Foundations

Is artistic work a purely subjective affair or should we instead derive our artistic activity from laws at work in the universe? Is knowledge a purely personal matter, without prospect of universal truths, or should we even be trying to seek knowledge of a kind that exist quite independently of a thinking, perceiving human being?
Such threshold questions arise inevitably and existentially when we engage with eurythmy as the active art of shaping and forming living forces. Through eurythmy we can experience how human activity invokes contributory spiritual impulses and dynamics which are all the more specific the more we are rooted in our own individual activity. Thus the apparent opposites are reconciled in a higher synthesis. By experiencing our participation in universal laws we can envisage a knowledge that encompasses and contains them. This requires uniquely individual and autonomous realisation but can still give true expression to universal processes.
Starting, therefore, from a unity of human being and world, knowledge of both can undergo ever-increasing differentiation. Of particular interest here is how, in doing eurythmy, we can work together with nature in a way that allows each creature or plant to more fully realise its innate conditions, aims and needs.