Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Tenth Day

A novena for the dead, nine days of meditative prayer addressed to the departed for the departed: why have I chosen to use that method of prayer? Why pray nine days, no more, no less? Why this method instead of … Continue reading

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Consuming Fire, River of Fire

Live long enough, and we will have plenty of dead friends to remember along the way to our own hour of death. But, as the anonymous author of the Meditations on the Tarot poignantly tells us in his letter on … Continue reading

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The Holy Image: Dogma as Object of Attention

In our day the term dogma has an altogether negative connotation. “Dogma still smells the same,” someone once said, “whether it comes from the podium or the pulpit.” And, however any dogma might give off its aroma, we have the … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart: Rudolf Steiner and the Living Christian Tradition

In my endeavor to unite anthroposophy with the living stream of Christian tradition within myself, what is becoming increasingly important for me is a devotion to the Sacred Heart. This approach will no doubt sound strange to many ears, whether those … Continue reading

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What Is Perfect

“Affairs are now soul-size,” says one of the soldiers in Christopher Fry’s play, A Sleep of Prisoners. I for one certainly feel them to be so. Figuring large for me in these affairs is the ideal of harmonizing within myself the claims of the spiritual … Continue reading

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