Beholding the Nature of Reality, by Friedemann SchwarzkopfRudolf Steiner College Press
Contemplation, meditation and healing.The central theme of these essays is: that we can creatively participate in what can be called 'reality-in-becoming.' But to do so requires using our will and strength to sustain and embrace a certain kind of inner tension which surfaces when we find ourselves within the activity of reconciling and integrating the contradictions between the poles of the soul-spiritual and the empirical-sensorial, between idealism and dogmatism, between the arrogance that 'it all depends on us' and a passive belief that our destiny is predetermined-by divine powers or a calculable physical-material course of events. We can witness the sphere in which the manifesting events prepare themselves, we can experience our own witnessing, and within this witnessing we can experience our freedom to change perspectives-with the consequence that different options are offered for our manifesting will, the choice of which can in turn change the quality and direction of the course of events. ?from the PrefaceFriedemann Schwarzkopf (1947?2003) was a longtime student of the work of Rudolf Steiner, especially Biodynamic agriculture, the Goethean approach to science, and Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy of Freedom.