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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 43

In winter's depths is kindled
True spirit life with glowing warmth;
It gives to world appearance,
Through forces of the heart, the power to be.
Grown strong, the human soul defies
With inner fire the coldness of the world.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 17

Thus speaks the cosmic Word
That I by grace through senses' portals
Have led into my innermost soul:
Imbue your spirit depths
With my wide world horizons
To find in future time myself in you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education
GA 192

The unconscious crossing of the threshold by humanity. The need for a renewal of elementary school and popular education. The World War as a prelude to a tremendous spiritual struggle between East and West. The years around 1859 as a hub of human evolution. The interest of spiritual beings in the Development of man. Physiological talent and spiritual talent.

From the lecture series entitled, Spiritual Science & Social & Educational Questions, published in German as, Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung Socialer und Paedagogischer Fragen. These three lectures are also published in, Education as a Force for Social Change (previously entitled, Education as a Social Problem).

Foreword
Lecture I May 11, 1919
Lecture II May 18, 1919
Lecture III June 01, 1919

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