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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
GA 136

One of Rudolf Steiner's most important contributions to our understanding of the world was in the field of angelology — in the description and understanding of the work of spiritual beings, nature spirits, and elementals in the cosmos. In this classic, unparalleled work of angelology (one of only two lecture cycles he gave on the subject), Steiner leads the reader from sense experiences to the experience of the spiritual beings active in nature, in the elements and forces of the earth, and to the dynamic, cosmic working of the angelic hierarchies. He unfolds in an inspiring and magnificent vision the cosmic collaboration of the hierarchical beings in cosmic and human evolution, and shows how human beings, as angelic beings, participate in this process as the Tenth Hierarchy.

Here are ten lectures, given by Rudolf Steiner at Helsinki in April of 1912. The lecture series containing fourteen lectures that these came from is entitled, The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature, published in German as, Die Geistige Wesenheiten in den Himmelskoerpern und Naturreichen. Later editions of this book contain all fourteen lectures.

Lecture I 3rd April, 1912
Lecture II 4th April, 1912
Lecture III 5th April, 1912
Lecture IV 6th April, 1912
Lecture V 7th April, 1912
Lecture VI 8th April, 1912
Lecture VII 10th April, 1912
Lecture VIII 11th April, 1912
Lecture IX 13th April, 1912
Lecture X 14th April, 1912

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