Calendar of the Soul XXVII

SEELENKALENDER “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Twenty-seventh Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. In meines Wesens Tiefen dringen: Erregt ein ahnungsvolles Sehnen, Daß ich mich selbstbetrachtend finde, Als Sommersonnengabe, die als Keim In Herbstesstimmung wärmend lebt Als meiner…

Towards a Science of Archetypes

“Where no gods are, spectres rule.” —Novalis Characteristic of the ontology general to the modern scientific worldview is a reduction of its conception of reality to one of pure quantity. As a methodology, modeling the world according to its measurable aspects has demonstrated incontrovertible utility. Nevertheless, likely enthused by the success of such model, the…

Calendar of the Soul XXVI

SEELENKALENDER “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Twenty-sixth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Natur, dein mütterliches Sein, Ich trage es in meinem Willenswesen; Und meines Willens Feuermacht, Sie stählet meines Geistes Triebe, Daß sie gebären Selbstgefühl Zu tragen…

The Speculative Theodyssey of A. N. Whitehead: (3) Metaphysics

In the previous posts, we attempted to penetrate such initially obtuse concepts as prehension, actual occasion, eternal object, ingression, concrescence, and God in his consequent and primordial nature. With the modicum of acquaintance we may have gained with these several players, we may now proceed to investigate that manner by which they collaborate, through prehensile…

The Speculative Theodyssey of A. N. Whitehead: (2) Epistemology

We will recapitulate the quote from A. N. Whitehead that we concluded the first part of this consideration withal: Let us…assume that each entity, of whatever type, essentially involves its own connection with the universe of other things. This connection can be viewed as being what the universe is for that entity either in the…

Calendar of the Soul XXV

SEELENKALENDER “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Twenty-fifth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Ich darf nun mir gehören Und leuchtend breiten Innenlicht In Raumes- und in Zeitenfinsternis. Zum Schlafe drängt natürlich Wesen, Der Seele Tiefen sollen wachen Und…

Calendar of the Soul XXIV

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Twenty-fourth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Sich selbst erschaffend stets, Wird Seelensein sich selbst gewahr; Der Weltengeist, er strebet fort In Selbsterkenntnis neu belebt Und schafft aus Seelenfinsternis Des Selbstsinns Willensfrucht….

Calendar of the Soul XXIII

SEELENKALENDER “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Twenty-third Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Es dämpfet herbstlich sich Der Sinne Reizesstreben; In Lichtesoffenbarung mischen Der Nebel dumpfe Schleier sich. Ich selber schau in Raumesweiten Des Herbstes Winterschlaf. Der Sommer…