Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Goethe's Standard of the Soul
GA 22

Published in German as: Goethes Geistesart in ihrer Offenbarung durch seinen “Faust” und durch das “Märchen Von der Schlange und der Lilie.”

This treatment of Goethe's mystic/esoteric philosophical outlook approaches questions by examining two of his literary masterpieces, Faust and the fairy tale, The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily.

Goethe's Standard of the Soul (1925)

This treatment of Goethe's mystic/esoteric philosophical outlook approaches questions by examining two of his literary masterpieces, Faust and the fairy tale, The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily. This book, a First English Edition published in 1925, was translated from the German by D. S. Osmond. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung in Dornach, Switzerland.


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