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.

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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