Publisher's Note - Foreword, by Irmgard Rossmann - Introduction - 1. On the Development of Natural Science - 2. On the Development of Human Consciousness - 3. On the Evolution of Earth and Cosmos - 4. On the Idea and Evolution of Space - 5. The Polarity of Peripheral and Central Forces in Nature - Light-ether, air-element, force of densification - Tone-ether, water-element, force of 'gravity' - Life-ether, earth-element, force of fragmentation - Warmth-ether, fire-element, physical heat - 6. Overview of the Phenomena Treated Thus Far - Constructive and destructive forces in nature - The collaboration of elements, ethers and physical forces - 7. The Forces of Sub-nature: Electricity, Magnetism, Nuclear Force - 8. The 'Universal Formula' or the Constitution of World and Man - 9. Comparison of the Universal Formula with Aristotelian Categories and the Tree of Sephirot, by Irmgard Rossmann - Appendix: Irmgard Rossmann, Biographical Sketch; Life and Work of Ernst Marti, An Outline - Notes
ERNST MARTI (1903-1985) was born in Switzerland and studied medicine in Vienna and Basel. He worked as a doctor in Solothorn and Arlesheim, Switzerland, where he met Ita Wegman. She entrusted him with the task of researching the etheric forces, to which he then devoted his whole life. He worked for more than 40 years as a doctor in Basel and founded the Society of Anthroposophical Doctors in Germany. He gave many lectures and courses for doctors as well as the general public and wrote numerous essays and papers that were published in specialist periodicals. He died at the Ita Wegman clinic.