Karl Heyer (1888–1964), lawyer and historian, was one of the foremost pupils of Rudolf Steiner.
He was active in the threefold movement of 1919 and out of his experiences wrote a synopsis
of the threefold impulse, from an exoteric and esoteric point of view. This appeared originally
as an appendix in the book Wer ist der deutsche Volksgeist? (not yet translated). Heyer who had
a key conversation with Rudolf Steiner in 1911 and wrote an inspired book on Kaspar Hauser
(not yet translated) had a broad overview of this new social impulse. Heyer’s text, which will be
published as a series in the forthcoming issues, can serve as an excellent, profound introduction
for anyone trying to grasp the relevance of this new social impulse, born of both physical and
spiritual insights. We are very glad that this key text by Heyer is now accessible to our readers in
English translation.
T.H. Meyer

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Translated by Terry Boardman


A Consideration from exoteric and spiritual scientific perspectives

in her introduction: what is public opinion?
I propose to deal with the topic in two parts. The I propose to deal with the topic in two parts. The first will be exoteric and the second will be from a spiritual scientific perspective. I do not want to go about it in an abstract and theoretical way, but rather introduce some symptomatic examples of what one can understand by the term “public opinion”.

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Translated by Terry Boardman


For over a year a powerful wind has been storming across the globe: one demonstration has followed another.  To demonstrate is a human right, a subjective right that is the same for each human being. The concept of human rights proceeds from the idea that all human beings have these equal rights solely on the basis of their human existence and that these rights are universal, inalienable and indivisible. The right to demonstrate proceeds from the rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, to freedom of opinion, the freedom to express that free opinion and the right of assembly. Weiterlesen »