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Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

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Cover: Title-lettering by Peter Stebbing Motif by Rudolf Steiner (originally made in 1921 for Hermann von Baravalle's dissertation).

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

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