Rhythms of the week : and other explorations of time / Wolfgang Held ; [translated by Matthew Barton].
- Held, Wolfgang
- Edinburgh : Floris Books, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 102 pages ; 20 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Barton, Matthew, 1954- and Held, Wolfgang
- Machine generated contents note: pt. One Living with the Rhythm of the Week -- The Soul's Sevenfold Wingbeat -- Sunday.When Does the Week Begin? -- Monday.Attending to the New -- Tuesday.A Special Day for Mistakes -- Wednesday.Interest in What's Around You -- Thursday.Acting with Insight and Overview -- Friday.The Importance of What Seems Secondary -- Saturday.How Does the Old Enter the World? -- pt. Two Living with the Rhythms of Time -- The Equilibrium of the Present -- How Long Is the Present? -- Speed and Heart Rhythm -- How Long Does a Moment Last? -- The New Day Begins in the Evening -- From Discoverer to Philosopher in the Cycle of the Year.
- The week has a remarkable rhythm that does not fit exactly with either the month or the year, yet most of humanity keeps faith with it. Why did the seven-day week triumph over other ways of subdividing the month in ancient times? The answer, as Wolfgang Held shows, is rooted in the human being. The human soul resonates from day to day in seven differing moods. Deepening our understanding of the characteristic weekly rhythm can give us strength and inspiration in the way we live our lives. --
Wolfgang Held goes on to discuss further rhythms at work in our lives --- from the briefest moments to the seasons of the year --- and explains ways in which our bodies influence our sense of time. This practical and inspirational book offers us fascinating insights into how we can develop our potential through a conscious relationship with time. --
Wolfgang Held worked in the mathematics and astronomy section of the Goetheanum in Switzerland, where he now runs the publicity department. He is the author of many publications on themes relating to astronomy and science. --Book Jacket.
- "Part one first published in German as Der siebenfache Flügelschag der Seele in 2004 ; part two taken from Vier Minuten Sternenzeit, first published in Germany in 2006"--T.p. verso.
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