One Desire

Submitted by Olga on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 2:16am.

This poem is written by a 14 years old girl:

One Desire

I am hugging warm blankets,

While there are people out there, freezing to death

I am resting my head on a soft pillow,

While some lay back on stony-hard rocks, trying to forget


Trying to forget the home they lost

Or the hunger that just won’t leave

Trying to imagine a beautiful world where

They wouldn’t just offer their kindness,

But also receive


And while I press “play”,

While I listen to yet another perfectly toned voice

Somewhere miles away,

Gunshots pierce the silence

And yet another innocent soul leaves their loved ones without a choice


While I talk and laugh and shop

A baby burns in an explosion’s everlasting fire

While I weigh myself critically or brush my hair,

People out there have only one desire:

To live.

Why not let them?





You can find her book here:

German Source Comparison - Chapter 3

Submitted by Tom Last on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 12:21pm.

Part I Chapter Titles

Submitted by Tom Last on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:31am.

Here are some short title suggestions. A new title for Chapter 7 is an interesting challenge because the chapter examines what we consider to be real or not real.

New Title Suggestions

1. Conscious Human Action
2. The Desire For Scientific Knowledge
3. Thought As The Basis For Understanding The World
4. The World As Perception
5. Cognizing The World
6. Human Individuality
7. Are there Limits To Cognition?

Response to Chapter 2 second draft UPDATE

Submitted by Tom Last on Sat, 03/06/2010 - 1:27pm.

„Czas nadszedł!”

Submitted by Olga on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 7:09am.

Tymi słowami z Baśni o Zielonym Wężu i Pięknej Lilii Goethe wzywa nas do przebudzenia.

New Web Version of Chapter 1

Submitted by Tom Last on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 1:15pm.

This is a revised chapter 1 for the Study Course for reading on the web. It is a different project from the hard copy version, but the extra thought will improve both. The only 1918 Steiner revision kept was in the opening sentence, adding 'natural laws'.  It was edited to simpler American English and for the web reader with more paragraph breaks.

I am finding out that the 1918 revisions are turning out to have been long time stumbling blocks to reading comprehension. This must be because you usually need a belief in theosophy for them to make sense, like adding 'spiritual' freedom to the opening sentence. What is that supposed to be? I will do chapter 2 next.


Introspection and the Phases of Life

Submitted by John Ralph on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 3:42am.

Rozdział 2: Fundamentalne dążenie ku poznaniu

Submitted by Olga on Sat, 02/13/2010 - 12:51pm.


“Dwie dusze żyją w piersi mej