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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 25

I can belong now to myself
And shining spread my inner light
Into the dark of space and time.
Toward sleep is urging all creation,
But inmost soul must stay awake
And carry wakefully sun's glowing
Into the winter's icy flowing.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 51

Into our inner being
The riches of the senses pour.
The Cosmic Spirit finds itself
Reflected in the human eye,
Which ever must renew its strength
From out that spirit source.

—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
I.The Threefold Sun and the Risen Christ April 24, 1922
II.The Cosmic Origin of the Human Form August 22, 1922
III.Man's Life in Sleep and After Death August 30, 1922
IV.Life in the Spiritual Spheres and the Return to Earth November 12, 1922
V.Luciferic and Ahrimanic Powers Wrestling for Man November 16, 1922
VI.Christ and the Metamorphoses of Karma November 19, 1922

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