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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 48

Im Lichte, das aus Weltenhöhen
Der Seele machtvoll fliessen will,
Erscheine, lösend Seelenrätsel,
Des Weltendenkens Sicherheit,
Versammelnd seiner Strahlen Macht,
Im Menschenherzen Liebe weckend.

—Rudolf Steiner

Corresponding Verse: Week 05

Im Lichte, das aus Geistestiefen
Im Raume fruchtbar webend
Der Götter Schaffen offenbart:
In ihm erscheint der Seele Wesen
Geweitet zu dem Weltensein
Und auferstanden
Aus enger Selbstheit Innenmacht.

—Rudolf Steiner

In light, which out of cosmic heights
Would flow with might into my soul,
Let world-thought certainty appear,
Resolving riddles of the soul,
And rallying its mighty rays,
In human hearts awaken love.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

In light, which out of Spirit depth
In space fruit-bearing weaving,
Which there reveals the gods' creating:
The essence of the soul appears
Expanded to the universe
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner might.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

Within the light that, flooding from on high,
would pour into the soul let there appear,
healing the ravell'd soul's perplexities
the unalterable Thinking of the World,
focusing its almighty throng of rays
to the wakening of love in human hearts.

—Tr. Owen Barfield

Within the light whose birth from spirit-deeps
and fruitful weaving through space
reveals the gods' creating loom
soul's true existence is made manifest;
the Being of the World becomes her room,
from cramping selfhood's narrow tyranny
risen as from a tomb.

—Tr. Owen Barfield

Within the Light from heights of Cosmos
That wills to flow into my soul
May there appear, soul-riddles solving,
The Cosmic Thinking's certainty,
Collecting all its powerful rays
And love in human hearts awakening.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

In Light which in its fruitful weaving
In Space, from depth of Spirit,
Reveals the Gods' creative work,
In this appears the Soul's true Being
Expanded to the Universe,
And resurrected
From narrow Selfhood's inner might.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

In light that down from cosmic heights
Will flow with pow’r to meet the soul,
May there appear, soul’s riddle solving,
The certainty of cosmic thinking —
Foregathering its radiant might,
In human hearts awak’ning love.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

In light that wells from spirit depths
And weaving fruitfully in space
Reveals the god’s creative work:
Appears the soul’s own being,
Expanded now to world existence
And risen free
From narrow inwardness of self.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

Within the light which out of worlds on high
Would flood the soul with power,
May there appear the certainty of cosmic thought,
Solving the riddles of the soul,
Combining all the rays of power,
And waking love within the hearts of men.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

Within the light which out of Spirit depth
Weaves fruitfully in space
And thus displays the working of the gods:
In it the soul beholds herself
Spread to the compass of the world
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's secret power.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

Within the light, which out of cosmic heights
Would flow into the soul with might,
May Cosmic Thinking's certainty shine forth,
Resolving riddles of the soul,
And, focusing its mighty rays,
Awaken love within the human heart.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

Within the light, which out of spirit depths
In space its fertile splendour weaves,
Revealing thus the Gods' creating —
In it appears the soul's inherent being
To Universal Being widened
And risen now
From narrow selfhood's inner sway.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

Within the light that out of Cosmic Heights
Wills mightily to flow into my soul,
May there appear, unrav'ling riddles of soul
The certainty of Universal Thinking,
And gathering the power of its rays
Awaken Love within the human heart.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves fruitfully in space,
The Gods' creative deeds revealing —
In this appears the soul's own being
Widened to Universal Life
And risen again
From narrow Selfhood's inner sway.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

Within the Light which for the Soul
Mightily would flow from universal heights
Shine forth world thinking's certainty,
Solving riddles of the soul,
Gathering the power of its rays,
Waking love within the human heart.

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

In light which from the spirit-depths
While weaving fruitfully in space
Reveals the God creating —
In this soul-being becomes manifest,
Widened to the life of worlds
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

Let the certainty of cosmic thinking appear
in the Light! —
that longs to flow
forcefully into my soul:
solving riddles of the soul,
focusing the force of its rays,
awakening love in human hearts.

—Tr. Tom Mellett

How the gods create
from the depths of the spirit
reveals itself in the Light
weaving prolifically in space.
In this Light appears
the being of my Soul —
as wide now as the universe —
even resurrected
from the inward power
of my narrow self.

—Tr. Tom Mellett

Within the light that out of world-wide heights
Would stream with power toward the soul,
May certainty of cosmic thinking
Arise to solve the soul's enigmas —
And focusing its mighty rays,
Awaken love in human hearts.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods' creative work:
Within its shine, the soul's true being
Is widened into worldwide life
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

In the light from heavenly heights
In which the soul would sail with might,
Should appear, unraveling soul-riddles,
The certainty of world-thinking,
Gathering up its mighty strands,
Waking love in human hearts.

—Tr. John Riedel MD

In the light from spirit depths
Weaving afar on fertile field
The work of gods stands revealed:
In it appears soul’s essence
Broadened to world existence
And resurrected
From selfhood’s narrow course.

—Tr. John Riedel MD