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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.

Toward Imagination
GA 169

Given in 1916, when Europe was in the throes of the First World War, these seven lectures present Rudolf Steiner's trenchant diagnosis of the malaise of our time. Steiner vividly confronts us with the dead end to which materialism has brought modern civilization. Starting with a new look at the Christian festival of Pentecost, Steiner shows how the chaos of his time — and ours — can be transcended. In this book, he deals with the importance of balance in life, the twelve senses and their relationship to the cosmos, psychology, and art. In the process, he reveals the central importance of the development of Imagination.

Address
I.The Immortality of the I June 06, 1916
II.Blood and Nerves June 13, 1916
III.The Twelve Human Senses June 20, 1916
IV.The Human Organism Through the Incarnations June 27, 1916
V.Balance in Life July 04, 1916
VI.The Feeling For Truth July 11, 1916
VII.Toward Imagination July 18, 1916

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