News 4-24

Anthroposophy in Hawkes Bay

Sunday 28 January

Week 4-24

Note from the Editor: The Anthroposophical Society has a number of Sections related to members activities.  I have introduced some Sections to the Newsletter for which I invite contributions from readers.  Send to by 2pm on Saturday for inclusion the following day.

Coming Events

Calendar of Coming Events 

(in the Rudolf Steiner Centre, 401 Whitehead Road, Hastings
unless stated otherwise)

  • Saturday 3 February 9:30 to noon. The School of Spiritual Science.  Mantra 11
  • Friday 9 February 7 pm. Friday Group. Leading Thought # 66 to 68.
  • Weekend 24-25 February. 2-day Workshop (9am to 4:15 pm) on Threefold Social Order.**
  • Wednesday 28 February. 7 pm Van James of Hawaii will speak on the occasion of Rudolf Steiner’s 163rd birthday on Madonnas in Art.
  • Saturday 16 March 2 pm.  Annual General Meeting of the Hawkes Bay Branch.
  • Weekend 4-5 May. Annual Conference of Anthroposophical Society in NZ.  To be held in Taikura School as a venue.

Reports of Recent Events

Contributions invited.

Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy

"The fact that Anthroposophy expresses a different world-view from that of physics, need not mean that it must therefore be unscientific. The Anthroposophical findings only come from a different source – from being awake in spiritual realms. In the same way that you have to grope about in the dark and feel your way about if there is no light in a room but you get a totally different impression once the room it is filled with light, the spiritual researcher also sees everything in a new light when his spiritual eyes are opened. This person has not suddenly become less scientific just because his experiences have been enriched by a broader view. The logic of the Anthroposophist is just as valid as the logic of the physicist. It only transpires in another region.
It is a display of ignorance, if people reject as unscientific our research, before they have even tried it. We use the same thought processes in spiritual realms as the natural-scientists use in the physical realm; therefore, the Anthroposophical research method harmonises with that of science."

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 52 – Spirituelle Seelenlehre und Weltbetrachtung  (Spiritual Soul Teaching and World View) – Berlin, 6 October 1904

Reader Contributions, Reviews, Reflections, Comments

Contributions invited.

Health, Medicine and Therapy

Contributions invited.

Education and Pedagogy

Contributions invited.

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening

Contributions invited.

The Arts

Contributions invited.


Weekend Workshop on Threefolding

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Starting each day at 9:00 am ending 4:15 pm

Some details:

Approximately: Four 75 minute sessions each day of presentations, discussion and artistic work.

  • 9:00               Welcome and introductions
  • 9:15               Session 1
  • 10:30             Morning Break
  • 11:00             Session 2
  • 12:15             Lunch
  • 1:00               Session 3
  • 2:15               Afternoon Break
  • 2:45               Session 4
  • 4:00               Review of Day & looking ahead.
  • 4:15               End

Themes will include:

  •   Cosmic Trinity
  •   Human Threeness
  •   Social Threefolding
  •   Fostering change and social awareness

Artistic activities: please bring coloured pencils, pens, pastels, chalk. Paper of various sizes will be supplied.  Several blackboards are available.

A data Projector is available if anyone wishes to use a computer to present photos, slides, Powerpoints, etc.

Social sharing: please bring food for sharing at breaks and Lunch.  Coffee and tea will be supplied.

Costs: A Koha of $10 per day is expected whether you attend one session or four.

Warmly and sincerely,

Robin Bacchus

022-398 2805

Some books on Threefolding:

  • “The Social Future” by Rudolf Steiner 6 public lectures in Zurich, October 24–30, 1919 (cw 332a)  [2013] ISBN 978-1-621480-28-0

In addition to writing The Threefold Social Order, in which he presented his ideas for social renewal, Steiner also gave lecture courses on the topic that year, including:

  • Conscious Society: Anthroposophy and the Social Question (CW 189)
  • Impulses of the Past and Future in Social Events (CW 190)
  • Spiritual–Scientific Treatment of Social and Pedagogical Questions (CW 192)
  • The Esoteric Aspect of the Social Question (CW 193)
  • The Social Question (CW 328)

By others

  • “Rudolf Steiner and Social Reform – Threefolding and other proposals.” By Richard Masters [2022]  ISBN 978-1-85584-598-5
  • “Shaping Globalization – Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding.” By Nicanor Perlas. [2000]  ISBN 971-92233-0-8


Community Notices

Contributions invited.

Posted: Thu 18 Jan 2024