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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—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.

I.The Human Being and his Relationship to the World October 03, 1914
II.Identification with the Signs and Spiritual Realities of the Imaginative World October 04, 1914
III.Inner Experiences and `Moods' of Soul as the Vowels and Consonants of the Spiritual World October 05, 1914
IV.Inner Mobility of Thought October 06, 1914

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