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 Standard of the Soul
GA 22

Published in German as: Goethes Geistesart in ihrer Offenbarung durch seinen “Faust” und durch das “Märchen 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.

Goethe's Standard of the Soul (1925)

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, a First English Edition published in 1925, was translated from the German by D. S. Osmond. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung in Dornach, Switzerland.


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