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Rudolf Steiner Archive 

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.

The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount

The first lecture presents a profound interpretation of the Commandments against the background of the evolution of consciousness. The second deals with the Sermon on the Mount as a penetrating expression of “the fulfillment of the times.” Steiner reveals deep truths in the Beatitudes regarding Christ's teaching for the physical, etheric, and astral bodies, the sentient, rational, and consciousness souls, as well as for future human developments.

The Ten Commandments, a lecture, was given in Berlin, November 16, 1908. It is included in Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde (Bn/GA 107 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961), and was translated from the German by Frieda Solomon and Mel Belenson.

The Sermon on the Mount, a lecture, was given in Munich, March 15, 1910. It is included in Das Ereignis der Christus-Erscheinung in der ätherischen Welt (Bn/GA 118 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961), and was translated from the German by Frieda Solomon.

I.The Ten Commandments 16th November, 1908
II.The Sermon on the Mount 15th March, 1910

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