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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.

Goethean Science
GA 1

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In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the German text is entitled Goethes Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften, Einleitungen, (Vol. I in the Bibliographic Survey). It was originally published as introductions to Goethe's Natural-Scientific Works in Kürschner's Deutsche National Literatur, edited by Rudolf Steiner, with introductions, footnotes, and annotations in four volumes, 1883–1897.

This 1988 Mercury Press translation was made by William Lindeman. Cover graphic form by Rudolf Steiner (originally as a study for the book Truth and Science).

I. Introduction
II. How Goethe's Theory of Metamorphosis Arose
III. How Goethe's Thoughts on the Development of the Animals Arose
IV. The Nature and Significance of Goethe's Writings on Organic Development
V. Concluding Remarks on Goethe's Morphological Views
VI. Goethe's Way of Knowledge
VII. The Arrangement of Goethe's Natural-scientific Writings
VIII. From Art to Science
IX. Goethe's Epistemology
X. Knowing and Human Action in the Light of the Goethean Way of Thinking
XI. Relationship of the Goethean Way of Thinking to Other Views
XII. Goethe and Mathematics
XIII. Goethe's Basic Geological Principle
XIV. Goethe's Meteorological Conceptions
XV. Goethe and Natural-scientific Illusionism
XVI. Goethe as Thinker and Investigator
XVII. Goethe Against Atomism
VXIII. Goethe's World View in his Aphorisms in Prose

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