Rilke’s “Requiem For a Friend”

Rainer Maria Rilke's "Requiem for a Friend" as translated from the German by Stephen Mitchell Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) wrote "Requiem For a Friend" as a tribute to his good friend, the painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907), who suddenly died eighteen days after giving birth to her first child. Rilke wrote it over two haunted nights … Continue reading Rilke’s “Requiem For a Friend”

Introduction to Boehme’s Threefold Life of Man. By George W. Allen

Introduction to Boehme's Threefold Life of Man. By George W. Allen "There is a way, a wisdom, an operation which, taken, searched out and attempted, will lead him, teach him and form him so that he will not only reach the eternal (which all must do), but reach it to find himself in rightful relation … Continue reading Introduction to Boehme’s Threefold Life of Man. By George W. Allen

Two Levels of Love – Mars-Venus and Uranus-Neptune by Dane Rudhyar | Rudhyar Archival Project | Astrological Articles

That Neptune-pervaded love is not a feeling of (as ordinarily meant) compassion for whatever experiences suffering or deprivation. This love is an act of transfiguration, a flow of light, a song of tenderness; it is mother love as well as lover love, for it seeks to hold everything — and, of course, more particularly, the … Continue reading Two Levels of Love – Mars-Venus and Uranus-Neptune by Dane Rudhyar | Rudhyar Archival Project | Astrological Articles

The Opposite of Love Is Power… Not Hatred – C.G. Jung | Dr. Peter Milhado

By Peter Milhado PHD on March 9, 2014   There are two kinds of suffering.  Suffering imposed on us by the outside and suffering created by ourselves.  All we can do with suffering imposed by the outside is share it in the human family and show compassion, love and empathy for those who’ve been hurt.  … Continue reading The Opposite of Love Is Power… Not Hatred – C.G. Jung | Dr. Peter Milhado

The use of Nature imagery in the works of Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca In his Ode to Walt Whitman, Lorca asks "Whose perfect voice will sing the truths of wheat?" Throughout the poem, he is lamenting the absence of men of the calibre of the "lovely Walt Whitman".  The truths of wheat...  Federico Garcia Lorca uses symbolic, nature imagery throughout his work. Whilst addressing sexuality … Continue reading The use of Nature imagery in the works of Federico Garcia Lorca

Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome

Rainer Maria Rilke To Lou Andreas-Salome I held myself too open, I forgot that outside not just things exist and animals fully at ease in themselves, whose eyes reach from their lives' roundedness no differently than portraits do from frames; forgot that I with all I did incessantly crammed looks into myself; looks, opinion, curiosity. … Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome

Dafydd Ap Gwilym – The Nightingale of Dyfed

My lifeless fine leader, Deira's pursuer (the cascade of tears is ceaseless), my advocate, why did you leave me, my gold-giving friend, my mute stag? ~from Elegy for Llywelyn ap Gwilym, by Dafydd ap Gwilym Dafydd ap Gwilym was described by his fellow-poet Madog Benfras as Eos Dyfed, "the nightingale of Dyfed". Dafydd was born … Continue reading Dafydd Ap Gwilym – The Nightingale of Dyfed

Duty Surviving Self-Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Duty Surviving Self-Love Unchanged within, to see all changed without, Is a blank lot and hard to bear, no doubt. Yet why at others’ wanings should’st thou fret? Then only might’st thou feel a just regret, Hadst thou withheld thy love or hid thy light In selfish forethought of neglect and slight. O wiselier then, … Continue reading Duty Surviving Self-Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge