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.

The Mission of the Individual Folk Souls
GA 121

Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo). From the lecture series entitled, The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls, published in German as, Die Mission einzelner Volksseelen im Zusammenhange mit der germanisch-nordischen Mythologie. [Bib. No 121].

These lectures, and those in The Spiritual Guidance of Man, are the only lectures reworked by Steiner for the public.

The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the various folk-souls, their influences, and their meaning in the modern world.

 Cover Sheet  
Preface
Synopses
 
Lecture One: Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind. June 07, 1910
Lecture Two: Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits. The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought. June 08, 1910
Lecture Three: The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races. June 09, 1910
Lecture Four: The Evolution of Races and Civilization. June 10, 1910
Lecture Five: Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature. The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn, Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth. June 11, 1910
Lecture Six: The Five Root Races of Mankind. June 12, 1910
Lecture Seven: Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits. Monotheism and Pluralism. Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity. June 12, 1910
Lecture Eight: The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations. Greek and Teutonic Mythology. June 14, 1910
Lecture Nine: Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods. June 15, 1910
Lecture Ten: The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future. Solovieff. June 16, 1910
Lecture Eleven: Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda. Twilight of the Gods. Vidar and the new Revelation of Christ. June 17, 1910
 
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