Verse for America

May our feeling penetrate

into the center of our heart,

and seek, in love, to unite itself

with the human beings seeking the same goal,

with the spirit beings who — bearing grace,

strengthening us from realms of light

and illuminating our love —

are gazing down upon

our earnest, heartfelt striving.

~ Rudolf Steiner, 1923


“We must eradicate from the soul all fear and terror of what comes towards us out of the future. We must acquire serenity in all feelings and sensibilities concerning the future. We must look forward with absolute equanimity to all that may come, and we must think only that whatever comes is given to us by a world direction full of wisdom.

It is part of what we must learn in this age, namely, to live out of pure trust, without any security in existence; trust in the ever-present help of the spiritual world. Truly nothing else will do if our courage is not to fail us. Let us discipline our will, and let us seek the awakening from within ourselves. .”

~ Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner’s Goetheanum a “Philosophical Masterpiece”


The UK website Wallpaper* (which covers architecture, art, design, and more) has a concise appreciation: “Rudolf Steiner’s Goetheanum in Switzerland is a philosophical masterpiece.”

One of the largest reinforced concrete buildings of its time, the Goetheanum has an enigmatic design that combines the charismatic volume of Gaudí, with the zeal of an Orthodox onion dome and the command of a Brutalist masterpiece …

Steiner applied Goethe’s laws of metamorphosis to architecture, designing each part of the building as a cog in the greater machine with a greater purpose: colonnaded corridors circulate the main auditorium like devoted veins transmitting information into the heart of the vessel and cavernous staircases peel out like organ pipes sculpting the movement of sound …

There are a number of fine photographs by François Coquerel. Read more here.