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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.

Behind the Scenes of External Happenings
GA 178

Interplay between forces unfolded by the human being after death and forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times might be safely left outside the realm of consciousness will now have to be raised into consciousness. Unlawful methods of acquiring impulses connected with the future. “Propagandists by Action.” The Order of murderers known as the “Thugs.” Monotheism and man's relationship to his Guardian Angel. The battle of Michael with the Dragon. Aims of occult brotherhoods in connection with the acquisition of power. Contact with the Dead. The necessity for establishing real relationships with the spiritual world. The thought as an actual power in the soul.

Two lectures given in Zurich, 6th and 13th November, 1917 — an authorised translation from shorthand reports unrevised by the Lecturer. These lectures are a part of the work: Individual Spiritual Beings Working in the Human Soul, the title in German is: Individuelle Geistwesen und Ihr Wirken in der Seele The translation was done by Dorothy S. Osmond and Owen Barfield.

Lecture I November 6, 1917
Interplay between forces unfolded by the human being after death and forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times might be safely left outside the realm of consciousness will now have to be raised into consciousness. Unlawful methods of acquiring impulses connected with the future. “Propagandists by Action.” The Order of murderers known as the “Thugs.”
Lecture II November 13, 1917
Monotheism and man's relationship to his Guardian Angel. The battle of Michael with the Dragon. Aims of occult brotherhoods in connection with the acquisition of power. Contact with the Dead. The necessity for establishing real relationships with the spiritual world. The thought as an actual power in the soul.

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