Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy
GA 26

XVIII. How the Leading Thoughts are to be used

After the Christmas Foundation Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach (1923–24), Rudolf Steiner wrote week by week articles addressed to the members. Contained in this volume are the early articles that describe the character of the Society arising from the Foundation Meeting and give advice as to its conduct and relation to the world.

This volume is also known as: Letters to the Members, Volume I, 1924. The German text is published under the title: Das lebendige Wesen der Anthroposophie und seine Pflege, reprinted from the Complete Centenary Edition of the Works of Rudolf Steiner (from the section of Collected Essays and Letters to the Members).

 Cover Sheet  
Introduction  
 
Dates indicate when the Letters were printed for the first time in the members' supplement to the Goetheanum Weekly.
 

Letters to Members:
Foundation of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas Meeting, 1923, Dornach, Switzerland.

13 January 1924

To all Members — I

20 January 1924

To all Members — II
The right Relationship of the Society to Anthroposophy.*

27 January 1924

To all Members — III
Members' Meetings.*

3 February 1924

To all Members — IV
The Relation of the Members to the Society.*

10 February 1924

To all Members — V
Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts.*

17 February 1924

To all Members — VI
The Quest for Knowledge and the Will for Self-Discipline.*

24 February 1924

To all Members — VII
The Work in the Society.

2 March 1924

To all Members — VIII
The Work in the Society.

9 March 1924

To all Members — IX
Individual Formulation of Anthroposophical Truths.*

16 March 1924

To all Members — X
On how to present Anthroposophical Truths.*

23 March 1924

To all Members — XI
On the Teaching of Anthroposophy.

30 March 1924

To all Members — XII
Concerning Group Meetings.

6 April 1924

To all Members — XIII
The pictorial Nature of Man.*

18 May 1924

To all Members — XIV
What is the Tone which should prevail in the Group Meetings?

25 May 1924

To all Members — XV
Something more about the Tone which is necessary in the Group Meetings.

1 June 1924

To all Members — XVI
Something more about the Results of the Christmas Meeting.

6 July 1924

To all Members — XVII
Understanding of the Spirit and conscious Experience of Destiny.

13 July 1924

To all Members — XVIII
How the Leading Thoughts are to be used.

10 August 1924

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