Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Way of Initiation
GA 10

This book is an early version of the first half of the book entitled Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment. The book Initiation and Its Results corresponds to the second half of Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment.

Chapter titles are: The Superphysical World and Its Gnosis, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, The Path of Discipleship, Probation, Enlightenment, Initiation, The Higher Education of the Soul, and, The Conditions of Discipleship.

Translated from the original German by Max Gysi.

 Cover Sheet  
Translator's Note  
Foreword  
 
The Personality of Rudolf Steiner and His Development
by Edouard Schuré
 
 
Chapter I: The Superphysical World and Its Gnosis  
Chapter II: How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds  
Chapter III: The Path of Discipleship  
Chapter IV: Probation  
Chapter V: Enlightenment  
Chapter VI: Initiation  
Chapter VII: The Higher Education of the Soul  
Chapter VIII: The Conditions of Discipleship  

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