christmas 1922

Winter Solstice Meditations

Breathing the Spirit

Breathing the Spirit

Winter Solstice Meditations

by Rudolf Steiner

Earth blocks the sun,

forces of vision compel

from earth’s elements

liberated sight.

Christmas 1922



See the sun

at deep midnight

use stones to build

in the lifeless ground.

So find in decline

and in death’s night

creation’s new beginning

morning’s fresh force.


Let the heights reveal

divine word of gods;

the depths sustain and nurture

the stronghold of peace.

Living in darkness

engender a sun;

weaving in substance

see spirit’s bliss.


Berlin, December 17, 1906