I been to Sugar Town, I shook the sugar down
Now I’m trying to get to heaven before they close the door
materialistic age, this concept (love) is shoved into something else
and distorted, in that the materialism of our time forcibly places
the concept of love as close as possible to the concept of sexuality,
with which it has nothing to do!
This is a point where our present spiritual culture not only
departs from reason, but even departs from anything that is in some
way still allowable for healthy thinking. Here, through its
materialism, the development in our time not only comes into the un-
reasonable and the non-logical, but into the scandalous, when what we
can call "love" is so closely juxtaposed with the concept of
The fact that, under certain circumstances, in addition to the
love between man and woman, sexuality can enter in --- this fact does
not in itself give a justifiable foundation for bringing these
concepts as close together as possible --- on the one hand, the
comprehensiveness [inclusiveness] of love and empathy; and on the
other hand, the total specificness [exclusivity] of sexuality.
Logically, this is just as intelligent as, for example, putting
the concepts of the "locomotive" and "being run over" side by side as
two concepts that belong together, in the same way as today love and
sexuality [are believed to belong together]--- just because
occasionally, locomotives do run over people!!!
However, this close juxtaposition of the two concepts does not
stem from some sort of scientific pre-conception, but rather from the
nonsensical and utterly unwholesome way of thinking prevalent in our
Rudolf Steiner: "There are four spheres of human activity in which, by killing off all separateness in our lives, we can dedicate ourselves to the spirit. These are the spheres of knowledge (insight), art, religion, and the loving devotion in the spirit to a personality. Whoever does not live within one of these four spheres does not live at all. Knowledge is dedication to the universal in mind or thought; art is dedication to the universal in contemplation; religion is dedication to the universal in heart and soul; and love is dedication to the universal with all our spiritual forces to what appears to us a precious being of inestimable value within the totality of all there is. Knowledge is the most spiritual form of selfless dedication. Love is the most beautiful. For love is a truly heavenly light in everyday life. Pious, devout, true spiritual love ennobles our being right down to its innermost fiber. It uplifts all that lives within us. Pure, pious love transforms our whole soul life into another, one that is in relationship with the Spirit of the World. In this highest sense, to love means to bear the breath of divine life to where the most shameful egotism and the most careless passions can be found. Only one who knows something of the holiness of love may speak of true devoutness or piety."