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.

On the Meaning of Life
GA 155

Translated from a shorthand report unrevised by the lecturer. Lectures 1 and 2 of 10 from the volume: Christ and the Human Soul. The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner containing the original text of the this lecture, among ten others, is entitled: Christus und die Menschliche Seele. Ueber den Sinn des Lebens. Theosophische Moral. Anthroposophie und Christentum. (No. 155 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).

This English edition of the following lectures is published by permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Lecture 1 May 23, 1912
Lecture 2 May 24, 1912

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