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The School of Spiritual Science Series

The Spiritual Signature of Our Time

In the Era of Coronavirus

Edited by Ueli Hurter and Justus Wittich
Translated by Christine Howard
March 2022
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    11th March 2022
  • ISBN 9781855845947
  • Language English
  • Pages 210 pp.
  • Size 6.1" x 9.25"

What can we read in the fast-moving events of recent times?

Is there a theme—or spiritual signature—that should be recognized and understood?

Following the book of essays Perspectives and Initiatives in the Times of Coronavirus, key figures from the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum assess critical societal issues in a series of striking lectures. In the context of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the speakers address questions such as these:

  • Are we making a religion out of science?
  • How is our behavior mirrored in the ecosystem?
  • What effects do inner work and meditation have on the healing powers of the human being?

Offering scientific, artistic, historic and sociological viewpoints, their research is based on expert knowledge and practice in various disciplines such as medicine, agriculture and education. Uppermost in their analysis, however, is the spiritual dimension of the human being. The book also deals with misrepresentations and misinterpretations of anthroposophy.

The School of Spiritual Science, with its center in Dornach, Switzerland, has eleven sections that are active internationally in research, development, teaching, and practical implementation of findings. The work of each of the school’s sections seeks to develop anthroposophy in a contemporary context through the core disciplines of general anthroposophy, medicine, agriculture, pedagogy, natural science, mathematics and astronomy, literary and visual arts and humanities, performing arts, and youth work.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword by Ueli Hurter and Justus Wittich

Ecology and the Pandemic:
What Can We Learn from Covid-19?
by Georg Soldner

We Poor Royal Children:
Corona and the Social Challenges of Our Time
by Gerald Häfner

How Is Our Behavior Mirrored in the Ecosystem? 
Prevailing Perspectives in Agriculture
by Jean-Michel Florin

“Building a Bridge to Right-wing Extremism?”
On Anthroposophy in the time of National Socialism
by Peter Selg

Can What Is Foreign Be Understood?
by Constanza Kaliks and Paula Edelstein

Are We Making a Religion out of Science?
by Mattias Rang

Goetheanistic Aspects in Dealing with Covid-19
by Johannes Wirz

Individual Responsibility in Corona Times
by Stefan Hasler and Ueli Hurter

Digital Challenges in Education
by Florian Osswald and Claus-Peter Röh

The Hidden Sun
by Christiane Haid

What Effects Do Inner Work and Meditation Have on the Healing Powers of the Human Being?
by Matthias Girke

What Are the Intentions of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum?

About the Authors