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 Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers
GA 107

In the first lecture, Steiner shows how in the Lemurian epoch Luciferic beings intervened in human evolution, making possible freedom, material desires, and evil-doing, while in Atlantean times, Ahrimanic beings made possible “conscious sin”; and in our own epoch, Asuric beings will intervene. The deed of Christ alone now makes possible humanity's return to the spiritual. The second lecture deals with “Mephistopheles and Earthquakes.”

The original German texts of these lectures are entitled, Spiritual-Scientific Anthropology/Knowledge of Man. The original German texts of these lectures can be found in the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works under the title: “Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde,” No. 107 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961.

Lecture 1: The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras Berlin 22nd March, 1909
Lecture 2: Mephistopheles and Earthquakes Berlin 1st January, 1909

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