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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

An Occult Physiology
GA 128

Steiner discusses here the super-sensible systems of forces and their relationship to the physical organs. He focuses on the digestive and respiratory systems, the differentiation of conscious and subconscious processes in the organs, the "warmth" function of the blood and its effect on the ego, and the evolutionary process implicit in the formation of the spinal column and the brain.

Published in German as: Eine Okkulte Physiologie.

I.The Being of Man March 20, 1911
II.Human Duality March 21, 1911
III.Co-operation in the Human Duality March 22, 1911
IV.Man's Inner Cosmic System March 23, 1911
V.The Systems of Supersensible Forces March 24, 1911
VI.The Blood as Manifestation and Instrument of the Human Ego March 26, 1911
VII.The Conscious Life of Man March 27, 1911
VIII.The Human Form and its Co-ordination of Forces March 28, 1911

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