Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—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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