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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 Festivals and Their Meaning IV:
Michaelmas

Seven selected lectures given in various cities, this volume is a tremendous help for participating in the deep spiritual realities behind the Michaelmas festival. Throughout his life Steiner talked about a modern spiritually conscious approach to the festivals of the year. Here is a compilation of what he had to say at various times about Michaelmas. Translated and edited by M. Cotterell with a Foreword by A. C. Harwood

Foreword
I. Michael Meditation (from Steiner's final lecture) September 28, 1924
II. The Michael Inspiration: Spiritual Milestones in the Course of the Year October 15, 1923
III. A Michael Lecture January 13, 1924
IV. The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha I May 18, 1913
V. The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha II May 20, 1913
Michael and the Dragon (Published Article)
VI. The Creation of a Michael Festival out of the Spirit (extract) May 23, 1923
VII. The Michael Path to Christ (extract) December 25, 1919

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