Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Theosophy
GA 9

An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man

Theosophy begins by describing the threefold nature of the human being: the body, or sense-world; the soul, or inner world; and the spirit, or universal world of cosmic archetypes. A profound discussion of reincarnation and karma follows, concluding with a description of the soul's journey through regions of the supersensible world after death. The book closes with an outline of the path to higher knowledge.

Translated by Henry B. Monges
and revised for this edition by Gilbert Church, Ph.D.

From the Prefaces to the First, Second, and Third Editions
Preface to the Revised English Edition
Introduction
Chapter I. The Essential Nature of Man
  1. The Corporeal Nature of Man
  1. The Soul Nature of Man
  1. The Spiritual Nature of Man
  1. Body, Soul and Spirit
Chapter II. Re-embodiment of the Spirit and Destiny
Chapter III. The Three Worlds
  1. The Soul World
  1. The Soul in the Soul World After Death
  1. The Spiritland
  1. The Spirit in Spiritland After Death
  1. The Physical World and its Connection with the Soul and Spiritland
  1. Thought Forms and the Human Aura
Chapter IV. The Path of Knowledge
Addenda

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