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.

Health and Illness I
GA 348

These question and answer periods with the workmen of the first Goetheanum cover a wide variety of topics related to health and illness occurring during different periods of life, the formation of the human ear, the thyroid and hormones, treatments for mental and physical rejuvenation, and more. Translated by Maria St. Goar. Cover design by Peter van Oordt.

Lecture I: Concerning the World Situation; Causes of Illness October 19, 1922
Lecture II: Illnesses Occurring in the Different Periods of Life October 24, 1922
Lecture III: The Formation of the Human Ear; Eagle, Lion, Bull, and Man November 29, 1922
Lecture IV: The Thyroid Gland and Hormones; Steinach's Tests; Mental and Physical Rejuvenation Treatments December 02, 1922
Lecture V: The Eye; Colour of the Hair December 13, 1922
Lecture VI: The Nose, Smell, and Taste December 16, 1922
Lecture VII: Spiritual-Scientific Foundations for a True Physiology December 20, 1922
Lecture VIII: Concerning the Soul Life in the Breathing Process December 23, 1922
Lecture IX: Why do We Become Sick? Influenza; Hayfever; Mental Illness December 27, 1922

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