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.

On the Life of the Soul
GA 36

Exploring dreams, fantasy, memory, and perception, Steiner develops here a remarkable, experiential path to higher knowledge. It is a very concentrated work that can be studied over and over.

The four essays presented here were written during October and November of 1923. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled Der Goetheanumgedanke inmitten der Kulturkrisis der Gegenwart 1921–1925. (Vol. 36 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). They were translated from the German by Samuel Borton and edited by Alan Howard and Gisela O'Neil.

I.The Human Soul in the Twilight of Dreams
II.The Human Soul in the Light of Spirit Vision
III.The Human Soul on the Path to Self-Observation
IV.The Human Soul in Courage and Fear

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