The New Copernicanism

The threefold relationship between truth, knowledge, and reality is a question at the very heart of philosophy and science. Theoria-press shares the essential concern of these disciplines. To approach this relationship from diverse perspectives has been the motive behind many prior investigations undertaken at Theoria-press, and the same also impels the present consideration. Every soul…

Calendar of the Soul IX

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Ninth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit Erfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündend Mir Geist und Seelenwesen; Im Licht mich zu verlieren Gebietet mir das Geistesschauen, Und kraftvoll kündet Ahnung mir: Verliere…

Latent Order and “The Advancement of Learning”

Among the characteristically mystical dicta of Heraclitus which scholars have preserved through the millennia, one may discover the following fragment recorded by the Roman theologian Hippolytus in the third century: Latent order is the master of obvious order. According to the nature of experience in the most basic sense, our knowledge will be the measure…

Calendar of the Soul VIII

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Eighth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Es wächst der Sinne Macht Im Bunde mit der Götter Schaffen, Sie drückt des Denkens Kraft Zur Traumes Dumpfheit mir herab. Wenn göttlich Wesen Sich…

Calendar of the Soul VII

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Seventh Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Mein Selbst, es drohet zu entfliehen, Vom Weltenlichte mächtig angezogen. Nun trete du mein Ahnen In deine Rechte kräftig ein, Ersetze mir des Denkens Macht,…

Reading the World-Word & intellectio divina

In all of your rambling, though you travel every path, you will never reach the boundaries of the soul, so great is its Lógos. When Heraclitus issues the characteristically inspired dictum above, he lends his voice to the Lógos whose order it is that this pre-Socratic Ephesian should be amongst the first to declare it….

Calendar of the Soul VI

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Sixth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Es ist erstanden aus der Eigenheit Mein Selbst und findet sich Als Weltenoffenbarung In Zeit- und Raumeskräften; Die Welt, sie zeigt mir überall Als Göttlich…