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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 43

In winter's depths is kindled
True spirit life with glowing warmth;
It gives to world appearance,
Through forces of the heart, the power to be.
Grown strong, the human soul defies
With inner fire the coldness of the world.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 17

Thus speaks the cosmic Word
That I by grace through senses' portals
Have led into my innermost soul:
Imbue your spirit depths
With my wide world horizons
To find in future time myself in you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Festivals and Their Meaning IV:
Michaelmas

Seven selected lectures given in various cities, this volume is a tremendous help for participating in the deep spiritual realities behind the Michaelmas festival. Throughout his life Steiner talked about a modern spiritually conscious approach to the festivals of the year. Here is a compilation of what he had to say at various times about Michaelmas. Translated and edited by M. Cotterell with a Foreword by A. C. Harwood

Foreword
I. Michael Meditation (from Steiner's final lecture) September 28, 1924
II. The Michael Inspiration: Spiritual Milestones in the Course of the Year October 15, 1923
III. A Michael Lecture January 13, 1924
IV. The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha I May 18, 1913
V. The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha II May 20, 1913
Michael and the Dragon (Published Article)
VI. The Creation of a Michael Festival out of the Spirit (extract) May 23, 1923
VII. The Michael Path to Christ (extract) December 25, 1919

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