Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—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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