Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—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.

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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