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.

Goethe's Secret Revelation
GA 57

The theme of Goethe's Secret Revelation is that the process of initiation is followed by a loss of innocence and a struggle for survival in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are the proving ground for the Initiate. Eventually, we regain our innocence through consciousness of our Inner Self.

These lectures are the 2nd, 3rd, 13th and 14th in the series entitled, Where and How Does One Find the Spirit? They were published in German as, Wo und Wie Findet Man Den Geist?

Publisher's Preface
Preface by Marie Steiner
P A R T   O N E
 
Lecture I: Goethe's Secret Revelation: (a) Exoteric October 22, 1908
Lecture II: Goethe's Secret Revelation: (b) Esoteric October 24, 1908
 
P A R T   T W O
 
Lecture III: The Riddle in Faust: (a) Exoteric March 11, 1909
Lecture IV: The Riddle in Faust: (b) Esoteric March 12, 1909

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