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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Spiritual Ground of Education
GA 305

Foreword

This course of nine lectures was given by Doctor Rudolf Steiner at Mansfield College, Oxford, in August, 1922, three years after the foundation of the Waldorf School. It is the first of the three courses of lectures on education given by Rudolf Steiner for an English audience.

Mrs. Millicent Mackenzie, at that time professor of Education at University College, Cardiff, was an active member of the committee who promoted the conference and she took the chair throughout these lectures. Principal L. P. Jacks, then head of Manchester College, gave an address of welcome to Dr. Steiner at the opening of the conference. Mr. H. A. L. Fisher, then Minister of Education (to whose message Dr. Steiner refers in Lecture II) had signified his intention to be present.

The colloquial style has been retained in translation since, although Steiner would no doubt have revised the MS. for publication, it seems less presumptuous to leave in what he might have left out than to risk leaving out what he might have left in.

D.H.

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