Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

This small book contains 16 short sections, each section treating one or another aspect of Spiritual Science. The last section discusses the relation between this book and two others which deal with similar topics, namely Theosophy and Occult Science — an Outline.

In addition, clear and succinct summary chapters are interspersed in between the longer and more detailed sections, making this a very easily accessible book.

It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Introductory Remarks
I:Concerning the Reliance which may he placed on Thinking
II:Concerning Knowledge of the Spiritual World
III:Concerning Mans Etheric Body and the Elemental World
IV:Summary of the Foregoing
V:Concerning Reincarnation and Karma
VI:Concerning the Astral Body and the Luciferic Beings
VII:Summary of the Foregoing
VIII:Concerning the Guardian of the Threshold
IX:Concerning the Ego-Feeling and the Human Soul's Capacity for Love
X:Concerning the Boundary between the Physical World and Supersensible Worlds
XI:Concerning Beings of the Spirit-Worlds
XII:Concerning Spiritual Cosmic Beings
XIII:The First Beginnings of Mans Physical Body
XIV:Concerning Mans Real Ego
XV:Summary of Part of the Foregoing
XVI:Remarks on the Connection of what is in this Book with Accounts in Theosophy and Occult Science

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