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.

Occult Reading and Occult Hearing
GA 156

In these heartfelt lectures Steiner took his listeners through the inner experiences and moods of soul that are the vowels and consonants of the spiritual world.

These are the first four of eleven lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach in the Fall and Winter of 1914. They are from the lecture series entitled, Occult Reading and Occult Hearing, and were published in German as, Okkultes Lesen und Okkultes Hoeren.

This translation, by Dorothy S. Osmond, is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

 Cover Sheet  
 
Lecture IThe Human Being and his Relationship to the World October 03, 1914
Lecture IIIdentification with the Signs and Spiritual Realities of the Imaginative World October 04, 1914
Lecture IIIInner Experiences and `Moods' of Soul as the Vowels and Consonants of the Spiritual World October 05, 1914
Lecture IVInner Mobility of Thought October 06, 1914

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