Dear Dr Starman
I first had mixed feelings about the verse ritual, but this first reading my
attention was drawn to the light going into those human hearts. I thought no
more of it only that it sounded like - reefing to - the light going into the
darkness of the beginning of John gospel.
Reading the lecture, the passage " These people also observed things around
them, but the important thing is this, that the feelings of our hearts and
souls participate in what we observe, that we consider a ting of greater or
of less importance, according to what we are able to discern in it." Then
Steiner speaks of the speaking creatures, and make its point about the lily
of the valley and its seed and concludes: "in this introductory lecture
today I wished to picture to you, in simple words, more from the standpoint
of feeling and of inward sensing,». "after having entered into the soul mood
which existed when these words were first heard, we shall be much better
able to enter into the deep meaning which lies at the foundation of this
May he lives in the hearts, in the inmost souls.