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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man
GA 223

In these lectures Steiner shows us the need to “expand the horizon of life into the breadth of the world” so that we can overcome the contemporary “hermit existence.” This volume along with Cycle of the Year completes the entire German volume GA 223.

The four lectures in this volume were given in Vienna, September 27 to October 1, 1923. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Der Jahreskreislauf als Atmungsvorgang der Erde und die vief grossen Festeszeiten (Vol. 223 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by Samuel and Loni Lockwood

Introduction
Translator's Note
I.Lecture I September 27, 1923
II.Lecture II September 28, 1923
III.Lecture III September 30, 1923
IV.Lecture IV October 01, 1923

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