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.

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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