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.

Education as a Social Problem
GA 296

These lectures were given one month before the opening of the first Waldorf school in the context of post-war Germany.They were translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, from the German edition published with the title, Die Erziehungsfrage als soziale Frage Die spirituellen, kulturgeschichtlichen und sozialen Hintergründe der Waldorfschul-Pädagogik (Vol. 296 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961). Translated by Lisa D. Monges and Doris M. Bugby.

Cover: Title-lettering by Peter Stebbing Motif by Rudolf Steiner (originally made in 1921 for Hermann von Baravalle's dissertation).

Lecture I: Historical Requirements of the Present Time August 09, 1919
Lecture II: The Social Structure in Ancient Greece and Rome August 10, 1919
Lecture III: Commodity, Labor, and Capital August 11, 1919
Lecture IV: Education as a Problem Involving the Training of Teachers August 15, 1919
Lecture V: The Metamorphoses of Human Intelligence: Present Trends and Dangers August 16, 1919
Lecture VI: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time, Conquering Egotism August 17, 1919

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