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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.

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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