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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.

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

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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