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.

The Ego: The God Within and the God of External Revelation
GA 117

Three lectures held at Munich in December 1909 and 1910. From a manuscript unrevised by the lecturer. The first 2 lectures are from Bn/GA 117, Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels, Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien. The last lecture is from Bn/GA 124, Excursus in the Area of the Gospel of St. Mark, Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangelium.

Lecture 1: 

Group-soulness and Ego-hood. The Spiritualisation of Language. The central being in man grasped by Anthroposophical Thinking, The building up of the Individual Ego.

December 04, 1909
Lecture 2: 

The Education of Humanity. The God within and the God of external manifestation.

December 07, 1909
Lecture 3: 

The Temple language. The Astral body becomes blunted as an organ of Cognition. The transition: the anticipation of the Ego-hood in the Astral Body. Kyrios, Lord of the Soul, the “I.₋ The growth of the “I₋ or Ego into the Spiritual World. The secrets of the Mark Gospel.

December 12, 1910

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