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Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 13

And when I live in senses' heights,
There flames up deep within my soul
Out of the spirit's fiery worlds
The gods' own word of truth:
In spirit sources seek expectantly
To find your spirit kinship.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 39

Surrendering to spirit revelation
I gain the light of cosmic being;
The power of thinking, growing clearer,
Gains strength to give myself to me,
And quickening there frees itself
From thinker's energy my sense of self.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Esoteric Development
Various GAs

Notes to the Texts

Notes to the Texts

“Inner Development.” Lecture, Dec. 7, 1905; GA 54. Translated for this volume by Gertrude Teutsch.

“Psychological Foundations of Anthroposophy.” Lecture, April 8, 1911; GA 35. Translated by Olin D. Wannamaker. First published by Anthroposophic Press, Inc. Translation revised for this volume.

“Supersensible Knowledge: Anthroposophy As a Demand of the Age.” Lecture, Sept. 26, 1923; GA 84. Translated by Olin D. Wannamaker. First published by Anthroposophic Press, Inc. 1943. Translation revised for this volume.

“Attainment of Supersensible Knowledge.” Lecture, Sept. 20, 1922; GA 305. First published in the Anthroposophy Quarterly Vol. 4, No. 2 (1929). Translation revised extensively for this volume. Permission to revise original translation kindly granted by Rudolf Steiner Press.

“General Demands Which Every Aspirant for Occult Development Must Put to Himself.” Written work; GA 245. Previously published by Rudolf Steiner Press as part of the volume Guidance in Esoteric Training. Revised for this volume with the kind permission of Rudolf Steiner Press.

“Further Rules in Continuation of General Demands.” Written text; GA 245. Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.

“The Great Initiates.” Lecture, March 16, 1905; GA 53. Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.

“The Path of Knowledge and Its Stages: The Rosicrucian Spiritual Path.” Lecture, Oct. 20, 1906; GA 96. Translated for this volume by Diane Tatum.

“Imaginative Knowledge and Artistic Imagination.” Lecture, Oct. 21, 1906; GA 96. Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.

“The Three Decisions on the Path of Imaginative Cognition.” Lecture, March 2, 1915; GA 157. Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.

Editor: Alice Wulsin

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