Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 6

There has arisen from its narrow limits
My self and finds itself
As revelation of all worlds
Within the sway of time and space;
The world, as archetype divine,
Displays to me at every turn
The truth of my own likeness.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 32

I feel my own force, bearing fruit
And gaining strength to give me to the world.
My inmost being I feel charged with power
To turn with clearer insight
Toward the weaving of life's destiny.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Christianity as Mystical Fact
GA 8

What is the connection between early Christianity and its contemporary counterparts and its antecedents? The comparison is not to Roman emperor worship, but rather to the practices of the Mystery Religions. One interesting comparison which can be made is the raising of Lazarus to the traditional temple sleep of three days and three nights.

As his source for many of the classical quotations included in Christianity as Mystical Fact, Rudolf Steiner used Otto Willman's Geschichte des Idealismus, History of Idealism. The present translators have referred to original texts wherever possible for this edition of Steiner's book.

 Cover Sheet  
Opening Quotes by Rudolf Steiner  
Bibliographical Note  
Introduction: Rudolf Steiner — A Biographical Sketch  
Author's Preface to the Second Edition  
Points of View  
Mysteries and Mystery Wisdom  
Greek Sages Before Plato In the Light of Mystery Wisdom  
Plato as a Mystic  
Mystery Wisdom and Myth  
Egyptian Mystery Wisdom  
The Gospels  
The Miracle of the Raising of Lazarus  
The Apocalypse of John  
Jesus and His Historical Background  
The Essence of Christianity  
Christianity and Pagan Wisdom  
Augustine and the Church  
Comments By the Author  

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