“And now, since we have come together so unusually, let us lead no common life: let us work together in a noble manner, and for noble purposes! It is inconceivable how much a man of true culture can accomplish for himself and others, if, without attempting to rule, he can be the guardian over many; can induce them to do that in season which they are at any rate disposed enough to do; can guide them to their objects, which in general they see with due distinctness, though they miss the road to them. Let us make a league for this: it is no enthusiasm, but an idea which may be fully executed, which, indeed, is often executed, only with imperfect consciousness, by people of benevolence and worth.” – Goethe
Welcome, friend. The aim of this site is to be just such a League as the one spoken of in the preceding quote. This particular League speaks a particular language — that of Anthroposophy and Christian Hermeticism. The ideas running through this site will be enriched and clarified through a familiarity with the great Teachers of the 20th-21st century: Rudolf Steiner, Valentin Tomberg, and Robert Powell primarily. Others — Daniel Andreev, Estelle Isaacson, Judith von Halle, Frank Chester — branch out from this threefold trunk.
Why a TreeHouse? In one sense, we gather together here like children at play, speaking in code, sharing our imaginations and secrets, taming Dragons. On the other hand, all that is presented here is offered to and inspired by the Sephiroth Tree, the Temple with Seven Pillars — the Holy Trinosophia, the Living House of Humanity.
My hope is that this site can become a home not only for essays on metahistory, metapolitics, and metaculture —piercing the veil of current events to see the Good and expose the Evil that are hidden within — but of a whole panorama of true Rosicrucian culture. The experience will be more wholesome if others who visit this site are willing to share their thoughts, stories, songs, paintings… birds of the air coming and making their home in the branches…
Michael Sophia in nomine Christi,
the grounds keeper