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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 43

In winter's depths is kindled
True spirit life with glowing warmth;
It gives to world appearance,
Through forces of the heart, the power to be.
Grown strong, the human soul defies
With inner fire the coldness of the world.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 17

Thus speaks the cosmic Word
That I by grace through senses' portals
Have led into my innermost soul:
Imbue your spirit depths
With my wide world horizons
To find in future time myself in you.

—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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