Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—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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