Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 25

I can belong now to myself
And shining spread my inner light
Into the dark of space and time.
Toward sleep is urging all creation,
But inmost soul must stay awake
And carry wakefully sun's glowing
Into the winter's icy flowing.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 51

Into our inner being
The riches of the senses pour.
The Cosmic Spirit finds itself
Reflected in the human eye,
Which ever must renew its strength
From out that spirit source.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Fundamentals of Therapy
GA 27

Fundamentals of Therapy, An Extension of the Art of Healing Through Spiritual Knowledge is the only book in which Rudolf Steiner shared the authorship. This book, written in a very condensed, almost meditative style, is a step toward revitalizing the art of healing with the spiritual awareness it once possessed. The intention is not to underrate the scientific and technological medicine of today, but to illume it beyond its present materialist outlook with a deeper realization of the nature of the human being.

Fundamentals of Therapy, by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman, MD, was published by the Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1983. It was translated from the German by E. A. Frommer and J. Josephson.

Preface to the 1st Edition
Preface to the 4th Edition (1983)
I.True Knowledge Of The Human Being
As A Foundation For The Art Of Medicine
II.Why Does Man Become Ill?
III.The Manifestations Of Life
IV.Concerning The Nature Of The Sentient Organism
V.Plant, Animal, Man
VI.Blood And Nerve
VII.Nature Of Healing Effects
VIII.Activities Within The Human Organism.
Diabetes Mellitus
IX.The Function Of Protein In The Human Body,
And Albuminuria
X.The Function Of Fat In The Human Organism
And The Deceptive Local Syndromes
XI.The Forming Of The Human Body And Gout
XII.Construction And Excretion
In The Human Organism
XIII.On The Essential Nature Of Illness
And Healing
XIV.An Approach To The Therapeutic Way Of Thinking
XV.The Therapeutic Process
XVI.Knowledge Of Therapeutic Substances
XVII.Knowledge Of Substance As A Basis For
The Knowledge Of Medicaments
XVIII.Curative Eurythmy
XIX.Typical Cases Of Illness
XX.Typical Therapeutic Substances
Postscript by Ita Wegman

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