Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Stages of Higher Knowledge
GA 12

This short book is a sequel to Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment. The contents first appeared in 1905 in the magazine Lucifer-Gnosis. Later, it was republished in book form.

The Stages of Higher Knowledge (1967)

In these essays Steiner describes the experiences of the student of the three higher stages of consciousness: Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. He shows how the student progresses through the various stages on the path to higher knowledge.


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