The Wandering and Watercolours of Hermann Hesse

“This wind, into which I am climbing, is fragrant of beyonds and distances, of watersheds and foreign languages, of mountains and southern places. It is full of promise.” ― Hermann Hesse, Wandering I was very lucky yesterday, while mooching through piles of 2nd hand books at a Spanish fleamarket,  to spy and purchase a copy … Continue reading The Wandering and Watercolours of Hermann Hesse

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Huxley, Hesse and The Cybernetic Society By Timothy Leary and Eric Gullichsen

An excerpt from Timothy Leary and Eric Gullichsen’s unpublished book The Cybernetic Society, written in 1987. "Up here in the Electronic ’80s we can appreciate what Hesse did, back down there (1931-1942). At the very pinnacle of the smokestack mechanical age Hermann forecast with astonishing accuracy a certain post-industrial device for converting thoughts to digital … Continue reading Huxley, Hesse and The Cybernetic Society By Timothy Leary and Eric Gullichsen

The Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game Taken from http://www.glassbeadgame.com/ WHAT IS THE GLASS BEAD GAME? Herman Hesse's Nobel Prize Winning Novel, The Glass Bead Game lays the foundations for an Artistic/Conceptual Game, which integrates all fields of Human and Cosmic Knowledge through forms of Organic Universal Symbolism, expressed by its players with the Dynamic Fluidity of Music. … Continue reading The Glass Bead Game

The Psychology of C.G. Jung in the Works of Hermann Hesse

The Psychology of C.G. Jung in the Works of Hermann Hesse by Emanuel Maier "While the ideas of Dr. Jung have had profound influence upon the creative work of Hermann Hesse, other influences are not thereby excluded. Other dissertations might wish to examine the influence of Ludwig Klages,8 Sigmund Freud, or Oriental philosophy, or of … Continue reading The Psychology of C.G. Jung in the Works of Hermann Hesse

Undisturbed by multiplicity

"We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in … Continue reading Undisturbed by multiplicity

Steppenwolf: “The Genius of Suffering” by Hassan M. Malik

Steppenwolf: “The Genius of Suffering” by Hassan M. Malik “Like Goethe, a Hesse novel is an integral part of a broader paradigm, which reflects the author’s maturing thought, morals, and ideas at that particular point in his life. Hesse wrote Steppenwolf when he was about fifty years old. His health was on a decline, and … Continue reading Steppenwolf: “The Genius of Suffering” by Hassan M. Malik