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.

Reincarnation and Immortality

The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection with the Western Esoteric Tradition. Their precise, objective presentation are an updating and application of this tradition to the psychic and spiritual requirements of the 20th century.

This is a First English Edition of the lectures and one essay that are in this volume. The translators were, Michael and Elisabeth Tapp, and Adam Bittleston. The first three lectures were edited by Paul M. Allen. These lectures and one essay are from various Bn/GA numbers (some of which are unknown or not assigned), and were given at various cities in Europe. Translations by Michael and Elisabeth Tapp and Adam Bittleston
Essay from Bn/GA 34, one lecture from Bn/GA 80

Introduction
Lecture I: Free Will, Immortality April 24, 1918
Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity April 25, 1918
Lecture III: The Supersensible Being of Man January 12, 1916
Lecture IV: The Nature of Anthroposophy January 24, 1922
Lecture V: The Mystery of the Human Being October 09, 1916
Essay: The Science of Spirit and the Social Question

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