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The Rudolf Steiner Archive

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Calendar of the Soul
GA 40

For more information, read this overview. Find complete calendars categorized by translator in GA 40.

Current Verse: Week 02

Ins Äussre des Sinnesalls
Verliert Gedankenmacht ihr Eigensein;
Es finden Geisteswelten
Den Menschensprossen wieder,
Der Seinen Keim in ihnen,
Doch seine Seelenfrucht
In sich muss finden.

—Rudolf Steiner

Corresponding Verse: Week 51

Ins Innre des Menschenwesens
Ergiesst der Sinne Reichtum sich,
Es findet sich der Weltengeist
Im Spiegelbild des Menschenauges,
Das seine Kraft aus ihm
Sich neu erschaffen muss.

—Rudolf Steiner

To outer universe of sense
The force of thinking loses its own impress;
The worlds of Spirit find
Once more the human offspring,
Whose seed must be in them,
But then whose fruit of soul
In self must find.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

Into the inner self of Man
The senses' riches pour themselves,
The cosmic Spirit finds itself
Reflected in the human eye,
Which must create anew
From It, its inner strength.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

The all-embracing outwardness of sense
invades the sovereignty of separate minds;
the Spirits of the worlds
now rediscover budding Man,
whose soul must look to find in them his seed
but in herself the yield.

—Tr. Owen Barfield

Disclosing itself whole,
unfettering its native powers
zest-of-becoming, latent in the world,
accosts the 'I' of Man:
'Loosing my life from its enchanter's ban
by passing it across to thee
I end at last in my appointed goal.'

—Tr. Owen Barfield

Within the outer world of Sense
Thought-power doth lose existence of its own;
The Spirit-worlds are finding
Once more their human offspring
Which must its seed discover
In Spirit; but its fruit
In self must ripen.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

There flow into man's inner being
The riches of the World of Sense,
The Cosmic Spirit finds itself
Within the human eye reflected,
Which ever must renew
Its power from Spirit-source.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

Within the All that outward lies
Thought­power loses self­confines;
The spirit worlds discover
Their offspring, man, again —
Who finds his seed in them,
But for the fruits of soul
Must seek within himself.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

Into the inner life of man
The senses pour their treasure.
The Cosmic Spirit finds itself
Reflected in the human eye,
Whose strength from it again
Must ever be renewed.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

Turned toward the outer universe
The power of thought
Surrenders its self-centeredness;
The worlds of spirit find again
Their human offspring,
While man himself must find once more
In them his first life seed,
But in himself the soul's ripe fruit.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

Into the inner soul of man
The senses pour their wealth.
The Cosmic Spirit sees himself
Reflected in man's eye,
Which still its strength must recreate
Anew from Him.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

Into the sense world's outer realm
The faculty of thought its separate nature loses,
The Spirit worlds now find again
Their human offspring,
Who needs to find his seed in them,
But in himself
His soul's own fruit.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

Into the inner realm of man
The senses' riches pour themselves.
The Cosmic Spirit finds Itself
Reflected in the human eye,
Which must create anew
From it its faculty.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

Into the senses' outer world
Power of thought its separate being loses;
The worlds of Spirit find
Their human offspring once again,
And he must find his seed
In them, yet in himself
His soul's own fruit.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

Into the inner being of Man
The riches of the senses pour themselves,
The Spirit of the World now finds Himself
In mirrored image of the human eye,
Which must itself create anew
Its power out of Him.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

Into the outer world of sense
Thought power its own nature loses;
Once again the spirit worlds
Light upon their offspring, man
Who needs must find his source in them
Yet fruit of soul
Within himself.

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

Into man's inner being
The richness of the senses flows;
The spirit of the world thus finds himself
In mirror'd image of the human eye,
Which from that self same Spirit
Must create its strength anew.

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

Into the outer realms of the senses
the power of thinking loses its individuality.
Spirit worlds rediscover their human progeny,
as seeds within them.
But I must find within my self
the fruit of my own soul.

—Tr. Tom Mellett

Into my own inner being
Pour the riches of the senses.
The cosmic spirit finds itself
the mirror image of my eyes.
And these eyes
must recreate their forces
from that same spirit source.

—Tr. Tom Mellett

Out in the sense-world's glory
The power of thought gives up
its separate being,
And spirit worlds discover
Again their human offspring,
Who germinates in them
But in itself must find
The fruit of soul.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

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.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

In thrall to everything in sight
The mind forgets its sense of self;
Worlds of spirit will commune
With human progeny once again,
For as their seed lies deep within,
Just so their fruits of soul
As well must be found within.

—Tr. John Riedel MD

Into mankind’s inner ways
Bursts the wealth of sensory rays.
The world-spirit finds itself
Mirror-imaged by human eyes,
So that it’s force out of this
Must be remade anew.

—Tr. John Riedel MD