Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Goethe's World View
GA 6

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.

 Cover Sheet  
Preface to the New Edition, 1918  
Preface to the First Edition  
Introduction  


I.
GOETHE'S PLACE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF
WESTERN THOUGHT

 
Goethe and Schiller  
The Platonic World View  
The Consequences of the Platonic World View  
Goethe and the Platonic World View  
Personality and World View  
The Metamorphosis of World Phenomena  


II.
GOETHE'S VIEW ON THE NATURE AND DEVELOPMENT
OF LIVING BEINGS

 
Metamorphosis  


III.
THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE WORLD OF COLORS

 
The Phenomena of the World of Colors  


IV.
THOUGHTS ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY
OF THE PHENOMENA OF EARTH AND AIR

 
Thoughts about the Developmental History of the Earth  
Observations about Atmospheric Phenomena  


V.

 
Goethe and Hegel  

Epilogue to the New Edition of 1918
 

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