Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 6

There has arisen from its narrow limits
My self and finds itself
As revelation of all worlds
Within the sway of time and space;
The world, as archetype divine,
Displays to me at every turn
The truth of my own likeness.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 32

I feel my own force, bearing fruit
And gaining strength to give me to the world.
My inmost being I feel charged with power
To turn with clearer insight
Toward the weaving of life's destiny.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Tension Between East and West
GA 83

Given during the East-West Congress of 1922 in Vienna, these challenging lectures lift the veil from modern social and spiritual problems by exploring historical and philosophical paradoxes found in Eastern and Western ways of life. Steiner emphasizes the need to develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to replace uncertain instincts.

The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge; the second half gives the impulse to right action.

Translated by B. A. Rowley, and with a Foreword by Owen Barfield, this volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

 Cover Sheet  
Translator's Note
Introduction by Owen Barfield
Anthroposophy and the Sciences
Lecture 1: Natural Science June 01, 1922
Lecture 2: Psychology June 02, 1922
Lecture 3: East and West in History June 03, 1922
Lecture 4: Spiritual Geography June 04, 1922
Lecture 5: Cosmic Memory June 05, 1922
Anthroposophy and Sociology
Lecture 6: Individual and Society June 07, 1922
Lecture 7: The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure June 08, 1922
Lecture 8: The Problem (Asia-Europe) June 09, 1922
Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America) June 10, 1922
Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity June 11, 1922

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