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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Boundaries of Natural Science
GA 322

If nothing is within the reach of scientific research except what is in the sense world, the doors are closed to the worlds where the human being originates and where the creative forces of the world are found. Steiner calls on us to develop the organs of perception that go beyond these limits of cognition to where we can behold the Spirit active in the phenomena of nature.

This edition was translated by Frederick Amrine and Konrad Oberhuber from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, from the 4th edition (1969) of the German text published under the title Grenzsen der Naturerkenntnis (Vol, 322 in the Bibliographic Survey). The translation was supported in part by a grant from the Austro-American Friendship Association of Boston.

Gratitude is expressed for permission to quote in the Introduction from Collected Works of Paul Valéry, ed. Jackson Matthews, Bollingen Series XLV, Vol. 9: Masters and Friends, trans. Martin Turnell © 1968 Princeton University Press.

Lecture I September 27, 1920
Lecture II September 28, 1920
Lecture III September 29, 1920
Lecture IV September 30, 1920
Lecture V October 01, 1920
Lecture VI October 02, 1920
Lecture VII October 03, 1920
Lecture VIII October 04, 1920

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