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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Goethean Science
GA 1

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In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the German text is entitled Goethes Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften, Einleitungen, (Vol. I in the Bibliographic Survey). It was originally published as introductions to Goethe's Natural-Scientific Works in Kürschner's Deutsche National Literatur, edited by Rudolf Steiner, with introductions, footnotes, and annotations in four volumes, 1883–1897.

This 1988 Mercury Press translation was made by William Lindeman. Cover graphic form by Rudolf Steiner (originally as a study for the book Truth and Science).

I. Introduction
II. How Goethe's Theory of Metamorphosis Arose
III. How Goethe's Thoughts on the Development of the Animals Arose
IV. The Nature and Significance of Goethe's Writings on Organic Development
V. Concluding Remarks on Goethe's Morphological Views
VI. Goethe's Way of Knowledge
VII. The Arrangement of Goethe's Natural-scientific Writings
VIII. From Art to Science
IX. Goethe's Epistemology
X. Knowing and Human Action in the Light of the Goethean Way of Thinking
XI. Relationship of the Goethean Way of Thinking to Other Views
XII. Goethe and Mathematics
XIII. Goethe's Basic Geological Principle
XIV. Goethe's Meteorological Conceptions
XV. Goethe and Natural-scientific Illusionism
XVI. Goethe as Thinker and Investigator
XVII. Goethe Against Atomism
VXIII. Goethe's World View in his Aphorisms in Prose

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