer told his captors: “With the striking of your Big Ben clock each evening at 9, you used a secret weapon which we did not understand. It was very powerful, and we could find no countermeasure against it.”