Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—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 “Maerchen 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. This book was translated from the German by D. S. Osmond.

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Translator's Note
I. Goethe's Faust: A Picture of his Esoteric World Conception
II. Goethe's Standard of the Soul, as Illustrated in Faust
III. Goethe's Standard of the Soul, as Illustrated in his Fairy Story of “The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily.”
IV. Goethe's Fairy Tale. The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily.

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