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.

Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
GA 191

Here are 3 of 15 lectures given at Dornach in the Fall of 1919. They are from the lecture series entitled, Social Questions and their Spiritual Background, published in German as, Soziales Verstaendnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis. Die geistigen Hinterfruende der sozialen Frage. Band III.

Lecture one is entitled, Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism; lecture two is entitled, A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization; and lecture three is entitled, Fundamental Impulses in History, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism (part 2).

I. Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization October 10, 1919
II. A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization October 11, 1919
III. Fundamental Impulses in History October 12, 1919

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