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.

The Karma of Materialism
GA 176

Addressing the rise of materialism as a world view, Steiner shows its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes a foreword by Owen Barfield.

These nine lectures, translated from the German by Rita Stebbing, were given in Berlin from July 31st to September 25th, 1917. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled: Menschliche und Menschheitliche Entwicklungswahrheiten. Das Karma den Materialismus (vol. 176 in the Bibliographic Survey).

This translation is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 176.2, GA 176, CW 176.

 Cover Sheet  
Foreword
 
Lecture 1 July 31, 1917
Lecture 2 August 07, 1917
Lecture 3 August 14, 1917
Lecture 4 August 21, 1917
Lecture 5 August 28, 1917
Lecture 6 September 04, 1917
Lecture 7 September 11, 1917
Lecture 8 September 18, 1917
Lecture 9 September 25, 1917

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