Showing posts with label 1800's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1800's. Show all posts

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Doctor Johannes Faust ... books...Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis... 1849




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the classic Magia naturalis et innaturalis was known to Johann W. von Goethe, who, like Gotthold Lessing, saw Faust's pursuit of knowledge as noble; in Goethe's great Faust the hero is redeemed.




Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)...Zur Farbenlehre ...bookplate 1810



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"To divide the united, to unite the divided, is the life of nature; this is the eternal systole and diastole, the eternal collapsion and expansion, the inspiration and expiration of the world in which we move."  ~ Goethe


Based on his experiments with turbid media, Goethe characterized colour as arising from the dynamic interplay of darkness and light. Rudolf Steiner gives the following analogy:

    Modern natural science sees darkness as a complete nothingness. According to this view, the light which streams into a dark space has no resistance from the darkness to overcome. Goethe pictures to himself that light and darkness relate to each other like the north and south pole of a magnet. The darkness can weaken the light in its working power. Conversely, the light can limit the energy of the darkness. In both cases color arises.
    —Rudolf Steiner, 1897 >



Saturday, December 3, 2011