[Autom. eng. transl.] The mystical becoming one of the individual with the transcendent was characterized by a secularization at the beginning of the 20th century, for which Uwe Spörl coined the expression "godless mysticism" or "neomysticism". Jutta Saima Schloon has proven that George Maximin's poems largely agree with Spörl's definition of neomysticism: relying primarily on the analysis of the poem incorporation, Schloon has shown that the poet replaced the Christian god with an art god. The present contribution is based on Schloon's results. He intends to show that George used certain mystical linguistic formulas and thought figures, not only to celebrate a god of art and thus poetry itself, but also - and to the same extent - to extol the divine nature of man. The argument for this thesis will begin with an examination of the poet's mystical sources of inspiration. At this point we will consider a previously ignored role model of George, namely the work Angelus Silesius ’. Furthermore, we shall bring to light some aspects of the poet's already known mystical sources of inspiration that have so far been neglected by George research.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] "I am a booming only holy voice". Stefan George's mystical knowledge and the divine in people|
|Title of host publication||Mystisches Schwabing. Die Münchner Kosmiker im Kontext|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
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