Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

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.

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.

 Cover Sheet
 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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