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.

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).

 Cover Sheet  
Lecture I: On the Nature and Destiny of Man and World May 16, 1923
Lecture II: Life between Death and a New Incarnation May 17, 1923
Lecture III: Our Experiences at Night, Life after Death May 18, 1923
Lecture IV: Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part 1 May 19, 1923
Lecture V: Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part 2 May 20, 1923
Lecture VI: Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part 3 May 21, 1923

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