Re: Verse Inspired By Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy of Freedom.
In a foundational work it is important to note the fact that it
represents just that; a basis for all that is to be built upon it.
Thus, the structure of spiritual science has the PoF as its
foundation. Ance once the foundation is created and its form set,
then the edifice can be built in order to begin to house what the
foundation existed for in the first place.
Steiner extended the PoF with works designed quite specifically to
build the house into a mansion; first with the book Theosophy, which
was a rewrite of PoF for the theosophical group that formed in
Germany, and then further extended into the book, Occult Science: An
Outline, which added the central material of cosmic evolution to its
content. And the first chapter represents a furtherance of the PoF
in its final realization. Entitled, "The Character of Occult
Science", it could reasonably be appended to this foundational book
in order to make all the sense in the world.
And I think that would make all the difference. Of course, it adds
the element of responsibility, and that means caring enough to
engage the whole process in the endeavor of building the house. But
hey, do you want a slab of concerete, or something you can sit down
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tom" <fairoakspof@...> wrote:
> Anthroposophy Friends,
> Clifford Monks has spent many years in the study and teaching of
> Steiner's foundation book The Philosophy of Freedom. He regularly
> submits verses to philosophyoffreedom.com
> <http://www.philosophyoffreedom.com/index.php> . This verse is
> the book and the author. I hope you enjoy it. -Tom Last
> The Author
> Straight he went to Eden's door
> And he was welcomed in,
> A mighty yet humble traveller
> Now defeating the wages of sin.
> And past the old tree now withering
> To the Tree of Life he went,
> And gladly the branches bearing its fruit
> Down to the traveller bent.
> He plucked the fruit, and angel voices
> Sang the hymn of creation's story
> And the traveler who was, on the Tree of Man
> Purest fruit of its own flowering glory,
> Who ate now the fruit, then bearing the core
> Straight out he went from Eden
> And planted the seeds in a book he wrote
> Called "The Philosophy of Freedom."