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.

Planetary Spheres and Their Influence on Mans Life on Earth and in the Spiritual Worlds

In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner describes the after-death states and the experiences we undergo, the influences of Ahrimanic Beings, man's spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and the preparations for re-incarnation. In death we learn the significance and meaning of death on earth, and this enlightening book reveals with clarity and vision something of the vastness of our earthly and cosmic existences.

Formerly published privately for members. Translated from the German by George and Mary Adams.

Introduction
Lecture IThe Threefold Sun and the Risen Christ April 24, 1922
Lecture IIThe Cosmic Origin of the Human Form August 22, 1922
Lecture IIIMan's Life in Sleep and After Death August 30, 1922
Lecture IVLife in the Spiritual Spheres and the Return to Earth November 12, 1922
Lecture VLuciferic and Ahrimanic Powers Wrestling for Man November 16, 1922
Lecture VIChrist and the Metamorphoses of Karma November 19, 1922

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