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The Second Light," by Vilhelm Ekelund is a compilation drawn from very large body of work. Ekelund was a Swiss poet and essayist, his most preferred form being the aphorism.

The Second Light," by Vilhelm Ekelund is a compilation drawn from very large body of work. In this and many other ways this compilation shows what were likely the two most dominant energies in his nature-the Power and Beauty.

Translated and with an Introduction by Lennart Bruce. Afterword by Eric O. Johannesson.

Vilhelm Ekelund was a Swedish poet and essayist. His early career was lyrical, and though not widely recognized at the time, his poetic work, almost wholly produced in the first decade of the century, became a formative influence on many later Swedish poets. In both, his poetry and prose, Swedish poet and essayist Vilhelm Ekelund strived for beauty and soulfulness and at the same time a balance between the lyrical and classical. During the first decade of the twentieth century, he focused on poetry, writing personal verse in the romantic style.

Vilhelm Ekelund (October 14, 1880 – September 3, 1949) was a Swedish poet. The works of Ekelund were influenced by Friedrich Hölderlin, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Emanuel Swedenborg.

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Vilhelm Ekelund (October 14, 1880 – September 3, 1949) was a Swedish poet and aphorist. A collection of aphorisms selected and translated by Lennart Bruce (1986). Everything great has already been said. But the person who knows how to stimulate his soul with the magnificence of it is always something new. p. 14. The egotism of wisdom: to burn all that is pettily, painfully, stupidly selfish in the fire of love of spiritual vision and freedom.

Genres: Poetry, Translations, Novellas/ Short stories, Novels, s

Genres: Poetry, Translations, Novellas/ Short stories, Novels, s.

Second Light, The by Ekelund, Vilhelm

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"The Second Light," by Vilhelm Ekelund is a compilation drawn from very large body of work. Ekelund was a Swiss poet and essayist, his most preferred form being the aphorism. In this and many other ways this compilation shows what were likely the two most dominant energies in his nature--the Power and Beauty.

This, in case, you've not thought much about Power and Beauty are a difficult combination of energies and his personal life (there is a biographic section) showed much of the crisis and difficulties of a mystic working with these energies--the dark night of the soul contrasted with the bright light of spiritual illuminations. Ekelund was not a saint or great purified soul--he was a flawed person with occasional crazy behaviors yet a brilliant mind and striving spirit ever at work to "be new" and live up to the vision that was visited upon him he saw (in other words, like us?).

Ekelund was a scholar having studied and pondered a diversity of works including the classic Greek philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche, Goethe, Emerson, and Whitman. The latter three, together with the Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads seems to be as close as he came to esoteric writings. He was not an occult student but an intuitive literary man, who being naturally mystical, drew upon his on individual spiritual resources and the "raincloud of knowable things."

Ekelund was radically individualistic, and without being entirely conscious of what he was doing in the occult or esoteric sense, drew directly upon the intuition, arriving thus at many of the same principles that we read of in the Ageless Wisdom. The result of this--expressed along a first and forth ray line--is a combination of beauty, unusualness, and simplicity. He did not write theoretically but cast out many great lighting strikes of affirmation born from his own experience. A few quotes:

"The secret of all art is to lead us into the borderland of the human and the divine. Whoever can remain an inhabitant there---make use of the border--can become a channel of communication, a donor."

"But on certain days I saw a span of the horizon over the sea, which to me was the embodied promise of the victory of human thought...[It] ...seemed to call out: 'Bring into your soul, bring with you in there the force of that span'"

"To have a good scornful laugh at one's self, without mercy, into the most secret and sore hiding places of ones character and nature--that is most necessary and indispensable for whoever loves the dream of clan hands."

"...every genuine child feels the sun shine right into his chest in quite another way than grownups do..."

"To quote is dangerous. There are words so powerful, so blazing with life that they burn right through a book, blot it out."
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Ekelund began as a poet; wrote nine volumes, then decided that "little lyrics" were trivial compared to "the great song." By the latter he meant not merely aphorisms, which he composed for the rest of his life (and of which this book is a selection), but the unique intuition or sensibility that dictated them. Ekelund's aphorisms are like no one else's. They do not respond to subjective or cultural occasions, whether humorously (like Lichtenberg), sardonically (like Kraus or Cioran), humanely (like Joubert or Chamfort), dialectically (like Adorno), or with Canetti's attempt at sublimity. They are, rather, their own occasion. Though thoroughly grounded in Nietzsche, Ekelund does not pursue Nietzsche's theatrical clash of worldviews. You could say that Ekelund assumes the Superman, and tries to educate him - the Superman being, simply, the modern intellectual. Avoid this book if "elitism" is, for you, a bad word, or if you're concerned to PROVE your elite spiritual status. Ekelund assumes a reader who has put competitiveness, status, all bourgeois (or even anti-bourgeois) values behind him; one who is an artist and/or a philosopher in the ancient sense of this term. Half the time he is utterly lucid - his thought the "stream of light" he hears in Swedish; half the time he is very difficult, using Greek-based neologisms rather the way Heidegger uses German. His aim is to reflect not so much the content as the rhythm of modern, and modernist, intellectuality - to inspire it, hasten it, increase its self-confidence. He leaves politics entirely aside, which I think is unfortunate. You will either find his work absurdly rarefied or, like me, heartening and enlivening: a vademecum.