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.


Seventeen lectures given in Dornach
between April 2 and June 5, 1921


The Anthroposophic Press
Hudson, N.Y.

Rudolf Steiner Press

The seventeen lectures presented here were given in Dornach, Switzerland, between April 2 and June 5, 1921. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the original texts is entitled Perspektiven der Menschheitsentwicklung (Vol. 204 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated from the German by Maria St. Goar.

Distributed in the U.S. by Anthroposophic Press, Bell's Pond, Star Route, Hudson, N.Y. 12534.

Distributed in the U.K. by Rudolf Steiner Press, 38 Museum Street, London, WC1.

Copyright © 1987 by Anthroposophic Press

Library of Congress Cataloging-in--Publication Data

Steiner, Rudolf, 1861–1925

Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy

Translation of: Perspektiven der Menschheitsentwicklung. 1. Anthroposophy. 2. Materialism. I. Title.

BP595. S894P4413 1987 299'.935 87-1171

ISBN 0-88010-177-6

0-88010-176-8 (pbk.) Anthroposophic Press 85440-105-9

85440-095-8 (pbk.) Rudolf Steiner Press

Cover design by Van James

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publishers, except for brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.

Printed in the United States of America

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