Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere—
Summer Solstice
Week 11

In this the sun's high hour it rests
With you to understand these words of wisdom:
Surrender to the beauty of the world,
Be stirred with new-enlivened feeling;
The human I can lose itself
And find itself within the cosmic I.

Southern Hemisphere—
Winter Solstice
Week 37

To carry spirit light into world-winter-night
My heart is ardently impelled,
That shining seeds of soul
Take root in grounds of worlds
And Word Divine through senses' darkness
Resounds, transfiguring all life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Festivals

Christmas

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning I: Christmas Various
Various Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival Various
108 The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer 1908
125 The Christmas Festival In The Changing Course Of Time 1910
125 Yuletide and the Christmas Festival 1910
143 Birth of the Light 1912
150 Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting - A Christmas Offering 1913
157a The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play 1915
157a The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego 1915
187 The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul 1918
203 The Two Christmas Annunciations 1921

Easter

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning II: Easter Various
Various Three Lectures on Easter and Pentecost 1921
54 Easter 1906
54 Easter and the Awakening to Cosmic Thought 1906
133 Earthly and Cosmic Man: An Easter Meditation 1911
198 The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse 1920
233a Easter as a Part of the Mystery-History of Mankind 1924

Ascension and Pentecost

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning III: Ascension and Pentecost Various
Various Three Lectures on Easter and Pentecost 1921
148 The Fifth Gospel, Lecture II 1913

St. John's Day

GA# Title Year
112 The Gospel of St. John: I. The Johannine Christians 1909
112 The Gospel of St. John: VI. The Atlantean Oracle 1909
112 The Gospel of St. John: VII. The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit 1909
114 The Gospel of St. Luke: Lecture V 1909
114 The Gospel of St. Luke: Lecture VI 1909
219 Man and the World of Stars: I. Midsummer and Midwinter Mysteries 1922
223 The Cycle of the Year: Lecture IV 1923
229 The Four Seasons of the Archangels: IV. The St. John Imagination 1923

Michaelmas

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning IV: Michaelmas Various
223 Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man 1923

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