Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—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.

 Cover Sheet
 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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