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.

Occult Signs and Symbols
GA 101

Steiner discusses the occult significance of Noah's ark, Gothic churches, animal forms, symbolism in numbers, and the Seven Seals. With seven illustrations.

Transcribed from a series of lectures in Stuttgart, September 13–16, 1907. Translated from German shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer (Vol. 101 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961) by Sarah Kurland with emendations by Gilbert Church, Ph.D. Electronic transcription by John Roland Penner, 1998.

Lecture Four, given on September 16, 1907, is also included in Bn/GA 284.

Lecture I 13th September, 1907
  The Creative Cosmic Tone. Flooding Colour and the Formative Forces of the Akasha.
 
Lecture II 14th September, 1907
  The Symbolic Meaning of Noah's Ark and the Gothic Churches. The Symbolism of Certain Animal Forms and Their Relation to the Elements: Snake, Fish, Butterfly, Bee.
 
Lecture III 15th September, 1907
  The Symbolism of Numbers. The Mystics and the Time of Copernicus. Involution, Evolution and Creation out of Nothingness. The Number Four, the Sign of Creation.
 
Lecture IV 16th September, 1907
  Man, the Most Significant Symbol. The Seven Seals.
 

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