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- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Introduction
- of the soul during initiation; or in other words, the psychic development
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Prelude
- Now, children, go to your rooms and think over the words we have
- word and in all their conduct. Nor do I wish to call your attention
- Possibly my words sound harsh to you. But our friendship demands
- I understand your words indeed, but they merely show me that you
- We must indeed remain friends. (While these last words are
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 1
- Aye, after many of the speakers' words,
- It floweth forth in speech, and in these words
- Ah, when the words and speech of many men
- In words, that hearts might grasp and trembling feel.
- More potent than the ripest form of words,
- The strength of e'en the very best of words.
- These words create the actual powers of life,
- With every one of thy last spoken words:
- That words, which are, in seeming only, clear,
- She ever will give heed to words that speak
- With many words, and what thou now hast told
- Receive the word of Spirit readily,
- Food for his spirit in such learned words
- From which strange words are sounding in mine ears.
- Can hear the words it speaks, which thus resound —
- The gospel-words My messengers did bring
- Is it not possible that from his words
- Her words of any consequence or weight:
- Nor could aught else, but human words alone
- Those words rang true indeed
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- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 2
- These words of weighty import all around.
- So in the kernel of these words there lies,
- And all the world besides live in these words:
- These words ring forth: ‘Know thou thyself, O man.’
- Ye cruel words, ‘Know thou thyself, O man.’
- Those words, that once with elemental force
- They are the fruitage of these very words:
- Blind through these words: ‘Know thou thyself, O man.’
- When Benedictus' words, instead of light,
- What Benedictus' words at first aroused
- By wisdom stored within these living words:
- and rocks the words resound:)
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 3
- I bring to thee this child who needs some word
- Thou shalt come unto me to hear the word
- With strength from these few words: ‘The powers of light
- And soon did learn full many a beauteous word
- Kindle the full power of thy soul with words
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 4
- Thrill in my heart. I will translate in words
- To human dreamers words of hope like these
- But in mine aged heart thy words fall dead
- Ye well can see, how little your bold words
- Lady, I like thy words, and I would fain
- Your words do sound incomprehensible.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 5
- My words proceed from mine own mouth alone,
- Nor are my words the revelation
- So must ye also to my words give ear
- What ye have set forth in such beauteous words.
- I gather, brother Felix, from thy words,
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 6
- They found their soul's awakening in thy words
- The strength that lent unto his words their fire.
- Full often with thy words. Inspire then now
- But these two beings' words fell on deaf ears;
- Dost parody my words in his own way
- To speak as well where men can hear my words.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 7
- The sound too of their words
- Who listens with devotion to the words
- Proceeding from his mouth; which words I hear,
- At this man's words. I hear their mad wild cries:
- He tells of Christ; and as his words flow on
- And blessedness streamed from his every word,
- And at his words it seemed to me as though,
- On you through these my lips this Word of strength: —
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 8
- Words that were wrenched with pain from out my soul.
- A single word of all those spoken near.
- And noble fire did ring in all thy words.
- And e'en his noble warmth of words doth stream
- Those ancient words of wisdom: ‘Know thyself,’
- And truly do these words of wisdom speak —
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 9
- Which doth give truth unto these words, whereby
- Through these same words: ‘O man, feel thou thyself.’
- Which can give truth unto these selfsame words:
- Where'er these words of power do follow me.
- Oh hopeful words, ye stream forth strength to me
- Yea, all the might of these words will I feel,
- Of these same words: O man, feel thou thyself.
- Of these same words: O man, feel thou thyself.
- Lies in these words: O man, feel thou thyself.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 10
- Which quickening words give strength invincible.
- How glorious these words of thine do sound!
- Ye words, sublime and grand! Ye surely must
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Portal of Initiation: Scene 11
- With graceful words, the content of thy speech,
- Which thy words should have exercised on them.
- To gift my words, which painted but the past,
- And I can hear the words, which do proceed
- My friend, trust thou thyself! These very words,
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 1
- Thus is portrayed in words of import grave
- Than do the Master's words, as strong as fate.
- To form a clear thought-image from the words of
- When I attempt to understand. these words.
- The words which follow, and each several time
- Prepare to change the sense of many words
- In human life. Mere words of comfort now
- Were nothing more than clever play on words.
- Caused by thy words, was evident when thou
- Spilled by thy fateful words. Their meaning swept.
- And words of import dark I seemed to hear
- Another meaning hides within my words
- The special virtue of these words is this,
- Nor are my words designed to hinder thee
- I feel his words at work within myself.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 2
- Must utterance give to sacrilegious words —
- I know that if thou dost but speak the word
- To change the words unto thine ear addressed.
- The word that bans all doubts for evermore:
- Although thy words just spoken fall on me
- To plumb the depth of meaning in thy words.
- To which thy words lend added power, how far
- A meaning into words from spirit-lands.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 3
- And ever through my spirit ring her words
- I feel the power that dwells within these words
- What meant my friend? Her words did sound so strange.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 5
- And men deny all logic to my words.
- Nought know I of a knowledge lacking words.
- As hath no need to seek for any words;
- Which underlies thy strange mysterious words.
- Thy words come near to causing me alarm,
- The real true meaning in thy words contained.
- The very words which now he spake to thee.
- These were the words the first one spake to him:
- The second also spake these words to him:
- The third one gave her message in these words
- I cannot bear the words my friend just spake
- I cannot, and I will not let the words
- Full oft unto thy words a listening ear.
- But more than any scene thy words disclosed
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 7
- I do not wish my words to make complaint,
- In order to remind you with grave words
- And hear his words, as in the life of sense
- He speaks of spirit-worlds in just such words
- I place reliance in our master's words.
- That only when defeated, sword in hand,
- Between us there is no more need of words.
- My spirit ear was open to thy words.
- And think their action sanctioned by the words
- Yet do they not imagine that these words
- But no, such words shall not be thought by me —,
- The meaning of his words, so dark to me.
- If thou wilt let the words which once I spake
- That lives within those words upon those planes
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 8
- Thou didst send word thou wouldst have speech with me.
- Thy words have not yet made it clear to me
- None else in these parts knows a word of them.
- My word thereon. I mean no harm to thee;
- In words of solemn import I then vowed
- My lord, in very truth these words of thine
- Whilst thou didst paint it in those vivid words;
- Yet but a short time since these weighty words
- Here too I follow out our master's words:
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 9
- Unto the tree the axe did speak these words:
- And when the man had listened to these words
- Which he could not set clearly down in words,
- The learned words which clever people use
- I trembled as I listened to his words.
- To kindle in myself those potent words
- In words of wisdom doth reveal to her.
- And spoke to me. These were the vision's words:
- Nor could I fathom what the words might mean;
- Must yield themselves as captives to his words,
- I hear thy words, dear brother, and they seem
- That these words are the motto of our knights.
- Those evil words, which our opponents take
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 10
- And words resounded from this picture-world,
- ‘And then the cosmic words went on to say:
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 11
- All counsel that might reach him through thy words
- Where may be forged the sword that bids thee flee
- To forge the word of truth into that sword,
- Then thou spak'st words of flattery, intent
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 12
- He knows the words writ in his book of life
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Probation: Scene 13
- Sure revelation's word.
- For which she knows no words of comforting.
- With power the words that from the darkness rise.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Beings and Persons Represented
- the Threshold, conventional angel with a flaming sword.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 1
- It will thro' mystic dim word-portraiture
- Sounds like the words of those poor blinded men,
- Indeed such words as these are full of hope
- He begs to be forgiven any words
- The words just spoken have been wrung from out
- So I, too, beg your leave to speak a word.
- That it is possible to speak such words
- The noble words which Doctor Strader speaks
- But if ye wish to understand their words
- Such words as these might be of use to one
- By secret words, which led them to believe
- Nothing but meaningless and barren words.
- If he was not deceived by these same words
- Our brother's words have made it clear to you,
- The word which here doth secretly sound forth.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 2
- It well might be your words ...
- The Master's word
- The word by which I came to understand
- (The last words run straight on into the
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 3
- He only catches some especial words
- Ah, utter not that word in front of him
- He fain would flee away when that word sounds,
- If so appalling seems that word to thee?
- Who hath not faced the nature of that word.
- 'Tis not by words, but sight, that one doth learn.
- But I command thee not to speak a word
- Any such word would burn me in this place.
- Here words are deeds, and deeds must follow them;
- But what might follow — from such words of thine —
- For where words have an equal power with deeds
- Soon wilt thou hear all this put into words;
- These words are whispered from thyself to him:
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 4
- That not my mind alone hung on thy words,
- And all thy words were in so strange a form;
- Thy words showed clearly that it was advice
- And yet the words that heart from heart unloosed,
- And when thy heart pronounced the fateful word
- in broken words):
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 5
- That streamed so warmly through her every word.
- And yet some word will often bring him back
- And somehow be connected with that word.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 6
- His words are ringing in the spirit here,
- The words which serve to test the souls on Earth?
- Why words which come in Benedictus' book
- Again there come the words which on the Earth
- Where words do not depend on human speech,
- And not his words are echoing.
- But what can be the meaning here of words
- a loud voice, emphasising every word):
- represent the forms of thought corresponding to Lucifer's words.)
- (After these words Lucifer's group is still and the thought-beings
- make forms corresponding to his words. They have grey hair and
- and speak together the words they spoke before with the following
- garb, and after he has spoken a few words Maria joins him, though
- At that one word thou hast a right to use
- And joyous mind of men, the magic word
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 7
- stands in the centre with flaming sword erect. His costume is the
- As once from Lucifer wise words they heard.
- Discern the words which come forth from my soul
- He lets the words which he hath heard from him
- Among the crowd; and I can hear their words;
- Maria, why dost thou suggest such words?
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 8
- And how thy words, e'en as events fell out,
- And this time also were thy words at fault:
- words they speak live in their souls, but they know nothing
- That I can gather from the Temple's words.
- Thou seest I do not flatter with fine words,
- In truth thou didst not flatter with fine words;
- I speak such words as would destroy my life
- In thy rough words there soundeth pain for thee,
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 9
- In reverent mood receive his wisdom's words.
- And when with human words so wise and true
- Which through his words doth reach the heart of man.
- When I had been allowed to hear thy words
- Into those worlds which by thy words are placed
- (During the last words Strader walks up to
- From which thy words had given me release.
- By Benedictus' word within this realm
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: Guardian of the Threshold: Scene 10
- My son, the words man utters in this place
- Was conscious of the working of his words
- And on each word he can impress the seal
- Yet love speaks often with such gentle words,
- Of import deep Capesius spake words
- Just as the writing of the spoken word
- To speak that word henceforth within the shrine
- This word, in its full sense doth seize upon
- The words of him who serves the temple here
- Will stream o'er all the words that in this place
- The sound too of their words,
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 1
- My only guides have been the written words
- And others too, who listen to their words,
- Yet 'tis but natural men should doubt my word.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 2
- Why dost thou shudder at these words of mine?
- and Capesius to speak their next words to themselves.)
- Perhaps thy tongue may speak some word of cheer
- Do spirit forces lose themselves in words.
- Words make one reason o'er what one has seen,
- Their magic words will show thine inward sight
- The words spoken by these figures are accompanied by expressive gestures
- These are the words that still distinctly ring
- (At the word ‘Lucifer’ the Spirit of Johannes'
- Thou riddle-speaking spirit — at thy words
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 3
- I did not think to hear such words from thee.
- Such words might be allowed, who knowledge gains
- In all thy words there rings the mystic mood
- And then I thought it wise; — but not a word
- Conceal dark meanings in transparent words ...
- Do I not feel these words of yours are but
- She slays thy riddle's answer by her words.
- What mean such words as these?
- So now I hear in mine abyss these words
- The sword Capesius doth fashion here,
- Would be for Strader but a shadow sword
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 4
- By word and nature pour themselves through him
- Make strong those words of power which thou dost know,
- To read a certain word in spirit-light
- Whatever else thy words may say to me,
- And this it is must truly forge my sword.
- Will make warmth for thee that thy spirit-sword
- Of Strader, in such tones the words of fate.
- That these words' power will prove of use to him?
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 5
- Thy word awakens unto work and life.
- of a sword; a yellow shape, like the ball of a planet (Venus),
- Thy speech is good. Swift will I seize thy words
- I hear a word which sounds and sounds again.
- the radiance is lacking. Instead of the sword she has a kind
- The three were speaking to me sunshine's words,
- The sunshine's word of power, with which he fed
- Words issue out of circles strange to me,
- The starry writing! this word wakens thoughts,
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 6
- Myself — my very words — from out his mouth
- The word which I direct into thy soul,
- I take thy words to many cosmic spheres,
- How love's word works with the creative word
- The earnest word of Fate, that human souls,
- Such souls hear too the words of thunder clear
- Thy words shall prove a light to thy friend's soul.
- Let then my words grow strong in cosmic light,
- Thou word of love, unto this other soul.
- What flames are those this word of love doth wake?
- (With the last words appears the spirit of Johannes'
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 7
- Through word and deed of sacred priestly rites.
- With spirit, every word and sign of ours;
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 8
- Feel in thyself the sore weight of his words.
- So speaks the guardian of this temple's words.
- Feel in thyself the sore weight of his words.
- So speaks the guardian of this temple's words.
- Feel in thyself the uplift of his words.
- And thine own voice within their words perceive.
- In cosmic words, that speaks from out the flame.
- The cosmic word declares within thyself.
- Declare what can be read from cosmic words!
- To wait the sound of lofty cosmic words.
- O Fate, thou dost sound forth as cosmic word!
- and the Neophyte, are amazed at the words of the Chief Hierophant.)
- Through word and deed of sacred priestly rites.
- translated the word ‘schein’ by ‘glory’ in an
- old English sense; we have here adopted the word semblance.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 9
- Thyself in cosmic light didst speak these words:
- (Immediately after the last words, as if summoned by them,
- Think of the words that I myself did speak
- The Guardian's warning followed thus my words:
- Whereto doth thy word's power now carry me?
- The cosmic word declares within thyself.’
- Who spoke the words my thought brings back to me,
- With mine own words thou callest me to thee.
- Through word and deed of sacred priestly rites.’
- Thou didst not speak this word within that place.
- He spoke a word from out his inmost soul
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 10
- Whereto doth this word's power conduct me now?
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 11
- And yet these words still terrify my soul:
- Oh! how these words do pierce me to the heart!
- Creative strength that flows from mystic words:
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 13
- Whene'er thy words were in the course of life
- My soul hath deeply realized the words
- My friend, I thank thee for these mystic words.
- Like to the very echo of my words
- The opposite of thine own words therein, —
- This can be nothing else than words of mine
- Moreover Strader's final words were these:
- From circles which I know not issue words.
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 14
- There was a power that flamed forth from his words
- Express the spirit-message in such words
- Why is it that these words have never left
- Within those words there sounds the spirit-speech —
- Title: Four Mystery Plays: The Soul's Awakening: Scene 15
- (Exit Nurse. Benedictus reads Strader's last words.)
- And then did I remember thine own words
- There are a few more words, — but I cannot
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