Relationships are built through dialogue—by exploring heartfelt questions that lead to liberating personal insights. This book shows how such dialogue can transform relationships and build community. However, real meeting and truly healing conversations require effort. Encounter involves light and dark, and relationships reveal feelings of sympathy and antipathy. In this age of digital communications and web-based encounters—in a time when alienation and loneliness are the real issues—this new edition of Margarete van den Brink’s classic work is more vital than ever.
The process of inner development—leading ultimately to the unification of the human “I” with its higher, spiritual being—involves transformation in our everyday self. In such an act of initiation, the art of conversation plays a central role. The words people speak to one another contain forces that can work in invigorating and life-enhancing ways. This force—which can be more precious than light itself—is the highest creative principle. The Word spoken of in the Gospel of St John creates everything that exists.
Informed by the insights of anthroposophy, More Precious than Light describes a path toward spirit and the lost power of the Word to, transform relationships and build community. True encounter can be fostered only by building real connections with our fellow human beings.