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  • Title: Chapter: About the Author, the People, and the Background of this Book
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    • appeared under the title Wahrheit und Wissenschaft,
    • mental vigor required to carry on a life of such broad, constant activity is
    • The period covered by the lives of the men whose ideas are discussed in this
    • changes in human thinking took place in these four hundred years. The world of
    • only recall that to the medieval mind the word reality referred
    • change that occurred at the dawn of the modern world.
    • mountains, and to climb them would have required a daring inconceivable to
    • All seems to have gone well until at the summit Petrarch discovered that the
    • As men of the Middle Ages believed the mountains to be sacred, so they also
    • Counter-Reformation. Finally, as the four centuries covered by the lives of
    • the men considered in this book drew to a close, strong national states
    • From the foregoing can be seen that the period covered by the lives of these
    • earthly things was considered too great if, for example, it would enhance
    • in Germany. The one hundred and sixteen years of Hohenstaufen rule
    • Frederick II, considered the most brilliant of all German kings. He was a
    • Crowned at Aix-la-Chapelle in July, 1215, Frederick combined the traditional
    • At about the age of fifteen, around the year 1275, Eckhart entered the
    • charming title, Daz sint die rede der unterscheidunge, die der Vicarius von
    • Düringen, der prior von Erfort, bruoder Eckehart predier ordens mit
    • solichen kinden hete, diu in dirre rede frâgten vil dinges, dô sie
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  • Title: Chapter: Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus
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    • and there entered the services of rich and noble personages, at whose disposal
    • describe the services he rendered as not always above reproach, if it is
    • said that he acquired money under the pretext of being adept in secret arts,
    • considered to be indubitable in his time. But we do this today also with regard
    • to what is nowadays considered “factual.” Or is one to believe that
    • the “fact” that the earth is round had once been discovered, all
    • round compared to all previous suppositions concerning its shape. Nevertheless
    • not a matter of what they considered to be a “fact,” but of the
    • considered it to be immature. Further evidence of this is given in his work,
    • Paracelsus. They are therefore better considered in connection with the
    • the old investigators who at the time were considered authorities, as for
    • natural foundation of existence, a connection which is obscured by the
    • are products of our natural foundation which are obscured by the brighter
    • drama, which ends with a shot fired in a duel, or when I have palpitations
    • interrelationship between beings in nature that is obscured by the higher
    • the course of time man has acquired for himself in intercourse with his
    • and of characteristics acquired through adaptation emerge from the
    • sense the soul is therefore also an acquired characteristic of the
  • Title: Chapter: Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa
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    • Tycho Brahe, still relied a hundred years later when he flung the following
    • them which can be measured and counted. This is as decidedly wrong as is
    • require that everything which cannot be measured and counted, is to be
    • what he considered to be a mere image, he would have seen that the spiritual
    • to its external import, without the consciousness of how it was acquired. It
    • produced at an earlier stage of human spiritual life, and declared it to be
    • the development of Scholasticism therefore, all those ideas had disappeared from
    • by saying: They were inspired by the content of the teachings of the Church,
    • view in which God appeared to me as the highest unity of all contrasts.” To
    • predecessors are involved in this inspiration. In his way of thinking one
    • not-knowing” is prefigured in a certain way in these writings. Here we
    • Scholastic view declared knowledge to be incapable of such a development, and
    • the Scholastics had declared to be unattainable for cognition.
    • live in what has been acquired. The second kind of cognition develops
    • spirit? It is knowledge that speaks, the knowledge I have acquired about the
    • immediacy. But I have acquired this knowledge from things and from myself,
    • therefore it is required that man should not add anything to the things of
    • communicates to us a phenomenon of light, a color. We say that a body emits red
    • light when, by the mediation of our eye, we have the sensation “red.”
    • the external influence by which it is caused, it can be considered as a
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  • Title: Chapter: Epilogue
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    • Almost two and a half centuries have passed since Angelus Silesius gathered
    • that concerning the natural origin of man, was answered in the nineteenth
    • being, and has endeavored to grasp in thought the external, sensory existence
    • “facts” discovered by natural science without further ado. I myself
  • Title: Chapter: The Friendship with God
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    • transferred “purely” spiritual forces into nature. He would not have spoken
    • that the meaning of life appeared before his eyes. Man finds himself to be
    • in whom the one who entered into relations with Tauler is said to be
    • Mysticism) has endeavored with many reasons to support this existence, the
    • Der gefangene Ritter, The Captured Knight, 1349;
    • occurred in him. Here Tauler's personality is no longer in question, but
    • acquired in a life which, when it approached this knowledge, was already
    • Frankfurter:” “This booklet the omnipotent, eternal God has uttered through
    • I, in Me and the like, then God is hindered, so that He cannot, pure and
    • to the author of these sentences too it must be considered that the
    • is I who suffered bitter death in order to bring you back to life! Here I
    • compares it with the mystical endeavors of Gerson, whose predecessors were
    • considered all who, on the basis of an unconsidered intellectual judgment,
  • Title: Chapter: Giordano Bruno and Angelus Silesius
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    • earth which appeared to man as being different, he could now attribute only
    • Bruno (1548–1600). The senses have conquered the spatial universe
    • And in his many wanderings about Europe, Giordano Bruno appeared at various
    • prepared shine once more in a great spiritual harmony, Johann Scheffler,
    • called Angelus Silesius (1624–1677) appeared in the seventeenth century.
    • Ingenious Aphorisms in Rhymes, as though gathered in a spiritual focus and
    • nothing is earlier, and nothing is later; space and time have disappeared in
    • surmounted. This universal spirit appears to be so poured out into things, to
    • “outside and inside,” “nature and spirit,” has disappeared,
    • shall be wholly free and unfettered.” — “When my will is
  • Title: Chapter: Introduction
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    • leave others uncensored: although it is, I say, used in human life with respect
    • therefore existence in its own form has actually disappeared ... This sense
    • mental content is required which I must already have acquired when I
    • perceive the flying stone. I thus use a mental content already stored within
    • it, has disappeared in the activity of the self-suspension of the separate
    • The conformity to laws, the motives of willing, now no longer predominate
    • is inspired in each one of its parts by self-observation is free. And
  • Title: Chapter: Meister Eckhart
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    • Eckhart. He considered himself to be as much in harmony with the teachings
    • required by the five senses; and the interior does not turn to the five
    • understood to mean that the soul in its individual character is declared to
  • Title: Preface: Preface to the First Edition, 1901
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    • would not yet have dared to comply with such a wish. This must not be taken to
    • I have acquired this familiarity, do I dare to speak in the way which one
    • considered a fool by the judicious.
    • appeared I was in need of being judged like the
    • judgments of a credulous materialist may be. I would only like, so that no
  • Title: Preface: Preface to the 1923 Edition
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    • but only to answer this question. The publications which have appeared on this
    • here, this disposition of soul was connected, has almost disappeared. Its
  • Title: Chapter: Valentin Weigel and Jacob Boehme
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    • breathe the spirit of the higher cognition he advocated. A kindred thinker
    • the ascent to the ideal. Weigel quietly and modestly administered his
    • encountered in the thinking of Nicolas of Cusa. In his way Weigel has
    • let the knowledge acquired by him be reborn on a higher level, but is deceived
    • summit of a mountain, above where great red stones seem to close the
    • life is poured into this multiplicity of parts, so is the primordial essence
    • poured into the diversity of the things of this world. Just as it is true that

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