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.

The Social Future
GA 332a

As part of Steiner's intense activity in the social field in 1919, these lectures show that a healthy social organism depends on the separation of the three spheres of society: the cultural sphere including art, science, religion, and education; the legal-political sphere; and the economic sphere. This membering into three spheres will overcome the polarizing tendencies of modern life and make the economy the servant of society rather than its master.

Six lectures by Rudolf Steiner, given at Zurich in October, 1919, with an Introduction by Bernard Behrens in August of 1945. Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Lectures 1 through 6 from the lecture series: The Social Future. Published in German as: Soziale Zukunft.

 Cover Sheet  
Lecture I: The Social Question as a Cultural Question, a Question of Equity, and a Question of Economics. October 24, 1919
Lecture II: The Organization of a Practical Economic Life on the Associative Basis. Transformation of the Market and Fixing of Prices. Money and Taxation. Credit. October 25, 1919
Lecture III: Legal Questions. The Task and the Limitations of Democracy. Public Law. Criminal Law. October 26, 1919
Lecture IV: Cultural Questions. Spiritual Science (Art, Science, Religion). The Nature of Education. Social Art. October 28, 1919
Lecture V: The Cooperation of the Spiritual, Political, and Economic Departments of Life for the Building Up of a Unified Threefold Social Organism. October 29, 1919
Lecture VI: National and International Life in the Threefold Social Organism. October 30, 1919

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