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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 Origins of Natural Science
GA 326

These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings in connection with the development of natural science. Through this, Steiner shows the significance of scientific research and the mode of thinking that goes with it. As we look at what technology has brought us, we can have a feeling akin to the one of pain over the death of a person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important impetus to seek the spirit.

The nine lectures presented here were given in Dornach from December 24 to 28, 1922 and from January 1 to 6, 1923. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Der Entstehungsmoment der Naturwissenschaft in der Weltgeschichte und ihre seitherige Entwickelung. (Vol. 326 in the Collected Edition.) These lectures were translated by Maria St. Goar and edited by Norman Macbeth.

Introduction
Lecture I December 24, 1922
Lecture II December 25, 1922
Lecture III December 26, 1922
Lecture IV December 27, 1922
Lecture V December 28, 1922
Lecture VI January 01, 1923
Lecture VII January 02, 1923
Lecture VIII January 03, 1923
Lecture IX January 06, 1923

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