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.

Cosmic Memory
GA 11

These early lectures reconstruct events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history and include a core investigation of the origins, achievements and fate of the Atlanteans and Lemurians. These remarkable “lost” root races developed the first concepts of “good” and “evil,” manipulated the forces of nature, laid the groundwork of all human legal and ethical systems, and defined and nurtured the distinctive yet complementary powers of men and women that brought humankind, many centuries ago, to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments.

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
i:Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
ii:From the Akasha Chronicle (Preface)
iii:Our Atlantean Ancestors
iv:Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
v:The Lemurian Race
vi:The Division into Sexes
vii:The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
viii:The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
ix:Beginning of the Present Earth — Extrusion of the Sun
x:Extrusion of the Moon
xi:Some Necessary Points of View
xii:On the Origin of the Earth
xiii:The Earth and Its Future
xiv:The Life of Saturn
xv:The Life of the Sun
xvi:Life on the Moon
xvii:The Life of Earth
xviii:The Fourfold Man of Earth
xix:Answers to Questions
xx:Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)

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