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.

Nutrition and Health
GA 354

Steiner answers questions about nutrition for the workmen of the second Goetheanum. He shows them how blossom and fruit are related to the lower body or metabolic system, the leaf is related to the chest and breathing, and the root is related to the brain and nerves. Many other aspects of the relation of food substances to the human body are covered.

The two lectures presented here were given on July 31 and August 2, 1924 in Dornach Switzerland. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Die Schopfung der Welt und der Menschen, Erdenleben und Sternenwirken (Vol. 354 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated into English by Gladys Hahn. These two lectures are contained in The Evolution of the Earth and the Influence of the Stars. Translated by Gladys Hahn

Lecture I Dornach 31st July, 1924
II Lecture II Dornach 2nd August, 1924

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