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 1919

Date Title
01/01 How Can Mankind Find Christ Again?: Lecture 8: Experiences of the Old Year and Outlook over the New Year (part 2)
01/03 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
01/04 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
01/05 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
01/10 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
01/11 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
01/12 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 6: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation
01/17 Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
01/18 Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
01/19 Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
01/24 Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
01/26 Migrations ...: Lecture 1: The Social Homunculus
01/31 Migrations ...: Lecture 2: What Form Can the Requirements of Social Life Take
02/01 Migrations ...: Lecture 3: Emancipation of the Economic Process
02/02 Migrations ...: Lecture 4: Three Conditions Which Determine Man's Position
02/03 The Social Question: Lecture I: The True Form of the Social Question
02/04 Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture I
02/05 The Social Question: Lecture II: Comparisons at Solving the Social Question based on Life's Realities
02/10 The Social Question: Lecture III: Fanaticism Versus a Real Conception of Life in Social Thinking and Willing
02/11 Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture II
02/12 The Social Question: Lecture IV: The Evolution of Social Thinking and Willing and Life's Circumstances for Current Humanity
02/15 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 1
02/16 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 2
02/21 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 3
02/25 The Social Question: Lecture V: The Social Will as the Basis Towards a New, Scientific Procedure
03/01 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 4
03/02 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 5
03/07 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 6
03/08 The Social Question: Lecture VI: What Significance does Work have for the Modern Proletarian?
03/09 Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture III
03/15 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 7
03/16 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 8
03/28 Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
03/29 Social Question as a Problem: Lecture II: The Inner Experience of Language
04/13 Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
04/21 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 1: Prelude to the Threefold Commonwealth
04/23 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 2: Esoteric Prelude to an Exoteric Consideration of the Social Question I
05/01 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 3: Esoteric Prelude to an Exoteric Consideration of the Social Question II
05/11 Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education: Lecture I
05/18 Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education: Lecture II
05/31 Threefold Order: Part II: Lecture: The Impulse Towards the Threefold Order
06/01 Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education: Lecture III
06/08 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 4: Pedagogy, from the Standpoint of the History of Culture
06/12 Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
07/11 The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
08/09 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture I: Historical Requirements of the Present Time
08/10 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture II: The Social Structure in Ancient Greece and Rome
08/11 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture III: Commodity, Labor, and Capital
08/15 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture IV: Education as a Problem Involving the Training of Teachers
08/16 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture V: The Metamorphoses of Human Intelligence: Present Trends and Dangers
08/17 Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
08/17 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture VI: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time, Conquering Egotism
08/21 Study of Man: Lecture I
08/21 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture I: Introduction - Aphoristic remarks on Artistic Activity, Arithmetic, Reading, and Writing
08/22 Study of Man: Lecture II
08/22 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture II: On Language - the Oneness of man with the Universe
08/23 Study of Man: Lecture III
08/23 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture III: On the Plastically Formative Arts, Music, and Poetry
08/25 Study of Man: Lecture IV
08/25 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture IV: The First School-lesson - Manual Skill, Drawing and Painting - the Beginnings of Language-teaching
08/26 Study of Man: Lecture V
08/26 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture V: Writing and Reading - Spelling
08/27 Study of Man: Lecture VI
08/27 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture VI: On the Rhythm of Life and Rhythmical Repetition in Teaching
08/28 Study of Man: Lecture VII
08/28 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture VII: The Teaching in the Ninth Year - Natural History - the Animal Kingdom
08/29 Study of Man: Lecture VIII
08/29 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture VIII: Education After the Twelfth - History - Physics
08/30 Study of Man: Lecture IX
08/30 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture IX: On the Teaching of Languages
09/01 Study of Man: Lecture X
09/01 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture X: Arranging the Lesson up to the Fourteenth Year
09/02 Study of Man: Lecture XI
09/02 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XI: On the Teaching of Geography
09/03 Study of Man: Lecture XII
09/03 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XII: How to Connect School with Practical Life
09/04 Study of Man: Lecture XIII
09/04 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XIII: On Drawing up the Time-table
09/05 Study of Man: Lecture XIV
09/05 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XIV: Moral Educative Principles and their Transition to Practice
09/06 Practical Course/Teachers: Concluding Remarks
09/08 Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1
09/08 Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
09/12 Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
09/28 Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 2
10/04 Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
10/10 Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
10/10 Cosmogony/Freedom/Altruism: Lecture I: Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization
10/11 Cosmogony/Freedom/Altruism: Lecture II: A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization
10/12 Cosmogony/Freedom/Altruism: Lecture III: Fundamental Impulses in History
10/17 Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
10/24 Social Future: Lecture I: The Social Question as a Cultural Question, a Question of Equity, and a Question of Economics
10/25 Social Future: Lecture II: The Organization of a Practical Economic Life on the Associative Basis
10/26 Social Future: Lecture III: The Task and Limitations of of Democracy, Public and Criminal Law
10/27 Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
10/28 Social Future: Lecture IV: Cultural Questions, Spiritual Science, Art, Science, Religion
10/29 Social Future: Lecture V: The Cooperation of the Spiritual, Political and Economic Departments of Life
10/30 Social Future: Lecture VI: National and International Life in the Threefold Social Organism
11/01 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture One: The Incarnation of Lucifer in Asia in the Third Millenium B.C.
11/01 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture I: The Incarnation of Lucifer in Asia in the Third Millenium B.C.
11/02 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Two: The Advance Preparation of Ahriman for His Future Incarnation
11/02 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture II: The Advance Preparation of Ahriman for His Future Incarnation
11/04 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Three: The Incarnation of Lucifer and Ahriman, -or- Luciferic Past and Ahrimanic Future
11/04 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture III: The Incarnation of Lucifer and Ahriman, -or- Luciferic Past and Ahrimanic Future
11/09 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Five: The Human as a Being of Will
11/09 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture V: The Human as a Being of Will
11/14 Differentation of Primeval Wisdom into East, Middle, West
11/15 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Four: The Luciferic Origin of Ancient Wisdom, Ahrimanization...
11/15 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture IV: The Luciferic Origin of Ancient Wisdom, Ahrimanization...
11/21 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture I: The Power and Mission of Michael
11/22 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture II: The Michael revelation.
11/23 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture III. Michaelic Thinking.
11/28 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture IV: The Culture of the Mysteries and the Michael Impulse.
11/29 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture V: The Michael Deed and the Michael Influence as Counter-pole of the Ahrimanic Influence
11/30 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture VI: The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will.
12/06 Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
12/12 Mysteries of Light: Lecture I: The Dualism in the Life of the Present Time
12/13 Mysteries of Light: Lecture II: The Development of Architecture
12/14 Mysteries of Light: Lecture III: Historical Occurrences of the Last Century
12/15 Mysteries of Light: Lecture IV: The Old Mysteries of Light, Space, and Earth
12/21 Dear Children: Lecture I: Address at the Christmas Assembly
12/21 Cosmic New Year: Lecture I: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization. The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth.
12/23 First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/24 Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/25 Cosmic New Year: Lecture II: The Michael Path to Christ: A Christmas Lecture
12/25 Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/25 Lecture: Michaelmas VIII: The Michael Path to the Christ (Extract)
12/26 Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/27 Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/28 Cosmic New Year: Lecture III: The Mystery of the Human Will
12/29 Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/30 Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/31 Cosmic New Year: Lecture IV: The Breaking-in of Spiritual Revelations Since the Last Third of the Nineteenth Century. Thoughts on New Years Eve.
12/31 Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)

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