14 minutes | Oct 21, 2020

Hermann Hesse - the Wanderer

In this episode I review a magisterial biography of Hesse by Gunnar Decker, discussing Hesse's influence on my life and my communication of his message to my pupils at Winchester College in the 1980s. Themes include beginnings and endings, nationalism and internationalism, and the spiritual quest as an inner journey home. Then I read a wonderful short essay on the wisdom of trees in terms of stillness and endurance: "home is within you or home is nowhere at all."
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