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Calendar of the Soul


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 Michael Mystery
GA 26

This book is a collection of 29 letters to the members of the Anthroposophical Society. These letters are in addition to the eighteen letters contained in the previous collection, The Life, Nature and Cultivation of Anthroposophy.

These letters and guidelines were among the last writings by Steiner. Their significance has yet to be fully recognized. This is a human guidebook for the 21st Century. Translation by Ethel Bowen-Wedgwood,
revised by George Adams

 Cover Sheet  
Foreword to this Edition  
Chapter I: At the Dawn of the Michael Age  
Chapter II: The Human Soul before the Dawn of the Michael Age  
Chapter III: The Pre-Michaelite Way, and the Way of Michael  
Chapter IV: Michael's Task in the sphere of Ahriman  
Chapter V: Michael's Experiences in the Fulfillment of his Cosmic Mission  
Chapter VI: Mankind's Future and the Work of Michael  
Chapter VII: Michael-Christ in Man  
Chapter VIII: Michael's mission in the Cosmic Age of Human Freedom  
Chapter IX: World-Thoughts in Michael, and World-Thoughts in Ahriman  
Chapter X: Before the Door of the Spiritual Soul (I)  
Chapter XI: Before the Door of the Spiritual Soul (II)  
Chapter XII: Before the Door of the Spiritual Soul (II, continued)  
Chapter XIII: Before the Door of the Spiritual Soul (III)  
Chapter XIV: A Christmas Contemplation: the Mystery of the Logos  
Chapter XV: Heavenly History, Mythological History, Earthly History. The Mystery of Golgotha  
Chapter XVI: What is seen on looking back into Man's repeated Earth Lives  
Chapter XVII: What is seen on looking back into Man's previous Lives between Death and new Birth (I)  
Chapter XVIII: What is seen on looking back into Man's previous Lives between Death and new Birth (II)  
Chapter XIX: What is the Earth, in reality, in the Macrocosm?  
Chapter XX: Sleep and Waking, in the Light of the previous Observations  
Chapter XXI: Gnosis and Anthroposophy  
Chapter XXII: Man's Freedom and the Michael Age  
Chapter XXIII: Where is Man as a Thinking and Remembering Being?  
Chapter XXIV: Man in his Macrocosmic Being  
Chapter XXV: Man's sensing and Thinking Systems in their Relation to the World  
Chapter XXVI: Memory and Conscience  
Chapter XXVII: The apparent Extinction of the Knowledge of the Spirit in the New Age  
Chapter XXVIII: Historic Upheavals at the Dawn of the Spiritual Soul  
Chapter XXIX: From Nature to Sub-Nature  

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