by Rev. Reingard Knausenberger
Each month one of these world views will be expanded.
This is maybe an especially relevant world view at this moment in time as the whole world seems to be living through a major shift. The field of observation for dynamism is energy, power, vitality, movement. How much thinking happens in the categories of power: electrical-, atomic-, mechanical-, chemical-, magnetic-, sun- and wind-power, gravity; muscle-power, stamina, emotional and mental strength; even in our product packaging we see these words, like energy drink, turbo-, power diet, and much more. Our universe from the depth to the height manifests in some expression of energy. The human being is a ‘bundle of energy’. Plato says: both the idea of Good as well as the idea of Evil are effective, active world powers.
The science of the twelve world views shows us in every aspect that it is imperative to include the principle of balance here. Every world view is part of a whole, while it also has its justified dominance in a unique area of life. Seeing them in relationship with each other, complimenting one-sidedness, shows how the wholeness determines the individual placement in the circle. In the case of dynamism, energy on its own in its natural state is potential, particularly in the human being as the raw untamed power of will, unformed, chaotic, irrational. Dynamism needs Rationalism, its complimenting opposite to be balanced: irrational becomes rational, chaotic becomes ordered, the unformed receives form, etc. The power potential of dynamism can lead into the uncharted depths of our will to harness it, so that it may lift the soul into special heights of self-knowledge, understanding and wisdom. One might say, that in its balanced state, this would be the place where a normal human being begins to birth itself into an initiate.
(This completes the cycle of contemplations. With gratitude towards the many sources found in Rudolf Steiner’s works and other authors, particularly Mario Betti and his work on ‘Twelve Ways to See the World’).
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