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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.

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

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