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.

Wonders of the World, Ordeals of the Soul, Revelations of the Spirit
GA 129

Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of the Greeks and the deeds of their gods, as well as the Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.

The translation of these lectures has been made from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer and published under the title: Weltenwunder, Seelenprüfungen und Geistesoffenbarungen (VoIume No. 129 in the Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner in the original German).

This First English edition is published in agreement with the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Translated by Dorothy Lenn, with assistance from Owen Barfield.

 Cover Sheet  
 
Lecture 1 August 18, 1911
Lecture 2 August 19, 1911
Lecture 3 August 20, 1911
Lecture 4 August 21, 1911
Lecture 5 August 22, 1911
Lecture 6 August 23, 1911
Lecture 7 August 24, 1911
Lecture 8 August 25, 1911
Lecture 9 August 26, 1911
Lecture 10 August 27, 1911

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