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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 13

And when I live in senses' heights,
There flames up deep within my soul
Out of the spirit's fiery worlds
The gods' own word of truth:
In spirit sources seek expectantly
To find your spirit kinship.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 39

Surrendering to spirit revelation
I gain the light of cosmic being;
The power of thinking, growing clearer,
Gains strength to give myself to me,
And quickening there frees itself
From thinker's energy my sense of self.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Goethe's Conception of the World
GA 6

Book Cover

First published in 1897 in German as, Goethe's Weltanshauung, this edition is the first English publication of this work, and is the authorised English translation, edited by Harry Collison. 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.

We present this First Edition work with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, in Dornach, Switzerland.

Cover Sheet
Foreword I
Foreword II
The Position of Goethe in the Evolution of Western Thought
I.Goethe and Schiller
II.The Platonic Conception of the World
III.Consequences of the Platonic View of the World
IV.Goethe and the Platonic View of the World
V.Personality and View of the World
VI.The Metamorphosis of Phenomena
Views Concerning Nature and the Development of Living Beings
VII.The Doctrine of Metamorphosis
VIII.The Phenomena of the World of Colour
IX.Thoughts Concerning the Evolutionary History of the Earth
X.Observations on Atmospheric Phenomena
XI.Goethe and Hegel
Afterword to the New Edition

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