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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.

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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