Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 6

There has arisen from its narrow limits
My self and finds itself
As revelation of all worlds
Within the sway of time and space;
The world, as archetype divine,
Displays to me at every turn
The truth of my own likeness.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 32

I feel my own force, bearing fruit
And gaining strength to give me to the world.
My inmost being I feel charged with power
To turn with clearer insight
Toward the weaving of life's destiny.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Man and the World of Stars
GA 219

The actions of spiritual beings in relation to the rhythm of the course of the year are brought to light in these inspiring lectures, showing how we are challenged to consciously integrate these rhythms into our earthly life. Steiner reveals that the concepts of spiritual science serve as our eyes in the spiritual world after death. He shows that we change the world when we communicate with it out of our spiritual nature, which is the true spiritual communion of humanity.

Here are these 12 lectures, in 2 parts, from the lecture series entitled, The Relationship of the the Starry World to Humans and of Humans to the Starry World, published in German as, Die Verhaeltnis der Sternenwelt Zum Menschen und des Menschen zur Sternenwelt. Die Geistige Kommunion des Menschheit. Translated by D.S. Osmond

Man and the World of the Stars:

 Cover Sheet  
Lecture I: The Spirit-Seed of Man's Physical Organism. Walking, Speaking, Thinking, and their Correspondences in the Spiritual World. November 26, 1922
Lecture II: Moral Qualities and the Life after Death. Windows of the Earth. December 01, 1922
Lecture III: Man's Relation to the World of Stars. December 03, 1922
Lecture IV: Rhythms of Earthly and Spiritual Life. Love, Memory, the Moral Life. Communion with Beings of the Higher Hierarchies. December 15, 1922
Lecture V: Human Faculties and their Connections with Elemental Beings. December 16, 1922
Lecture VI: Spiritualization of the Knowledge of Space. The Mission of Michael. December 17, 1922
Lecture VII: Inner Processes in the Human Organism. Sense-Perception, Breathing, Sleeping, Waking, Memory. December 22, 1922

The Spiritual Communion of Mankind:

Lecture I: Midsummer and Midwinter Mysteries. December 23, 1922
Lecture II: The Mysteries of Man's Nature and the Course of the Year. December 24, 1922
Lecture III: From Man's Living Together with the Course of Cosmic Existence Arises the Cosmic Cult. December 29, 1922
Lecture IV: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophic Movement. December 30, 1922
Lecture V: “Spiritual Knowledge Is a True Communion, the Beginning of a Cosmic Cult Suitable for Men of the Present Age.” December 31, 1922

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