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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 44

In reaching for new sense attractions,
Soul-clarity would fill,
Mindful of spirit-birth attained,
The world's bewildering, sprouting growth
With the creative will of my own thinking.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 18

Can I expand my soul
That it unites itself
With cosmic Word received as seed?
I sense that I must find the strength
To fashion worthily my soul
As fitting raiment for the spirit.

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Cover: Title-lettering by Peter Stebbing Motif by Rudolf Steiner (originally made in 1921 for Hermann von Baravalle's dissertation).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