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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Event of the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World

Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the true nature of the second coming of Christ is His appearance to human beings in the etheric world, not His return in a physical body. The experience of Paul at Damascus will be repeated for more people. Humanity is challenged not to sleep through this event. Other related themes covered here are the etherization of the blood and the three realms of the dead.

The lectures appearing in this volume were selected from the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German. For complete bibliographic information, please refer to the back of the book.

These lectures are mostly from the lecture series entitled, The Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World, published in German as, Das Ereignis der Christus-Erscheinung in der Aetherischen Welt. Multiple translators were involved in the translation of the lectures in this edition. Cover design by Peter van Oort.

Introduction
Publisher Note
I.The Event of the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World January 25, 1910
II.Spiritual Science as Preparation for a New Etheric Vision January 27, 1910
III.Buddhism and Pauline Christianity February 27, 1910
IV:Mysteries of the Universe: Comets and the Moon March 05, 1910
V:The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric March 06, 1910
V.The Sermon on the Mount March 15, 1910
VI.The Return of Christ April 18, 1910
VII.The Etheric Vision of the Future May 10, 1910
IX:The Etherization of the Blood October 01, 1911
X:Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 1 November 18, 1917
X.Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 2 November 19, 1917
XI.Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 3 November 25, 1917
XII.The Three Realms of the Dead: Life Between Death and a New Birth November 29, 1917
Notes
Notes on the Texts

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