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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's
revelation.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—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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