To summerís radiant heights
the sun in shining majesty ascends.
He takes my human heart along with him
into the boundlessness of space.
Deep down and dimly I am made aware
that one day I shall know
a God did feel you then.
In this the sunís most glorious hour, it rests
with me to understand these words of wisdom:
surrendered to the beauty of the world,
feeling myself within my Self, I experience
ĎI lose myself as man and find myself
to be the world I Am.í
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was an Austrian
philosopher, social thinker, architect and esotericist.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, he founded a new spiritual movement, Anthroposophy
, as an esoteric philosophy growing out of European transcendentalism
and with links to Theosophy
. A consistent thread that runs from his earliest philosophical phase through his later spiritual orientation is the goal of demonstrating that there are no essential limits to human knowledge. James Elam
, who translated this piece, is a Steiner adherent and a former U.S. government employee who helped dismantle the Russian nuclear arsenal. He is now retired and living at whim.