Seelenkalendar I

“Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ First Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translations into English and Swedish. —Osterstimmung— Wenn aus den Weltenweiten Die Sonne spricht zum Menschensinn Und Freude aus den Seelentiefen Dem Licht sich eint im Schauen, Dann ziehen aus…

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…

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 X

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Tenth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Zu sommerlichen Höhen Erhebt der Sonne leuchtend Wesen sich; Es nimmt mein menschlich Fühlen In seine Raumesweiten mit. Erahnend regt im Innern sich Empfindung, dumpf…

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,…

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…

Calendar of the Soul V

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Fifth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Im Lichte, das aus Geistestiefen Im Raume fruchtbar webend Der Götter Schaffen offenbart: In ihm erscheint der Seele Wesen Geweitet zu dem Weltensein Und auferstanden…

Calendar of the Soul IV

SEELENKALENDAR “Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year ∇ Fourth Week of the Year ∆ Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English. Ich fühle Wesen meines Wesens: So spricht Empfindung, Die in der sonnerhellten Welt Mit Lichtesfluten sich vereint; Sie will dem Denken Zur Klarheit Wärme schenken….