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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.

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

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