THE HAND THAT GUIDES…
…Can pick up a thing,
a train of thought, say,
a way of life…
after years of apparent neglect,
Had that song ever stopped,
even, or did we step out,
for a cycle,
a reel, or two, or three…
and then again jump in with renewed vigour?
You have the hands of a musician.
You have the limbs and feet of a dancer.
You possess a spiritual soul.
Slivers of Sǿren
Testaments to Truth
In his relatively short literary career, Danish philosopher, Sǿren Kierkegaard, challenged the religious orthodoxy of his age with a series of exquisitely penned philosophical works which he placed before the reading public under a plethora of different aliases.
All these writings addressed the spiritual concerns of his age and, on a broader note, questioned just what it means to be human. Losing the ability to think for ourselves, and to question the decisions of a ruling elite, for Kierkegaard, was a prelude to surrendering our very freedom as a people.
Recognising alarming parallels with our own times, and taking Kierkegaard’s classic, Fear and Trembling as a start, author and essayist, Stuart France, heads straight to the heart of the Jewish and Christian spiritual traditions with this poetic foray into high ideas…
The quality of story is not strained.
The Western Mystery Tradition may never be the same again!