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.

Cosmology, Religion and Philosophy
GA 25

Each chapter of this book was originally a part of a series of ten lectures given at the Goetheanum in September of 1922, known as the “French Course.” These lectures were revised by Steiner for printed form and were published as a book. As lectures, they are in GA 215.

Cosmology, Religion and Philosophy (1943)

A series of lectures commencing with the opening of the “French course” at the Goetheanum Dornach, September 1922, published by Frau Dr. Steiner in one volume. It focuses on exercises to attain higher spiritual development. Steiner gives a description of philosophy based on Imagination, cosmology based on Inspiration, and religion based on Intuition. This is followed by a rich account of the stages of sleep and the period between death and rebirth, especially the role of Christ after death as revealed to spiritual cognition.

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