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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Fifth Gospel
GA 158

After a shattering struggle to arrive at the truth, Steiner presents here the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the Baptism and the life of Christ after the Baptism. Among the scenes described are Jesus in the Essene community, the conversation between Jesus and Mary before the Baptism, Jesus discovering the reverse Lord's Prayer, and the temptation of Christ after the Baptism.

Five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Christiania in October of 1913. Translated by D. S. Osmond with the help of M. Cotterell, from shorthand notes unrevised by the lecturer. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled: Aus der Akasha-forschung. Das Fuenfte Evangelium (vol. 148 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by D. S. Osmond with the help of M. Cotterell

Translator's Note
Lecture I October 01, 1913
Lecture II October 02, 1913
Lecture III October 03, 1913
Lecture IV October 04, 1913
Lecture V October 05, 1913

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