Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 5

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.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 31

The light from spirit depths
Strives to ray outwards, sun-imbued;
Transformed to forceful will of life
It shines into the senses' dullness
To bring to birth the powers
Whereby creative forces, soul-impelled,
Shall ripen into human deeds.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Theosophy
GA 9

An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man

Theosophy begins by describing the threefold nature of the human being: the body, or sense-world; the soul, or inner world; and the spirit, or universal world of cosmic archetypes. A profound discussion of reincarnation and karma follows, concluding with a description of the soul's journey through regions of the supersensible world after death. The book closes with an outline of the path to higher knowledge.

Translated by Henry B. Monges
and revised for this edition by Gilbert Church, Ph.D.

 Cover Sheet
 From the Prefaces to the First, Second, and Third Editions
 Preface to the Revised English Edition
 Introduction
 Chapter I. The Essential Nature of Man
 
  1. The Corporeal Nature of Man
 
  1. The Soul Nature of Man
 
  1. The Spiritual Nature of Man
 
  1. Body, Soul and Spirit
 Chapter II. Re-embodiment of the Spirit and Destiny
 Chapter III. The Three Worlds
 
  1. The Soul World
 
  1. The Soul in the Soul World After Death
 
  1. The Spiritland
 
  1. The Spirit in Spiritland After Death
 
  1. The Physical World and its Connection with the Soul and Spiritland
 
  1. Thought Forms and the Human Aura
 Chapter IV. The Path of Knowledge
 Addenda

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