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.

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.

Introduction
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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