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 Riddle of Man
GA 20

From the German edition entitled, Vom Menschenrätsel. Ausgesprochenes und Unausgesprochenes im Denken, Schauen, Sinnen einer Reihe deutscher und österreichischer Persönlichkeiten. In English, The Riddle of Man. The pronounced and unspoken thought, look, and senses of a number of German and Austrian personalities.

A Road to Self-Knowledge (1990)

This is the only known English edition, and was published by Mercury Press, Spring Valley, New York, in 1990. It was translated from the 4th German edition of 1957 by William Lindeman. Contents: the world of ideas, personality, national awareness / The worldview of German idealism / Idealism as a soul awakening: JG Fichte / Idealism as a natural and social perception: FWJ Schelling / German idealism as thoughts intuition: GWF Hegel / A Forgotten flow in German intellectual life / Pictures from the life of Austrian thoughts / Views.


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