I have just finalised the first issue of The Blue Flower.
It can be obtained in pdf format through the The Blue Flower page or
You can then print it out as you wish.
After a general editorial giving the tone of the journal and this issue, there are three articles, two on medievalism as an expression of Sehnsucht, and an excellent article by Fr Jonathan Munn showing the thought and work of Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg) as a mathematician. I was never much good at mathematics myself at school, but it is an essential science with its own symbolism and mystical meaning. Music is a form of mathematics as are the calculations we need for our everyday lives, our occupations and things like designing complex objects and finding our way around at sea. The basis of our mathematical knowledge goes back to the ancient Greeks like Pythagoras and Euclid. I welcome this perspective to complement medievalism, the Oxford Movement and cultural expression in art and poetry.
These are small beginnings and everything has to be built up from scratch. I am thankful for the technology that allows any kind of publishing without the expense of a gamble. My site statistics page will inform me about the number of times it has been downloaded, and will provide information for a paper version in the fulness of time.
Feedback is going to be essential as will be finding new contributors for the next issue for the Winter Solstice and Christmas 2018. Please contact me by e-mail or by comment to this posting.
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According to my site statistics page, this file has been downloaded 77 times in the space of less than 24 hours. I am encouraged!