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.

GA 122

Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation as recorded in the Book of Genesis. He explains the reality behind Jehovah, variant translations from the Hebrew, and the correspondence of the Genesis account with the anthroposophical description of the evolutionary periods.

This translation has been made by Dorothy Lenn with the assistance of Owen Barfield from the revised 3rd edition of the German text-published under the title, “Die Geheimnisse der biblischen Schöpfungsgeschichte.” For the convenience of English readers quotations from the Bible have been given in the words of the English Authorised Version, or if this has seemed impracticable, the Authorised Version has been given in a footnote.

This English edition published by permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

 Cover Sheet  
Lecture I: The Mystery of the Archetypal Word August 17, 1910
Lecture II: Ha'arets and Haschamayim August 18, 1910
Lecture III: The Seven Days of Creation August 19, 1910
Lecture IV: The Forming and Creating of Beings by the Elohim. The Aeons or Time-Spirits August 20, 1910
Lecture V: Light and Darkness. Yom and Lay'lah August 21, 1910
Lecture VI: Elementary Existence and the Spiritual Beings behind it. Jahve-Elohim August 22, 1910
Lecture VII: The First and Second Days of Creation. The Work of Elementary Beings on Human Organs August 23, 1910
Lecture VIII: Stages of Human Development up to the Sixth Day of Creation August 24, 1910
Lecture IX: The Moon Nature in Man August 25, 1910
Lecture X: The Harmony of the Bible with Clairvoyant Research August 26, 1910

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