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.

Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
GA 96

The three lectures presented here were given in Berlin in December, 1904, 1905 and 1906. They were translated from the original German by Lisa D. Monges with emendations by Gilbert Church, Ph.D.

This translation has been authorized for the Western hemisphere by agreement with the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn/GA 54, 92, and 96.

Birth of the Light December 19th, 1904
The Christmas Festival as a Symbol of the Sun Victory December 14th, 1905
Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival December 17th, 1906

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