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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's
revelation.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

History of the Middle Ages
GA 51

These eight lectures are among Steiner' papers and presentations of thirty-four addresses from the years 1901–1905, including those from Steiner's teaching at the Berlin “Worker's Training School,” as well as reports on his work in the “Giordano Bruno Movement” in 1902. The main sections of the volume include lectures on the following topics:

  • World and Life Views from the Earliest Times to the Present
  • History of the Middle Ages to the Great Inventions and Discoveries (this volume)
  • Schiller and Our Times.

All of these lectures were given at Berlin from October 18 through December 20, 1904. They were translated from notes, unrevisd by Rudolf Steiner, by an unknown translator.

I.Celts, Teutons, and Slavs October 18, 1904
II.Persians, Franks, and Goths October 25, 1904
III.The Impact of the Huns on the Germans November 01, 1904
IV.Arabic Influence in Europe November 08, 1904
V.Charlemagne and the Church November 15, 1904
VI.Culture of the Middle Ages December 06, 1904
VII.France and Germany December 13, 1904
VIII.From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance December 20, 1904

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