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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny
GA 224

Steiner here deals with the interwovenness of human beings and destiny with cosmic and spiritual evolution. By meditating upon the human functions of walking, talking, sleeping, and thinking, we are brought into contact with the traces of the past deeds of spiritual Beings and the presence of Christ among us now and in the future.

This English edition of two lectures given in Prague on the 28th and 29th April 1923 entitled, “Die Etappen des Erwachens der menschlichen Seele. Die Christus-Offenbarung.” is published by permission of Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. They are the 3rd and 4th of 11 lectures in the work, The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual Individualities, or Die Menschliche Seele in Ihrem Zusammenhang Mit Goettlich-Geistligen Individualitaeten. Die Verinnerlichung der Jahresfeste, in German.

I. Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny April 28, 1923
II. The Need for Understanding The Christ April 29, 1923

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