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On this site, from Threshold 2001:
March 2006 Letter to the New York Branch of the Anthroposophical Society
Georg Kühlewind – Gyorgy Szekely
For more than a decade, Georg Kuhlewind has been a frequent lecturer at the New York Branch, and indeed in celebration of his eightieth birthday, became our first "honorary member". Georg has given at least thirty lectures at the Branch, and each one finely crafted, carefully delivered, and sensitively explained. Yet when I think back on this remarkable contribution to our spiritual life here in New York, I recall not only the many gifts that Georg gave to us, but also I recall - The Introductions!
Every time Georg spoke, no matter how well he was known, loved or respected, we honored the form that dictated that "the lecturer is introduced". More than being a way to make sure that newcomers knew who was about to speak to them, these introductions gave those who were close to Georg and his work an opportunity to bring this inner experience into their own words and images, to formulate rather than re-formulate a something uniquely theirs. We heard new stories, profound insights, old jokes in a new light, and on one notable occasion, an extraordinary and original poem!
I enjoyed these introductions immensely (especially if I was not giving one!) and knew that they were as carefully and seriously worked upon as if they were the lecture itself. But besides my delight in these original and inspiring events, I see that this reflects a characteristic gesture of Georg in our world. Georg did not seek to overwhelm his hearers with his own content or inspire imitation or adulation - he inspires us to begin our own original work! Georg was a friend and colleague to us here; this generous gesture grew about naturally through the collaborative relationships that were nurtured as he shared his deepest being in this space.
In the last series of lectures that Georg gave, he emphasized this word "beginning". The gospel of John, so integral to Georg's life, has as its first words "In Beginning..." - in this activity of beginning. He spoke of the human being as the only being that had the ability to truly begin anew, to throw off habits, forms, fears, and take real initiative, real creation. Georg's profound interest in children, in protecting and nurturing their original gifts and powerful responses to this world, is another reflection of his impulse to help us all to truly begin. May we hear this call and have the courage of the child in us to make a strong and heart-felt beginning in the healing of the earth, its people, and each other.
As we experience his loss here in New York, as indeed all over the world, may we be comforted and inspired, because Georg is truly in the midst of his own new beginning, where he is most completely at home.
The following links are courtesy of Joe Proskauer:
"In What Respect Are Star Children Different?"
Article by Georg Kühlewind in Research
"What is Going On with Our Children?"
"The Importance of the First Three Years."
Article by Georg Kühlewind in
From Star Children and Difficult Children by Georg Kühlewind.
Forward by Georg Kühlewind:
Chapter 1 of Georg Kühlewind's The Life of the Soul Between subconsciousness and supraconsciousness: Elements of a spiritual Psychology
Translated by Michael Lipson, Lindisfarne Press. (1982 1990).
"I Am Awareness." An excerpt from Georg Kuehlewind's 'Awareness and Devotion'
(Aufmerksamkeit und Hingabe) Chapter Four; trans. Mark Robertson, rev. Doris Jordi. www.angelfire.com/journal/SunLogo/Kuehlewind.html
Extracts from Georg Kühlewind's book, The Logos-Structure of the World: Language as Model of Reality : www.tphta.ws/TPH_KUHL.HTM
Other authors on the web in English with references to Georg Kühlewind
"Liminal performances: unveiling -- the logos, revealing -- the mythos."
Theater Arts professor Ray Munro (Clark
University) describes rehearsal exercises
derived from Kühlewind's work which he uses to help actors
"become" their characters.
"The Message Today's Children Bring."
Interview with Henning Köhler, by Thomas Stockli, in Das Goetheanum No. 11 (March 11 2001). www.waldorflibrary.org/Articles/KhlerInt.pdf
"The Water of Life" by Laszlo Boeszoermenyi
A public discussion on the work of Georg Kühlewind and the connection to the work of Rudolf Steiner, founder of Anthroposophy. In English and German. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kuehlewind-Steiner
translation of the chapter Mensch und Automat from
Das Licht des Wortes – Welt, Sprache, Meditation
Vom Verschwinden der Lernlust" - broadcast 18.06.2005.
Excerpts from interview and lecture held April 13 2005
"Les enfants Etoiles parmi nous."
Interview with François Lusseyran
et Anne Charrière in 1-2-3 Soleil (Revue de L'Association des
Parents et Amis de la Pédagogie Steiner, L'APAPS), N. 3 (May
2003), pp. 4-7.
Ogni Uomo E' Una Stella.
Intervista di Geoff Swaebe a
Georg Kühlewind sugli star children.
"Vom Verschwinden der Lernlust" - broadcast 18.06.2005.
Excerpts from interview and lecture held April 13 2005
Other authors on the web in German with references to Georg Kühlewind
"Georg Kühlewind ist tot." From MoMent, Monatschrift der Freie Waldorf-Schule Wien
(Vienna), p. 23. www.waldorf-mauer.at/moment/Neue_Dateien/Blatt_12.pdf
by Michael Muschalle: www.studienzuranthroposophie.de/12AporieKap6.4.html
"Wissenschaftlichkeit der Anthroposophie und der Übungsweg.
(Der Fluss der zeitlosen Gegenwart)."
Article by Laszlo Böszörmenyi.
Marximus und Anthroposophie.
Book by Christoph Strawe, with several references to Kühlewind
Thomas Fritz -- Doctoral Dissertation
-- Fakultät für Sozial- und Verhaltenswissenschaften der
Ebenhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, 2005 (link may no longer be