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.

Schiller and Our Times
GA 51

During the years 1901-1905, Rudolf Steiner presented 34 lectures at the Free University in Berlin. These nine lectures were given in 1905, and are all about Schiller. Subjects include: Schiller's life, his works, Schiller and Goethe, all of his dramas, his influence in the 19th Century, and the idealism he created.

These lectures are from the lecture series entitled, About Philosophy, History, and Literature, and were published in German as, Ueber Philosophie, Geschichte und Literatur.

A Word to the Reader
Lecture I: Schiller's Life and Characteristic Quality January 21, 1905
Lecture II: Schiller's Work and its Changing Phases January 28, 1905
Lecture III: Schiller and Goethe February 04, 1905
Lecture IV: Schiller's Weltanschauung February 11, 1905
Lecture V: Schiller, the Greek Drama and Nietzsche February 18, 1905
Lecture VI: Schiller's Later Plays February 25, 1905
Lecture VII: Schiller's Influence During the 19th Century March 04, 1905
Lecture VIII: What Can the Present Learn from Schiller March 05, 1905
Lecture IX: Schiller and Idealism March 25, 1905

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