Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

On the Life of the Soul
GA 36

Exploring dreams, fantasy, memory, and perception, Steiner develops here a remarkable, experiential path to higher knowledge. It is a very concentrated work that can be studied over and over.

The four essays presented here were written during October and November of 1923. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled Der Goetheanumgedanke inmitten der Kulturkrisis der Gegenwart 1921–1925. (Vol. 36 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). They were translated from the German by Samuel Borton and edited by Alan Howard and Gisela O'Neil.

I.The Human Soul in the Twilight of Dreams
II.The Human Soul in the Light of Spirit Vision
III.The Human Soul on the Path to Self-Observation
IV.The Human Soul in Courage and Fear

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