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.

Theosophy and Rosicrucianism
GA 100

Before the founding of the Anthroposophical Society, in Septembe of 1912, Rudolf Steiner used to speak to theosophical audiences, but as an independent spiritual investigator, who always maintained his own standpoints.

Here are fourteen of twenty-two lectures from the lecture series entitled, Human Development and Cognition of Christ. Published in German as, Menschheitsentwickelung und Christus-Erkenntnis. Theosophie und Rosenkreutzertum. Das Johannes-Evangelium. From greatly abbreviated notes unrevised by the lecturer.

Lecture I: Theosophy and Rosicrucianism June 16, 1907
Lecture II: Introductory Explanations Concerning the Nature of Man June 17, 1907
Lecture III: Man's Self-consciousness, His Work Upon the Lower Members of His Being and His Destiny After Death June 18, 1907
Lecture IV: Man's Further Destinies in the Spiritual Worlds the Kingdom of Heaven June 19, 1907
Lecture V: Metamorphoses of Our Earthly Experiences in the Spiritual World, Into New Capacities for Our Next Life June 20, 1907
Lecture VI: Man's Descent into an Earthly Incarnation June 21, 1907
Lecture VII: The Law of Karma June 22, 1907
Lecture VIII: Supplementary Thoughts on the Law of Reincarnation and Karma. The Development of Speech and the Planetary Evolution June 23, 1907
Lecture IX: The Earth's Passage Through Its Former Planetary Conditions June 24, 1907
Lecture X: Further Stages of the Development of Our Earth June 25, 1907
Lecture XI: Progressive Development Through the Different Cycles of Culture June 26, 1907
Lecture XII: The Stages of Christian Initiation June 27, 1907
Lecture XIII: The Rosicrucian Training June 28, 1907
Lecture XIV: Further Stages of Rosicrucian Training June 29, 1907

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