Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

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Lectures Given in 1908

Date Title
01/06 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture I
01/09 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture VII: Man, Woman and Child
01/23 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture VIII: The Soul of the Animal in the Light of Spiritual Science
01/27 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture II
02/02 Lecture: The Group Souls of Animals, Plants and Minerals
02/12 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 2-12-1908
02/15 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture III
02/26 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 2-26-1908
02/29 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IV
03/02 Riddles of the World: Lecture IV: Spiritual Science and the Social Question
03/12 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XI: Occupation and Earnings
03/14 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 3-14-1908
03/16 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture V
03/17 Esoteric Lesson: Munich, 3-17-1908
03/18 Man and Woman in Light of Spiritual Science
03/24 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VI
03/26 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XII: Sun, Moon and Stars
04/09 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XIII: Outset and End of the Earth
04/12 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 4-12-1908
04/13 Festivals/Easter: Lecture VI: Easter: The Mystery of the Future
04/16 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XIV: The Hell
04/20 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VII
05/14 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XV: The Heaven
05/15 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 5-15-1908
05/16 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VIII
05/18 Gospel of John: Lecture I: The Doctrine of the Logos
05/19 Gospel of John: Lecture II: Esoteric Christianity
05/20 Gospel of John: Lecture III: The Mission of the Earth
05/22 Esoteric Lesson: Hamburg, 5-22-1908
05/22 Gospel of John: Lecture IV: The Raising of Lazarus
05/23 Gospel of John: Lecture V: The Seven Degrees of Initiation
05/24 Esoteric Lesson: Hamburg, 5-24-1908
05/25 Gospel of John: Lecture VI: The "I AM"
05/26 Gospel of John: Lecture VII: The Mystery of Golgotha
05/27 Gospel of John: Lecture VIII: Human Evolution in its Relation to the Christ Principle
05/29 Gospel of John: Lecture IX: The Prophetical Documents and the Origin of Christianity
05/30 Gospel of John: Lecture X: The Effect of the Christ Impulse Within Mankind
05/30 Gospel of John: Lecture XI: Christian Initiation
05/31 Esoteric Lesson: Hamburg, 5-31-1908
05/31 Gospel of John: Lecture XII: The Nature of the Virgin Sophia and of the Holy Spirit
06/01 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IX
06/04 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture X
06/05 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 6-5-1908
06/07 Lecture V: WHITSUN: The Festival of united Soul-Endeavour
06/11 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture XI
06/14 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 6-14-1908
06/17 Apocalypse of John: Introductory Lecture
06/18 Apocalypse of John: Lecture I
06/19 Apocalypse of John: Lecture II
06/20 Apocalypse of John: Lecture III
06/21 Apocalypse of John: Lecture IV
06/22 Apocalypse of John: Lecture V
06/23 Apocalypse of John: Lecture VI
06/24 Apocalypse of John: Lecture VII
06/25 Apocalypse of John: Lecture VIII
06/26 Apocalypse of John: Lecture IX
06/27 Apocalypse of John: Lecture X
06/29 Apocalypse of John: Lecture XI
06/30 Apocalypse of John: Lecture XII
08/04 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
08/05 Esoteric Lesson: Stuttgart, 8-5-1908
08/05 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture II: Ancient Wisdom and the new Apocalyptic Wisdom. Temple sleep. Isis and the Madonna. Past stages of Evolution. The bestowing of the Ego. Future Powers.
08/06 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture III: The Kingdoms of Nature. Group-egos. The Centre of Man. The Kingdoms of Higher Spiritual Beings.
08/07 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture IV: The Outer Manifestations of Spiritual Beings in the Elements. Their connection with Man. Cosmic partitions. The Myth of Osiris.
08/08 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture V: The sacrifice of the substance by the Thrones, Kyriotetes, Dynami's, and Exusiai. Jehovah and the Elohim, and their co-operative activity in the stages of human Development.
08/09 Esoteric Lesson: Stuttgart, 8-9-1908
08/10 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VI: The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the, Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
08/11 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VII: Animal forms -- the physiognomical expression of human passions. The religion of Egypt -- a remembrance of Lemurian times. Fish and serpent symbols. The remembrance of Atlantis in Europe. The Light of Christ.
08/12 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VIII: Mans connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
08/13 Esoteric Lesson: Stuttgart, 8-13-1908
08/13 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The progress of man. His conquest of the physical plane in the post-Atlantean civilizations. The beginning and up-building of the 'I am.' The chosen people.
08/14 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture X: The reflection in the fourth epoch of mans experiences with the ancient Gods and their way of the Cross. The Christ-Mystery.
08/16 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The reversing of Egyptian remembrance into material forms by way of Arabism. The harmonizing of Egyptian remembrance. The Christian impulse of power in Rosicrucianism.
08/18 Lecture: Philosophy and Anthroposophy
09/02 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 1
09/03 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 2
09/04 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 3
09/05 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 4
09/07 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 5
09/08 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 6
09/09 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 7
09/10 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 8
09/11 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 9
09/12 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 10
09/13 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 11
09/14 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 12
10/15 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture I: Where and How Does One Find the Spirit?
10/19 Astral World: Lecture I
10/21 Astral World: Lecture II: Some Characteristics of the Astral World
10/22 Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture I
10/22 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture II: Goethe's Secret Revelation - Exoteric
10/23 Lecture: History of the Physical Plane and Occult History
10/24 Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture II
10/24 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture III: Goethe's Secret Revelation - Esoteric
10/26 Novalis: On his Hymns to the Night
10/26 Astral World: Lecture III: The Law of the Astral Plane: Renunciation
10/27 The Mission of Savonarola
10/27 Concerning the Nature of Pain, Suffering, Joy, and Bliss
10/29 Lecture: The Four Human Group Souls (Lion, Bull, Eagle, Man)
11/02 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
11/08 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 11-8-1908
11/10 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
11/11 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 11-11-1908
11/12 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture IV: Bible and Wisdom I
11/13 The Theory of Categories / Kategorienlehre
11/14 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture V: Bible and Wisdom II
11/16 Lecture: The Ten Commandments
11/17 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 11-17-1908
11/21 Regarding Higher Worlds
11/23 What is Self-knowledge?
12/05 Lecture: The Bible and Wisdom
12/08 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 3: Original Sin
12/10 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture VI: Superstition from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
12/13 The Rishis
12/14 The Ten Commandments
12/16 Lecture: A Chapter of Occult History
12/17 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture VII: Issues of Nutrition in the Light of Spiritual Science
12/21 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
12/22 Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
12/26 Poetry/Fairy Tales: Lecture 2: The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

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