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.

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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