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Saturday, May 21, 2011
“The man who lives his life artistically has his brain in his heart.”—Oscar Wilde
Consider three different people’s thoughts on the subject of heart thinking. First; Dr. Paul Pearsall, American author of sixteen best selling self-help books says, “We're a brain culture as distinct from a heart culture. We want to quantify everything. If we can't weigh it and measure it objectively, it simply doesn't exist for us. The Hawaiians have always believed that it is through the heart that we know the truth. For them, the heart is as sentient as the brain. We find this same belief with the Hopi Indians in New Mexico, and with the Chinese; within many cultures the heart chakra is the key to healing."1...
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Rudolf Steiner, Boiler House 1913-15, Dornach Switzerland
Today architectural design is passing through a phase of transition and change that offers possibilities that have not existed since the early twentieth century for openness to anthroposophical work in architecture. Organic, irregular, sculptural forms are once again appearing on and as contemporary buildings. How can we bring anthroposophical architecture into the contemporary dialogue?...
This essay was originally published in the Art Section Newsletter No. 17 (Fall/Winter 2001).