Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 5

Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods' creative work:
Within its shine, the soul's true being
Is widened into worldwide life
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 31

The light from spirit depths
Strives to ray outwards, sun-imbued;
Transformed to forceful will of life
It shines into the senses' dullness
To bring to birth the powers
Whereby creative forces, soul-impelled,
Shall ripen into human deeds.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Lectures Given in 1909

Date Title
00/00 Esoteric Lesson: No date or place given (1909)
01/01 Deed of Christ: Lecture 1: Mephistopheles and Earthquakes
01/07 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 1-7-1909
01/08 Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
01/12 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
01/14 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture VIII: Issues of Health in the Light of Spiritual Science
01/17 Way of Knowledge
01/18 Lecture: Practical Training In Thought
01/18 Lecture: Practical Training In Thought
01/19 Lecture: The Mystery of the Human Temperaments
01/21 Principle/Economy: Lecture I: The Principle of Spiritual Economy in Connection with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
01/26 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 6: Illness and Karma
01/28 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture IX: Tolstoy and Carnegie
02/11 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture X: The Practical Development of Thinking
02/15 Lecture: Christianity in Human Evolution
02/15 Principle/Economy: Lecture II: Christianity in Human Evolution: Leading Individualities and Avatar Beings
02/15 Christianity in the Evolutionary Course of Modern Mankind
02/18 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XI: The Invisible Human Members and Practical Life
02/26 Esoteric Lesson: Kassel, 2-26-1909
03/03 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 3-3-1909
03/04 Lecture: The Four Temperaments
03/04 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XII: The Secret of the Human Temperaments
03/07 Principle/Economy: Lecture III: More Intimate Aspects of Reincarnation
03/08 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 3-8-1909
03/11 Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture III
03/11 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XIII: The Riddles in Goethe's Faust - Exoteric
03/12 Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture IV
03/12 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XIV: Riddles in Goethe's Faust - Esoteric
03/14 Esoteric Lesson: Hamburg, 3-14-1909
03/14 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 5: Human Character
03/20 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XV: Nietzsche in the Light of Spiritual Science
03/21 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 3-21-1909
03/22 Deed of Christ: Lecture 2: The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras.
03/29 Principle/Economy: Lecture IV: Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity: I
03/31 Principle/Economy: Lecture V: Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity: II
04/06 Principle/Economy: Lecture VI: On the Occasion of the Dedication of the Francis of Assisi Branch
04/10 Festivals/Easter: Lecture VII: Spiritual Bells of Easter, I
04/10 Principle/Economy: Lecture VII: The Macrocosmic and the Microcosmic Fire: The Spiritualization of Breath and Blood
04/11 Festivals/Easter: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Bells of Easter, II
04/11 Principle/Economy: Lecture VIII: The Event of Golgotha. The Brotherhood of the Holy Grail. The Spiritualized Fire.
04/12 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 1
04/12 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 2
04/13 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 3
04/13 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 4
04/14 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 5
04/15 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 6
04/16 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 7
04/17 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 8
04/18 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 9
04/18 Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 10
04/27 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
04/29 Isis and Madonna
04/29 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XVI: Isis and Madonna
05/01 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XVII: Old European Clairvoyance
05/03 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
05/05 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 5-5-1909
05/05 Two Pictures by Raphael
05/06 Lecture: The European Mysteries and Their Initiates
05/06 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XVIII: The European Mysteries and Their Initiates
05/09 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture One
05/10 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Two
05/11 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Three
05/13 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Four
05/14 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Five
05/15 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Six
05/16 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Seven
05/16 Principle/Economy: Lecture IX: Ancient Revelation and Learning How to Ask Modern Questions
05/17 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Eight
05/18 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Nine
05/19 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Ten
05/20 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Eleven
05/21 Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Twelve
05/25 Principle/Economy: Lecture X: The God of the Alpha and the God of the Omega
05/27 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 5-27-1909
05/31 Principle/Economy: Lecture XI: From Buddha to Christ
06/03 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture I: Rosicrucian Esotericism
06/04 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture II: Soul in the World around Us
06/05 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture III: The Nature and Being of Man
06/06 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IV: Man Between Death and Rebirth
06/07 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture V: The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings
06/08 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VI: The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body
06/09 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VII: Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch
06/10 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VIII: Stages in the Evolution of our Earth. Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs.
06/11 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IX: Man's Experience after Death
06/12 Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture X: On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation
06/15 Lecture: The Dedication of an Anthroposophical Group
06/17 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
06/24 Gospel of St. John: Lecture I
06/24 Gospel of John: Lecture I: The Johannine Christians.
06/25 Gospel of St. John: Lecture II
06/25 Gospel of John: Lecture II: Living Spiritual History.
06/26 Gospel of St. John: Lecture III
06/26 Gospel of John: Lecture III: The Metamorphoses of the Earth.
06/27 Esoteric Lesson: Kassel, 6-27-1909
06/27 Gospel of St. John: Lecture IV
06/27 Gospel of John: Lecture IV: The Hierarchical Beings of our Solar System and the Kingdoms of the Earth.
06/28 Gospel of St. John: Lecture V
06/28 Gospel of John: Lecture V: Human Evolution within the Embodiments of our Earth.
06/29 Gospel of St. John: Lecture VI
06/29 Gospel of John: Lecture VI: The Atlantean Oracles.
06/30 Gospel of St. John: Lecture VII
06/30 Gospel of John: Lecture VII: The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit.
07/01 Gospel of St. John: Lecture VIII
07/01 Gospel of John: Lecture VIII: The Initiation Mysteries.
07/02 Gospel of St. John: Lecture IX
07/02 Gospel of John: Lecture IX: The Artistic Composition of the Gospel of St. John.
07/03 Gospel of St. John: Lecture X
07/03 Gospel of John: Lecture X: What Occurred at the Baptism?
07/04 Gospel of St. John: Lecture XI
07/04 Gospel of John: Lecture XI: The Harmonization of the Inner Forces of Man through the Christ-Impulse.
07/05 Gospel of St. John: Lecture XII
07/05 Gospel of John: Lecture XII: The Decline of Primeval Wisdom and its Rejuvenation through the Christ-Impulse.
07/06 Gospel of St. John: Lecture XIII
07/06 Gospel of John: Lecture XIII: The Cosmic Significance of the Mystery of Golgotha.
07/07 Gospel of St. John: Lecture XIV
07/07 Gospel of John: Lecture XIV: The Earth as Christ's Body and as a New Light Center.
08/23 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture I
08/24 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture II
08/25 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture III
08/26 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture IV
08/27 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 8-27-1909
08/27 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture V
08/28 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture VI
08/29 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture VII
08/30 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 8-30-1909
08/30 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture VIII
08/31 The East in the Light of the West: Lecture IX
09/15 Gospel of Luke: Lecture One
09/16 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Two
09/17 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Three
09/18 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Four
09/19 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Five
09/20 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Six
09/21 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Seven
09/24 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Eight
09/25 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Nine
09/26 Gospel of Luke: Lecture Ten
10/14 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 1: The Mission of Spiritual Science
10/22 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 3: The Mission of Truth
10/23 Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
10/25 Wisdom of Man: II. Supersensible Processes in the Activities of the Human Senses.
10/25 Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
10/26 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 10-26-1909
10/26 Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
10/27 Wisdom of Man: IV. Supersensible Currents in the Human and Animal Organizations.
10/28 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 4: The Mission of Reverence
10/28 The Nature and Origin of the Arts
11/02 Deeper Secrets: Lecture I
11/09 Deeper Secrets: Lecture II
11/11 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 6: Asceticism and Illness
11/13 Lecture: The Tasks and Aims of Spiritual Science
11/23 Deeper Secrets: Lecture III
11/25 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 7: Human Egoism
12/02 Lecture: Buddha and Christ
12/02 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 8: Buddha and Christ
12/04 The Ego: Lecture 1
12/04 Universal Human: Lecture One: Individuality and the Group-Soul
12/05 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 2: The Mission of Anger
12/07 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 12-7-1909
12/07 The Ego: Lecture 2
12/07 Universal Human: Lecture Two: The God Within and the God of Outer Revelation
12/09 Metamorphoses/Soul One: Lecture 9: Something about the Moon in the Light of Spiritual Science
12/22 Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life

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