Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 44

In reaching for new sense attractions,
Soul-clarity would fill,
Mindful of spirit-birth attained,
The world's bewildering, sprouting growth
With the creative will of my own thinking.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 18

Can I expand my soul
That it unites itself
With cosmic Word received as seed?
I sense that I must find the strength
To fashion worthily my soul
As fitting raiment for the spirit.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Twelve Moods
GA 40

These verses embody in their sounds and structure the cosmic influences on the human being of the planetary movements playing the instrument of the fixed stars. They were given to eurythmists in order to bring the twelve cosmic consonants and seven cosmic vowels into movement on earth. They also offer tremendous riches to anyone seeking to have an individual connection with the world of spirit through sound and movement.

This volume contains an introduction by Ruth Pusch, a talk given by Rudolf Steiner before the Eurythmy presentation of the "Twelve Moods", and twelve verses by Rudolf Steiner entitled "Twelve Moods". In addition, there are two other poems by Rudolf Steiner: "The Song of Initiation, A Satire" and "Planet Dance". This translation is by Alice Wulsin, Gerald Karnow, and Ruth Pusch.

Introduction
Rudolf Steiner's Words before the Eurythmy Presentation of the
“Twelve Moods” in Dornach, August 29, 1915
Twelve Moods
The Song of Initiation, a Satire
Planet Dance

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