Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Threshold of the Spiritual World
GA 17

In The Threshold of the Spiritual World, Steiner describes various spiritual experiences, thus offering continually fresh points of view on the supersensible world. Steiner also presents clear suggestions for the reader's own practice of meditation. It has also been published as A Way of Self-knowledge.

The Threshold of the Spiritual World (1922)

It is a small book containing 16 short sections, each section dealing with one or another aspect of Spiritual Science. The last section discusses the relation between this book and two others which deal with similar topics: Theosophy and Occult Science — an Outline.

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