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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Arts and Their Mission
GA 276

Steiner's extraordinary insights on architecture, sculpture, painting, drama, costuming, music, poetry, eurythmy, and more. From the contents:

“The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct stimulation from the spiritual world. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more into the spiritual world.”

The original German edition was issued under the title: Das Kuenstlerische in seiner Weltmission. Der Genius der Sprache. Die Welt des sich offenbarenden Scheines. Anthroposophie und Kunst. Anthroposophie und Dichtung. Translated by Lisa D. Monges and Virginia Moore.

Introduction
Lecture I May 27, 1923
Lecture II June 01, 1923
Lecture III June 02, 1923
Lecture IV June 03, 1923
Lecture V June 08, 1923
Lecture VI June 09, 1923
Lecture VII May 18, 1923
Lecture VIII May 20, 1923

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