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The theory of metamorphosis was developed by Goethe in the course of his morphological studies of plants and animals. As metamorphosis (from Greekμεταμόρφωσις metamórphōsis "metamorphosis, transformation, reshaping" from μετά metá "at, with," as prefix "re-" and μορφή morphḗ "shape" → μόρφωσις mórphōsis "shaping, design") in the sense of Goethe, one may thereby designate the transformation of form of a living being in the course of its individual (ontogenesis) and/or phylogenetic development (phylogenesis), even under changing external influences, according to internal laws.


References to the work of Rudolf Steiner follow Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works (CW or GA), Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach/Switzerland, unless otherwise stated.
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Index to the Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner - Aelzina Books
A complete list by Volume Number and a full list of known English translations you may also find at Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works
Rudolf Steiner Archive - The largest online collection of Rudolf Steiner's books, lectures and articles in English.
Rudolf Steiner Audio - Recorded and Read by Dale Brunsvold - Anthroposophic Press Inc. (USA)
Rudolf Steiner Handbook - Christian Karl's proven standard work for orientation in Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works for free download as PDF.