Corner icon Lectures Section image

Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 25

I can belong now to myself
And shining spread my inner light
Into the dark of space and time.
Toward sleep is urging all creation,
But inmost soul must stay awake
And carry wakefully sun's glowing
Into the winter's icy flowing.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 51

Into our inner being
The riches of the senses pour.
The Cosmic Spirit finds itself
Reflected in the human eye,
Which ever must renew its strength
From out that spirit source.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution
GA 226

Steiner describes here the journey of the soul through the planetary and stellar spheres during sleep and after death.

These six lectures, translated from the German by Erna McArthur, were given in Oslo in May of 1923. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing these texts is entitled: The Human Being, His Destiny and World Evolution. They are published in German as: Menschenwesen, Menschenschicksal und Welt-Entwickelung (vol. 226 in the Bibliographic Survey).

I.On the Nature and Destiny of Man and World May 16, 1923
II.Life between Death and a New Incarnation May 17, 1923
III.Our Experiences at Night, Life after Death May 18, 1923
IV.Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part I May 19, 1923
V.Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part II May 20, 1923
VI.Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part III May 21, 1923

Support Our Services

The Archive is a "pay what you can" service. If you or your organization use and value our work, please consider making a financial contribution. Visit our Help Out page for additional ways to support us. Thank you!

Please Donate!