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 World View
GA 6

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.

Preface to the New Edition, 1918
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction


I.
GOETHE'S PLACE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF
WESTERN THOUGHT

Goethe and Schiller
The Platonic World View
The Consequences of the Platonic World View
Goethe and the Platonic World View
Personality and World View
The Metamorphosis of World Phenomena


II.
GOETHE'S VIEW ON THE NATURE AND DEVELOPMENT
OF LIVING BEINGS

Metamorphosis


III.
THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE WORLD OF COLORS

The Phenomena of the World of Colors


IV.
THOUGHTS ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY
OF THE PHENOMENA OF EARTH AND AIR

Thoughts about the Developmental History of the Earth
Observations about Atmospheric Phenomena


V.

Goethe and Hegel

Epilogue to the New Edition of 1918

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