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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Schiller and Our Times
GA 51

During the years 1901-1905, Rudolf Steiner presented 34 lectures at the Free University in Berlin. These nine lectures were given in 1905, and are all about Schiller. Subjects include: Schiller's life, his works, Schiller and Goethe, all of his dramas, his influence in the 19th Century, and the idealism he created.

These lectures are from the lecture series entitled, About Philosophy, History, and Literature, and were published in German as, Ueber Philosophie, Geschichte und Literatur.

A Word to the Reader
I.Schiller's Life and Characteristic Quality January 21, 1905
II.Schiller's Work and its Changing Phases January 28, 1905
III.Schiller and Goethe February 04, 1905
IV.Schiller's Weltanschauung February 11, 1905
V.Schiller, the Greek Drama and Nietzsche February 18, 1905
VI.Schiller's Later Plays February 25, 1905
VII.Schiller's Influence During the 19th Century March 04, 1905
VIII.What Can the Present Learn from Schiller March 05, 1905
IX.Schiller and Idealism March 25, 1905

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