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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.

Inner Aspect of the Social Question
GA 193

Rudolf Steiner suggested new ways to organize society and engage with social questions. This book presents his esoteric perspective on such concerns. Steiner asserts that we must begin by giving real value to the human element in the world, finding a deeper understanding of our relationship to nature and to the cosmos. Accordingly, it is ineffective to organize society in an arbitrary way; society ought to reflect the human relationship to the spiritual world. Steiner goes on to discuss the threefold archetype of social life — the political state, the economy, and the spiritual and cultural aspects — and how these three areas can interact in a healthy way, leading to an evolving society that is vibrant.

These lectures were translated from shorthand reports un-revised by the lecturer. This lecture series is entitled, Inner Aspects of Social Riddles. The original text is contained in the volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner entitled, Der Innere Aspekt des socialen Rätsels. Luziferische Vergangenheit und ahrimanische Zukunft, (Bibl, Nr. 193).

Lecture I February 04, 1919
Lecture II February 11, 1919
Lecture III March 09, 1919

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