Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

This small book contains 16 short sections, each section treating one or another aspect of Spiritual Science. The last section discusses the relation between this book and two others which deal with similar topics, namely Theosophy and Occult Science — an Outline.

In addition, clear and succinct summary chapters are interspersed in between the longer and more detailed sections, making this a very easily accessible book.

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

Introductory Remarks  
I: Concerning the Reliance which may he placed on Thinking  
II: Concerning Knowledge of the Spiritual World  
III: Concerning Mans Etheric Body and the Elemental World  
IV: Summary of the Foregoing  
V: Concerning Reincarnation and Karma  
VI: Concerning the Astral Body and the Luciferic Beings  
VII: Summary of the Foregoing  
VIII: Concerning the Guardian of the Threshold  
IX: Concerning the Ego-Feeling and the Human Soul's Capacity for Love  
X: Concerning the Boundary between the Physical World and Supersensible Worlds  
XI: Concerning Beings of the Spirit-Worlds  
XII: Concerning Spiritual Cosmic Beings  
XIII: The First Beginnings of Mans Physical Body  
XIV: Concerning Mans Real Ego  
XV: Summary of Part of the Foregoing  
XVI: Remarks on the Connection of what is in this Book with Accounts in Theosophy and Occult Science  

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