Goethe s Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily
Aims to bring together the original English translation by Thomas Carlyle with a series of pictures, to help reveal the seven-fold process which unfolds within Goethe's Fairy Tale, this process being a path of inner development and personal transformation.
The Time Is at Hand
In 1795 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe produced his tale of tales-The fairytale of "The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily," an extraordinary masterwork that is unique among Goethe's works. An initiatory fable of transformation, the tale arose out of the Rosicrucian, alchemical impulses that play an important role in Faust and Goethe's other writings. Among those influenced by it was Rudolf Steiner, whose mystery dramas employ similar themes. The authors begin by placing the fairytale against the background of Goethe's life and cultural setting. They then discuss its importance in the development of Steiner's spiritual science. Finally, they describe its visual language, profound mystical insights, and relevance for us today. The book includes Carlyle's classic translation of the tale and illustrations, plus Steiner's essay on its inner meaning. The authors offer a positive look at the possibilities of the twenty-first century. They view Goethe's fairytale as fully relevant to our time, just as it was when Goethe first wrote it.
The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily
The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily is a fairy tale by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published in 1795. The story revolves around the crossing and bridging of a river, which represents the divide between the outer life of the senses and the ideal aspirations of the human being. It has been claimed that it was born out of Goethe's reading of The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz and that it is full of esoteric symbolism.
Poems of the West and the East
This English verse translation of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan aims to give English-readers a fair indication of the themes, quality and flavour of Goethe's major cycle of lyric poetry. As far as possible it remains faithful to Goethe's metrical and rhyming patterns. The Divan's wealth of earnest depth and passion is conveyed with an often casual simplicity of vocabulary and expression. It moves through changing moods from which wit and grace and good humour are never long absent when the mind is, as in these poems, at play and in command. Goethe described this complexity as >. The English translation seeks to keep to the poetic tones in Goethe's seemingly effortless words.
The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily
Inspired by Thomas Carlyle's translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's fairy tale, this play is about a group of people who live in a world turned upside down. They realize that the efforts of one alone can do little to create a new society. But by waking up to each other, they bring about profound and spiritual renewal. Marjorie Spock's Art of Goethean Conversation shows how true conversation has tranformative power.
The Spiritual Origins of Eastern Europe and the Future Mysteries of the Holy Grail
This momentous work, breathtaking in its scope and detail, reveals the deeper causes of Eastern Europe's turbulent past, and exposes the attempts to subvert the true destiny of the East-Slavic people by materialistic western Brotherhoods, Jesuits, and the occult stream of Bolshevism. Genuine, first-rate, spiritual-scientific research.
Anthroposophy in the Light of Goethe s Faust
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the great German polymath poet, scientist, dramatist, and novelist, was a major influence throughout Rudolf Steiner's life and teaching. When Steiner was still a student, he was asked to write introductions to Goethe's scientific writings (1884-1890). This work became the first volume in his own Collected Works, inspiring two further volumes: on Goethe's epistemology (1886) and Goethe's philosophy (1894). As Steiner moved closer to the esoteric world, he also gave seminal lectures on Goethe's fairy tale, "The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily." Only gradually and tentatively, however, did he finally approach Goethe's masterwork, the epic drama, Faust. This book contains eighteen lectures given between 1910 and 1916. A (forthcoming) companion volume (CW 273) contains lectures given between 1916 and 1919. Taken together, these two volumes illuminate in deeply esoteric ways both anthroposophy and Goethe's own astonishing vision; the first volume focusing more on anthroposophy, the second more on Faust. After ten informative extracts, spanning twenty years (from the 1880s to 1909) and illustrative of Steiner's ever-changing approach, the first lecture sets the tone for this collection: Goethe sought spiritual science, and Faust is the record of his striving. We are led to see how Goethe's great Faust drama is everywhere filled with embryonic insights that, when developed by Steiner, become anthroposophy. This theme is then unfolded, with ever-deepening focus, in lecture after lecture. Whether it is a question of the spiritual nature of matter, reverence for truth and knowledge, reincarnation, the Mystery of Golgotha, evil, the world of the elementals, aesthetics, the challenge of the times, or human destiny and evolution, these lectures show Goethe as a great initiate and develop anthroposophy-spiritual science-in a profoundly esoteric light. Book jacket.
The Art of Goethean Conversation
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The Anthroposophic Movement
An all-encompassing review by Steiner of how the anthroposophic movement came into existence -- leading to the establishment of the Anthroposophical Society. This book is an important work for those interested in the history of and impulse behind the anthroposophic movement; for those seeking insights into an important stage in the history of the Mysteries; and for those who wish to know more of the life and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
The World of Fairy Tales
“There is a big difference in whether or not one has a child grow up with fairy tales. The soul-stirring nature of fairy-tale pictures becomes evident only later on. If fairy tales have not been given, this shows itself in later years as weariness of life and boredom. Indeed, it even comes to expression physically; fairy tales can help counter illnesses. What is absorbed little by little by means of fairy tales emerges subsequently as joy in life, in the meaning of life—it comes to light in the ability to cope with life, even into old age. Children must experience the power inherent in fairy tales while young, when they can still do so. Whoever is incapable of living with ideas that have no reality for the physical plane ‘dies’ for the spiritual world.”—Rudolf Steiner