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 World of the Senses and the World of the Spirit
GA 134

Six Lectures given at Hanover, 27th December 1911 – 1st January 1912. Authorised translation from a shorthand report unrevised by the Lecturer. Published in German as: Die Welt der Sinne und Die Welt Des Giestes.

Steiner gives extraordinary details of how the physical senses are in decline and how the spiritual senses are in their beginning. He shows the relationship of the hierarchies and Lucifer to these processes of decline and up-building. These lectures make an important contribution to a real understanding of world evolution.

The translator of this edition of lectures is unknown. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From GA# 134.

 Cover Sheet  
Lecture I

The conflict between the materialistic and the spiritual tendencies in thought and feeling. The God-willed and the God-estranged human being. The training of thinking to Wonder, Veneration and Harmony with the Universe.

December 27, 1911
Lecture II

Surrender to the course of the world. Ruling Will in the Sense-world, Ruling Wisdom in the World of Arising and Passing away. The Good as creative principle, the Bad as death-bringing principle.

December 28, 1911
Lecture III

Mysteries of Life. Disturbance of balance through the existing incision. The irregular connection of the four members of man's nature.

December 29, 1911
Lecture IV

The experience of matter in Space and of the soul in Time. Configuration and movement of soul-life in unspatial formations. The arising of space from shattered Form and of matter from out-spraying Spirit.

December 30, 1911
Lecture V

The double nature of man. Out-spraying form and radiating substance. The mystery of their incorporation into the Cosmos: the technique of Karma. The lighting-up of the spiritual through the destruction of the material. Blood is a special fluid.

December 31, 1911
Lecture VI

Becoming and dying away. The seven planetary spheres and their central point. The working of the environment on the whole man. The end of Philosophy as a science of ideas. The spiritual inbreathing and outbreathing process.

January 01, 1912

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