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Time Is at Hand Paul M. Allen

Time Is at Hand

Paul M. Allen

Published January 5th 1995
ISBN : 9780880104005
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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 Goethes works. An initiatory fable of transformation, the tale arose out of theMoreIn 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 Goethes works. An initiatory fable of transformation, the tale arose out of the Rosicrucian, alchemical impulses that play an important role in Faust and Goethes 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 Goethes life and cultural setting. They then discuss its importance in the development of Steiners spiritual science. Finally, they describe its visual language, profound mystical insights, and relevance for us today. The book includes Carlyles classic translation of the tale and illustrations, plus Steiners essay on its inner meaning. The authors offer a positive look at the possibilities of the twenty-first century. They view Goethes fairytale as fully relevant to our time, just as it was when Goethe first wrote it.