Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 5

Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods' creative work:
Within its shine, the soul's true being
Is widened into worldwide life
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 31

The light from spirit depths
Strives to ray outwards, sun-imbued;
Transformed to forceful will of life
It shines into the senses' dullness
To bring to birth the powers
Whereby creative forces, soul-impelled,
Shall ripen into human deeds.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Four Mystery Dramas
GA 14

Rudolf Steiner wrote four mystery plays entitled:

  1. Portal of Initiation (1910)
  2. The Soul's Probation (1911)
  3. The Guardian of the Threshold (1912)
  4. The Soul's Awakening (1913)

They contain the whole essence of anthroposophy. Indeed, Rudolf Steiner said that, if through some unlikely chance the four Mystery Dramas alone should survive, in them the essential content of anthroposophy would be preserved. From time to time these plays are performed on the stage of the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

Four Mystery Plays (1925)

Includes The Portal of Initiation, The Soul's Probation, The Guardian of the Threshold, and The Soul's Awakening. Steiner's bold attempt to depict in dramatic form the experiences of a group of people and their relationships as they go on a path of spiritual development as well as the supersensible beings who help and hinder them.


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