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 Riddle of Man
GA 20

This first English translation of Rudolf Steiner's Vom Menschenrätsel is by William Lindeman. Vom Menschenrätsel was first published in 1916; the most recent 4th German edition, published by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland, appeared in 1957 as Bibl.–Nr.20 in the collected works of Rudolf Steiner.

Published in German as: Vom Menschenrätsel. Ausgesprochenes und Unausgesprochenes im Denken, Schauen, Sinnen einer Reihe deutscher und österreichischer Persönlichkeiten, this book was translated by William Lindeman. We present it here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

 Cover Sheet  
Translator's Introduction  

Foreword and Introduction  
Thought - World, Personality, Peoples  
Addition, for the Second Edition of 1918  

German Idealism's Picture of the World  
Idealism as an Awakening of the Soul: Johann Gottlieb Fichte  
Idealism as a View About Nature and the Spirit: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling  
German Idealism as the Beholding of Thoughts: Hegel  

A Forgotten Stream in German Spiritual Life  
Pictures from the Thought-Life of Austria  
New Perspectives  

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