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 Conception of the World
GA 6

Here, Goethe's outlook is presented not only as a self-contained system, but also in connection with the ideas of Schiller and Hegel. A certain emphasis on Platonism is made, and its bearing on Goethe and his outlook. Chapters emphasize Goethe's work, such as the process of metamorphosis, and studies in color. Originally published in German as, Goethes Weltanschauung.

Goethe's Conception of the World (1928)


Goethe's World View (1985)

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.


Goethes Weltanschauung

Die Ergebnisse von Steiners langjähriger intensiver Beschäftigung als Herausgeber von Goethes naturwissenschaftlichen Arbeiten erfahren hier eine zusammenfassende Darstellung. Inhalt: Goethes Stellung innerhalb der abendländischen Gedankenentwickelung / Die Anschauungen über Natur und Entwickelung der Lebewesen / Die Betrachtung der Farbenwelt / Gedanken über Entwickelungsgeschichte der Erde und Lufterscheinungen / Goethe und Hegel.


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