Videos

The Castle Siebeneichen / Where Novalis Wrote “Hymns to the Night,” “Heinrich von Ofterdingen,” & Other Works

  Easter, 2024 Dear Friends, On May 2, 2021, Section friends and members celebrated the 249th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich von Hardenberg, the poet Novalis, by taking a virtual tour of the Castle Siebeneichen.      A Journey to Dresden The...

“Ghost Modernism” / Initiation, Shamanism, & Soul Recovery

"Fastnacht Celebrant" / Photo by Bertram Mouton   "Along with the feeling of dread for the advent of modernity . . . another important aspect of the modernist attitude -- perhaps the most important aspect for our purposes –  is a turn to mythology and the deep...

Introduction to Novalis

Artwork: "Blue Flower 1" by Marion Donehower (Visual Arts Section)   "Dude! Why Should I Care About Novalis?"   A (very) Brief Introduction  To the Poet Hailed Repeatedly by Rudolf Steiner As the "Herald of Anthroposophy"     Novalis is the only...

“Steps Toward a Poetry of Knowing” / Part Two

Artwork: "Toward Solstice" by unknown artist; private collection     It's Advent, and that’s the time of year when I typically look back over past months and settle a few items on the “To Do” list. One of those items is “Rudolf Steiner’s First Address.” If...