The Writing of the Heart, Book I

"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5

On the Path of Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition

Contributors:

  • Richard A. Distasi
  • Petros Pavlos Doumos
  • James Gillen
  • Mark Haberstroh
  • Chantel Kingsbury Howard
  • Martha Keltz
  • DanaĆ« Killian
  • Gotthard Killian
  • Seth Miller
  • DJ Morgan
  • Goffredo Vitti
  • Mark Willan

In view of the increase of natural clairvoyance or spiritual perception in our time a need has arisen for greater awareness and knowledge of the "Path of the Three I's, Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition," described by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) throughout his teaching life. This is a safe middle path between the distorted extremes of 'new age' phenomena and the ever-increasing technological subculture. Yet this path is known to very few. Related to this path is "the thinking of the heart," which is the capacity to distinguish between what is true and what is false in the exchange of spiritual content. The Writing of the Heart delves deeply into definitions of the Three I's, and their recognition in experience, through offering carefully-written communications that convey supersensible perception as well as the responses to these perceptions by the participants of the Brunnen von Christus group. Also included in the book are other subjects discussed on the forum as well as literary contributions.

"...I do regard it as my own personal task to say nothing that is given by the intellect as such but to take things in the way they are directly and immediately given to occult vision. Only afterward are they permeated with the power of understanding. ...We must learn to take a different attitude toward the great riddles and secrets of the cosmos, to approach them...with all the faculties of our soul. Then we shall ourselves become partakers in the whole of human evolution. It will be for us like a fountain of sublime, all-human consciousness. We shall have fullness of soul."
Rudolf Steiner

The Writing of the Heart, Book II is now fully available online as a PDF. See http://www.tcpubs.com/brunnen/steiner...