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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.

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 Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.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 Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.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 Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.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 Revised for this volume from an unpublished manuscript.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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