Corner icon Lectures Section image

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.

Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
GA 191

Here are 3 of 15 lectures given at Dornach in the Fall of 1919. They are from the lecture series entitled, Social Questions and their Spiritual Background, published in German as, Soziales Verstaendnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis. Die geistigen Hinterfruende der sozialen Frage. Band III.

Lecture one is entitled, Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism; lecture two is entitled, A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization; and lecture three is entitled, Fundamental Impulses in History, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism (part 2).

I. Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization October 10, 1919
II. A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization October 11, 1919
III. Fundamental Impulses in History October 12, 1919

Support Our Services

The Archive is a "pay what you can" service. If you or your organization use and value our work, please consider making a financial contribution. Visit our Help Out page for additional ways to support us. Thank you!

Please Donate!