Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 5

Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods' creative work:
Within its shine, the soul's true being
Is widened into worldwide life
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 31

The light from spirit depths
Strives to ray outwards, sun-imbued;
Transformed to forceful will of life
It shines into the senses' dullness
To bring to birth the powers
Whereby creative forces, soul-impelled,
Shall ripen into human deeds.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Goethe's Conception of the World
GA 6

Here, Goethe's outlook is presented not only as a self-contained system, but also in connection with the ideas of Schiller and Hegel. A certain emphasis on Platonism is made, and its bearing on Goethe and his outlook. Chapters emphasize Goethe's work, such as the process of metamorphosis, and studies in color. Originally published in German as, Goethes Weltanschauung.

Goethe's Conception of the World (1928)

This edition of Goethe's World View is a new translation by William Lindeman from Goethe's Weltanschauung, published by Verlag der Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland, 1963. The Cover Graphic form is by Rudolf Steiner (originally as a study for the book Truth and Science). The layout and lettering are by Peter Stebbing.


Goethe's World View (1985)

Here, Goethe's outlook is presented not only as a self-contained system, but also in connection with the ideas of Schiller and Hegel. A certain emphasis on Platonism is made, and its bearing on Goethe and his outlook. Chapters emphasize Goethe's work, such as the process of metamorphosis, and studies in color. Originally published in German as, Goethes Weltanschauung.


Goethes Weltanschauung

Die Ergebnisse von Steiners langjähriger intensiver Beschäftigung als Herausgeber von Goethes naturwissenschaftlichen Arbeiten erfahren hier eine zusammenfassende Darstellung. Inhalt: Goethes Stellung innerhalb der abendländischen Gedankenentwickelung / Die Anschauungen über Natur und Entwickelung der Lebewesen / Die Betrachtung der Farbenwelt / Gedanken über Entwickelungsgeschichte der Erde und Lufterscheinungen / Goethe und Hegel.


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