Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul


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 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.

 Cover Sheet  
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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