Water in glass staircase. Remind you of something?
Goethe found the hidden colors in the boundaries between light and darkness. He felt, as an artist, that one could not talk about light without including darkness. Calling it "the light - darkness polarity", Goethe made this new scientific discovery using artistic methods in conjunction with science. As far as scientists were concerned, Goethe was a layman, which meant that his research went largely ignored. Not until many years later was it recognized how revolutionary his scientific discoveries really were.
Goethe spent more than 40 years of his life on Zur Farbenlehre, which in its own way summarizes the whole of his thinking and connects his poetry with science. Goethe himself viewed his work as so stunningly radical that he prophesied that it would only be understood generations after his death.
Re: Water in glass staircase. Remind you of something?
Wow awesome find! It confirms what I have believed all along and what even Tesla describes; that darkness is the true nature of light and the two are merely different ends of the exact same stick.
Just as extreme cold starts to feel like burning, so too does darkness and light share the same essential nature. Hence "blinded by the light" and rubbing your eyes in a dark room then seeing light everywhere.
Das ist die Welt;
Sie steigt und fällt Und rollt beständig;
Sie klingt wie Glas –
Wie bald bricht das! Ist hohl inwendig. Hier glänzt sie sehr,
Und hier noch mehr:
»Ich bin lebendig!«
Mein lieber Sohn,
Halt dich davon!
Du mußt sterben!
Sie ist von Ton,
Es gibt Scherben.
Das ist die Welt => This is the World
Sie steigt und fällt => It spirals (curves) upwards and downwards
Sie klingt wie Glas => It sounds like glass
Wie bald bricht das! => It will break soon!
Ist hohl inwendig => Is hollow, internal
Sie ist von Ton => Includes sound
Es gibt Scherben => There will be shards
One should take those 'brothers' seriously about things they publish. They do share, what they know.
One merely has to understand and recognize it!