THE SEVEN-FOLD COLUMNS OF THE FIRST GOETHEANUM
A Hexameter by Katherine Rudolph
There is a sequence of sound –
engraved in the first Goetheanum.
Hear, as the interval’s ring, –
‘mankind will inherit the
Columns, that carry and hold –
metamorphosis, meaning, and structure;
Manifest changes in world -
evolution, from Saturn to Venus.
Flow and develop the seed – to
fruition, forever in motion!
DAS ES - IT – Saturn – Prime – U – (German, as in
Resting, as seed in its sounding – the
Prime knows a mystery hidden
Deep in the realm of the source – like
Saturn, it calls for completion.
AN ES - ON IT- SUN – Second – O
Yes, on the path it awakens –
develops from primary grounding.
Just as the root and the seedling – stretch
out of the brown earth in wonder,
So out of oneness emerges - the
second, the Sun evolution;
Freely, it rings out the Quest – in its
quickening pulse’s vibration.
IN ES – IN IT – Moon – Third – AH
Widening more into movement – it
reaches the Third’s inner swinging.
Leaf after leaf lives in nature – the
seedling is gaining effulgence.
Moon-like is intimate selfhood - in
harmony with its own feeling;
ICH – I – Mars – Fourth – OE – (German, as in ‘hurt’)
Venturing in it grows smaller – and
hardens to dwarf-like proportions.
Finally touching itself – does the
Fourth pull its forces together,
As it turns inside out, – to orient
and to refashion.
Mars-like, its testing of strength, – for
the trial that is bound to be coming.
Closed, as a bud, yet it gathers -
momentum to jump up much higher!
VOM ICH – FROM THE I – Mercury – Fifth - E – (German, as in
Taking the dare it ascends – to link
up the past to the future
Human evolve to the Fifth –
confront, face to face, new surroundings.
Present age of mankind! – ‘Now
hearken and heal all the bloodshed;
Warfare and strife must be ended –for
here in the earth evolution
Peace must prevail at the last – for
such is the way of
Mercury’s dialogue breathes – it
exhales, heady fragrances forming.
AUS MIR – Out of My Selfhood – Jupiter – Sixth - IU - (German,
as in ‘hue’)
Blossoming into the Sixth – it
longs, in light-aether abounding,
Seeking the fire of fruition – and
keening to know heaven’s answer,
Jupiter’s wisdom will give – all it
has for the deed of becoming.
ICH IN ES – I WITHIN IT – Venus – Seventh - EE – (German, as in
‘Burn in the fire of the spirit’ –
sounds Venus, ‘for love is prevailing!
Sacrifice now to the Septime – and
slough off the dross for the essence.’
New are the seeds, a new future, –
transforming the human entirely!
Mood of the small Cupola – Vulcan – Octave - U – (German,
Enter now into the realm – the small
Cupola rings with the Octave.
Hearken and utter the Word. - Create
in the space that’s provided
Chronicles ringing in sound – are
recorded in colour and measure.
Vulcan will crown the creation – for the
Octave transcends to the Godhead.
(See:Das Farbenwort,Hilde Raske, Freies