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.

Life Between Death and Rebirth
GA 140

In these lectures Rudolf Steiner deals with the experience of the human soul during and after death. He describes the states of consciousness experienced by our deceased loved ones and how we, taking into account their new consciousness, can communicate with them and even help them. Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need the spiritual support of those presently incarnated, and that those still on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth companions.

Sixteen lectures given in various cities in Europe during 1912-1913. From the Volume: Occult Investigation of Life Between Death and Rebirth, published in German as: Okkulte Untersuchungen Ueber Das Leben Zwischen Tod und Neuer Geburt. Die lebendige Wechselwirkung zwischen Lebenden und Toten. Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, by R. M. Querido.

 Cover Sheet  
Editors Note
Lecture IInvestigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth 1 October 26, 1912
Lecture IIInvestigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth 2 October 27, 1912
Lecture IIIMans Journey Through the Planetary Spheres November 18, 1912
Lecture IVRecent Results of Occult Investigation Into Life November 03, 1912
Lecture VLife Between Death and Rebirth 1 November 26, 1912
Lecture VILife Between Death and Rebirth 2 November 28, 1912
Lecture VIIThe Working of Karma in Life After Death December 15, 1912
Lecture VIIIBetween Death and a New Birth January 21, 1913
Lecture IXLife After Death January 26, 1913
Lecture XAnthroposophy as the Quickener of Feeling and of Life February 16, 1913
Lecture XIThe Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond March 02, 1913
Lecture XIILife Between Death and Rebirth 1 March 10, 1913
Lecture XIIILife Between Death and Rebirth 2 March 12, 1913
Lecture XIVFurther Facts About Life Between Death and Rebirth April 05, 1913
Lecture XVIntercourse With the Dead April 27, 1913
Lecture XVILife After Death May 13, 1913

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