Historical Reprints Philosophical Cloud Upon the Sanctuary

Cloud Upon the Sanctuary

Cloud Upon the Sanctuary
Catalog # SKU3218
Publisher TGS Publishing
Weight 1.00 lbs
Author Name Karl von Eckartshausen, Isabel de Steiger, A.E. Waite
ISBN 10: 1610335880
ISBN 13: 9781610335881


The Cloud
Upon the Sanctuary

Large Print

Karl von Eckartshausen

Translated by
Isabel de Steiger

Introduction by
A.E. Waite

APART from "The Cloud upon the Sanctuary," Eckartshausen is a name only to the Christian Transcendentalists of England. He wrote much, and at his period and in his place, he exercised some considerable influence; but his other works are practically unknown among us, while in Germany the majority at least seem forgotten, even among the special class to which some of them might be assumed to appeal.

Large print 17 point font.



THERE is no age more remarkable to the quiet observer than our own. Everywhere there is a fermentation in the minds of men; everywhere there is a battle between light and darkness, between exploded thought and living ideas, between powerless wills and living active force; in short everywhere is there war between animal man and growing spiritual man.

It is said that we live in an age of light, but it would be truer to say that we are living in an age of twilight; here and there a luminous ray pierces through the mists of darkness, but does not light to full clearness either our reason or our hearts. Men are not of one mind, scientists dispute, and where there is discord, truth is not yet apprehended.

The most important objects for humanity are still undetermined. No one is agreed either on the principle of rationality or on the principle of morality, or on the cause of the will. This proves that though we are dwelling in an age of light, we do not well understand what emanates from our hearts-and what from our heads. Probably we should have this information much sooner if we did not imagine that we have the light of knowledge already in our hands, or if we would cast a look on our weakness, and recognise that we require a more brilliant illumination. We live in the times of idolatry of the intellect, we place a common torchlight upon the altar and we loudly proclaim the aurora, that now daylight is really about to appear, and that the world is emerging more and more out of obscurity into the full day of perfection, through the arts, sciences, cultured taste, and even from a purer understanding of religion.

150 pages - 7 x 8½ softcover
ISBN-10: 1610335880
ISBN-13: 9781610335881

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