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 Riddles of the Soul
GA 21

The title, Riddles of the Soul. Anthropology and anthroposophy, Max Dessoir about anthroposophy, Franz Brentano (an obituary). Sketchy extensions, says a lot. The statements in this publication that Rudolf Steiner pulls “some of the scientific threads that need to be drawn from the philosophy of anthroposophy, the psychology and physiology.” The significant finding of tripartism of the human organism finds its first representation here.

Another version of this volume is, The Case For Anthroposophy. It contains English translations of eight of the eleven essays appearing in the German original. The three sections in the German original which do not appear in the English translation are: Max Dessoir on Anthroposophy, Franz Brentano (a memorial address), and The Separation of the Psychological from the Non-Psychological in Franz Brentano.

The Case for Anthroposophy (1970)

This version of Von Seelenrätseln, an abbreviated version, three of the topics are left out and the title was changed to, The Case for Anthroposophy. It was published in 1970 by the Rudolf Steiner Press in London, England, and translated by Owen Barfield.


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