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.

The Stages of Higher Knowledge
GA 12

Published in German as Die Stufen der hoeheren Erkenntnis, 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.

Major divisions of this book deal with Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. These three terms have a special significance as indicated by the author and should not be understood as identical with commonly-used words with which they might be confused.

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. This translation is by Lisa Monges and Floyd McKnight.

Translator Note
From the Preface of Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
Preface by Marie Steiner
Chapter One:The Stages of Higher Knowledge
Chapter Two:Imagination
Chapter Three:Inspiration
Chapter Four:Inspiration and Intuition

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