Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 43

In winter's depths is kindled
True spirit life with glowing warmth;
It gives to world appearance,
Through forces of the heart, the power to be.
Grown strong, the human soul defies
With inner fire the coldness of the world.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 17

Thus speaks the cosmic Word
That I by grace through senses' portals
Have led into my innermost soul:
Imbue your spirit depths
With my wide world horizons
To find in future time myself in you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Theosophy
GA 9

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.

This edition is a translation of the German text (28th edition of 1961) entitled, Theosophie. Einfuerung in uebersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung, in the Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner (Vol. 9 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961), by M. Cotterell and A. P. Shepherd. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Note on the Title
Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction
Chapter I:The Nature of Man
1:The Corporal Being of Man
2:The Soul-being of Man
3:The Spiritual Being of Man
4:Body, Soul and Spirit
Chapter II:Re-embodiment of the Spirit and Destiny
Chapter III:The Three Worlds
1:The Soul-world
2:The Soul in the Soul-world after Death
3:The Spiritland
4:The Spirit in the Spiritland after Death
5:The Physical World and its Connection with the Soul-world and Spiritland
6:Thought-forms and the Human Aura
Chapter IV:The Path of Knowledge
Addenda

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