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.

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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