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Schiller - from Die Künstler (The Artists)

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015161

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Friedrich von Schiller - extract from The Artists [Die Künstler ]

Only through beauty's morning gate
Didst thou the land of knowledge find.
To merit a more glorious fate,
In graces trains itself the mind.

What thrilled thee through with trembling blessed,
When erst the Muses swept the chord,
That power created in thy breast,
Which to the mighty spirit soared.

When first was seen by doting reason's ken,
When many a thousand years had passed away,
A symbol of the fair and great e'en then,
Before the childlike mind uncovered lay.

Its blessed form bade us honor virtue's cause,--
The honest sense 'gainst vice put forth its powers,
Before a Solon had devised the laws
That slowly bring to light their languid flowers.

Before Eternity's vast scheme
Was to the thinker's mind revealed,
Was't not foreshadowed in his dream,
Whose eyes explored yon starry field?

The source of the experience

Schiller, Friedrich von

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Beauty, art and music

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