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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.

The Arts and Their Mission
GA 276

Steiner's extraordinary insights on architecture, sculpture, painting, drama, costuming, music, poetry, eurythmy, and more. From the contents:

“The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct stimulation from the spiritual world. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more into the spiritual world.”

The original German edition was issued under the title: Das Kuenstlerische in seiner Weltmission. Der Genius der Sprache. Die Welt des sich offenbarenden Scheines. Anthroposophie und Kunst. Anthroposophie und Dichtung. Translated by Lisa D. Monges and Virginia Moore.

Introduction
Lecture I May 27, 1923
Lecture II June 01, 1923
Lecture III June 02, 1923
Lecture IV June 03, 1923
Lecture V June 08, 1923
Lecture VI June 09, 1923
Lecture VII May 18, 1923
Lecture VIII May 20, 1923

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