Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—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

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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