Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 13

And when I live in senses' heights,
There flames up deep within my soul
Out of the spirit's fiery worlds
The gods' own word of truth:
In spirit sources seek expectantly
To find your spirit kinship.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 39

Surrendering to spirit revelation
I gain the light of cosmic being;
The power of thinking, growing clearer,
Gains strength to give myself to me,
And quickening there frees itself
From thinker's energy my sense of self.

—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.

 Cover Sheet  
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  
Recommended Literature  

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