… as if in the corner of my eye, this other who is always there … who ultimately leaves and yet takes a part of what I am with her.
„Letters of Angels“ (Schrift der Engel) is a scripture that only gradually acquires its meaning. Those involved in past and future projects give words in this language their own personal meaning. In this way, this scripture is able to do something that other languages are only able to do very ponderously: It can cross the borders of countries and cultures, the borders of different books and the borders of ideas – but above all the borders in the mind. It can create connections where other languages must first be learned.
Thus, the “Letters of Angels” is at the same time the scripture of fantasy and poetry, the scripture of mystery and creativity. And thus, precisely because of its apparent incomprehensibility, it contributes in a wonderful way to understanding each other better.
The second part of our project “Entangelments” focuses on writing. From November 2022, we will compile a glossary of the “Letters of Angels”.
… like the almost inaudible lament of a melody from Schumann’s scenes from Goethe’s Faust Oh neige du Schmerzensreiche –
… stands in angelic language for “transcending”, also in the Christian meaning of “Trinity” or psychoanalytically as “triangulation”; derived from this in the SDE are the terms for “heaven, sea and earth” as well as “head, body and foot”, “man, woman, child”, “light, shadow, darkness” …
… like the calm in the eye of a hurricane.
The extent to which angels maintain intimate contact with humans remains a secret that is better not revealed. After all, there are draconian punishments that are described in the 1st Book of Enoch.
– like a barely perceptible smile in the corner of closed eyes.
… means both “truth” and “lie”, further “muse and muses” (Sg./Pl.).
It is accordingly used to designate “true and false”; in the political sphere, angels speak in this way of “right and left“ …