"Many ways could lead us closer to understand John's gospel. Alongside and with the Apocalypse it is the most profound of all the documents of humanity, with the most difficult content and the one that carries most the future of humanity. Here we take the way that results from looking at the 'cosmic rhythm' in Mark's gospel. 'The gospel of Mark as the way to John; the gospel of John as the way to Christ' - so in all brevity and decisiveness runs the fundamental thought of this whole work, dedicated in its first part of Mark's gospel and beginning here the second part on John's gospel..." Thus Professor Beckh begins this uniquely original exposition - the sequel to Mark's Gospel: the Cosmic Rhythm. The unfolding story reads like a mystery drama, music drama and symphonic cycle - all within the covers of a two-volume work. Not surprisingly, then, like a musician who serves from the first note to the last, the author shows the revelation in the gospel. Hermann BECKH (1875-1937) is being re-discovered today. Even the term "polymath" is insufficient. This work has no sell-by date. As we approach the Centenary of the non-sectarian "Movement for Religious Renewal", we are in a better position today to appreciate who was at the spiritual helm. "In this monumental work, as the title suggests, another new aspect comes to the actual contemplation of the stars - the alchemical aspect. No chance connection! Novalis, with whose work Beckh knew deeply, had not for nothing significantly linked 'the stars' and 'the stones'. And so as a postlude of this book on John's gospel, in which the great question of transubstantiation precisely in connection with Johannine spirituality was discussed, appeared (1931) in his study on alchemy, Alchymie: the Mystery of the Material World-Dr Rudolf Frieling. n
John's Gospel by Hermann Beckh was published by Anastasi Ltd in September 2015. The ISBN for John's Gospel is 9781910785065.