the journal of the Science Group of the

Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain

ISSN 1462-8775

Archetype, formerly titled Newsletter Articles Supplement and first issued in 1995, is for longer articles on science, epistemology, mathematics and the history and philosophy of science. Its peer-reviewed content, in English, comprises research and other relevant articles, short communications and any correspondence these generate. Editor: Dr David J. Heaf.

PLEASE NOTE: This journal ceased publication after issue 15, November 2009. All back issues are still available for mail order in printed form, however, they are also available for free download as PDFs using the links below.

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Contents of latest and back issues -- all available in print or for free download

With the journal title as Newsletter Articles Supplement:

No. 1 (September 1995)
A hypothesis-free science of inorganic nature Georg Maier
Mathematics as a spiritual science Renatus Ziegler
An overview of Goethe's geological writings Christine Ballivet
What will mankind bring about by trying to gain control of heredity? - The fundamentals of a world outlook based on DNA Jaap van der Wal
60 pages. £3.50 (including UK postage)
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No. 2 (September 1996)
Rethinking physics Nick Thomas
Radioactivity in the history of the Earth Norman Grant
Steiner's description of the Earth's history Norman Grant
39 pages £3.00 (including UK postage)
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No. 3 (September 1997)
Basic gestures of human embryological development Wolfgang Schad
On the lemniscatory motion of sun and earth Louis Locher-Ernst
Thermal expansion in counterspace P.P. Veugelers
Mathematics and Occultism Rudolf Steiner
The polar relation between the human skull bones and limb bones Gordon Woolard
Letter re: article by N. Grant in issue No. 2 Henry Goulden
60 pages £4.00 (including UK postage)
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With the journal title as Archetype:

No.4 (September 1998)
Elements of a differential and integral calculus in counterspace P. P. Veugelers
Progress towards complimentarity in genetics Johannes Wirz
Between discordant eras Stephen L. Talbott
Correspondence, Ron Jarman, Norman Grant
56 pages. £4.00 (including UK postage)
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No.5 (September 1999)   
The Path Lemniscate    Lou de Boer
The Fruitfulness of Goethe’s Approach to Science at the Present time Jochen Bockemühl
Participation, Co-operation and Adaptive Mutations:
    Complementing Ecological and Evolutionary Paradigms   Johannes Wirz
Foreword to the Natural Scientific Writings of Goethe from
    Kürschner’s Deutsche National-Litteratur, Goethes Werke Karl Julius Schröer
Karl Julius Schröer (1825-1900) – Teacher of Rudolf Steiner:
    A biographical Sketch David Wood
Towards a History and Sociology of the
    Anthroposophical Research Institutes in the 1920s     Christoph Podak
60 pages, £4.00 (including UK postage)
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No. 6 (September 2000)
Geometric Crystal Morphology on a Projective Basis – Towards the Complementarity of Morphology and Structure Theory, Renatus Ziegler (45pp).
Review Article: Capillary Dynamolysis, David Heaf
56 pages, £4.00 (including UK postage)

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No.7 (September 2001)
The fourth dimension, Rudolf Steiner (Berlin, 24.3.05).

Large-scale Reservoir Projects – Examples of Faustian Work, Eduard Naudascher.
Lilly Kolisko – Life and Work 1889-1976, Gisbert Husemann.
48 pages, £3.00 (including UK postage)

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No. 8 (September 2002)
What is Goetheanism? Wolfgang Schad (32 pp)
Some thoughts on the oxalic acid/formic acid processes Judyth Sassoon
40 pages, £3.00 (including UK postage)
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No. 9 (September 2003)
Shape changes of ripening mistletoe berries Heidi Flückiger and Stephan Baumgartner
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and uric acid Judyth Sassoon
Microbial processes and plant life – a key to a chemistry of life Norbert Pfennig and Jochen Bockemühl
43 pages, £3.50 (including UK postage)
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No. 10 (September 2004)
Mistletoe berry shapes and the zodiac Stephan Baumgartner, Heidi Flückiger and Hartmut Ramm
Experiments at Moon-Saturn conjunctions using the capillary dynamolysis method of Lili Kolisko Dirk Rohde

32 pages, £2.50 (including UK postage)
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No. 11 (September 2005)
Moving pictures: the world of meaning of two meadow butterflies, Daniel Kuster and Johannes Wirz
The marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) in ecologically different farmland habitats, Johannes Wirz and Daniel Kuster
The fortnightly tree bud rhythms of Lawrence Edwards, Nick Kollerstrom

52 pages, £4.00 (including UK postage)
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No. 12 (September 2006)
The buttercup family through the course of the year - interrelationships between plant phenology and basic questions in evolution, Jürgen Momsen
The conifer type - steps in the development of an imaginative understanding of trees, Jan Albert Rispens
The conifer cone, Jan Albert Rispens

60 pages, £4.50 (including UK postage)
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No. 13 (September 2007)
Integrity as identity, Sylvie Pouteau.
The 'I' and the reality of the atom, Peter Gschwind.
Goetheanism - its methods and significance in the science of the living, Ernst-Michael Kranich.
48 pages, £4.00 (including UK postage)
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Publication in November from 2008 onwards:

No. 14 (November 2008)
Networks, not building blocks - the idea of the organism in genetics and epigenetics, Johannes Wirz.
Meadows as a picture of their environment, Werner Schneider.
Goetheanism - false dichotomy Peer Schilperoord.
52 pages, £4.00 (including UK postage)
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No. 15 (November 2009)
Evolutionary biology today – a contribution to the Darwin Year 2009: 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species, Wolfgang Schad
An outline for a biology of freedom using songbirds as an example – concerning the differentiation of the territorial song
, Walther Streffer
56 pages, £5.00 (including UK postage)
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Cae Llwyd
LL52 0SG

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