Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Cosmic Memory
GA 11

These early lectures reconstruct events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history and include a core investigation of the origins, achievements and fate of the Atlanteans and Lemurians. These remarkable “lost” root races developed the first concepts of “good” and “evil,” manipulated the forces of nature, laid the groundwork of all human legal and ethical systems, and defined and nurtured the distinctive yet complementary powers of men and women that brought humankind, many centuries ago, to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments.

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

 Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
i: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
ii: From the Akasha Chronicle (Preface)
iii: Our Atlantean Ancestors
iv: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
v: The Lemurian Race
vi: The Division into Sexes
vii: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
viii: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
ix: Beginning of the Present Earth — Extrusion of the Sun
x: Extrusion of the Moon
xi: Some Necessary Points of View
xii: On the Origin of the Earth
xiii: The Earth and Its Future
xiv: The Life of Saturn
xv: The Life of the Sun
xvi: Life on the Moon
xvii: The Life of Earth
xviii: The Fourfold Man of Earth
xix: Answers to Questions
xx: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)

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