This essay collection pertains to imagination, thinking and thought, philosophical perspectives, nature and the mind; and their connection to meaning in life. Several essays focus on Coleridge, Goethe, and Steiner and anthroposophy.
It [the evolution of human consciousness] is rather as if a musical instrument, which was being played on . . . an Aeolian harp perhaps, played on by nature herself . . . fell silent for a while. And then, after an interval, when it began to sound again, it was no longer merely an instrument, but had become aware of itself as such . . . and could itself take part in the playing of itself.
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