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 1923

Date Title
01/01 Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VI
01/02 Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VII
01/03 Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VIII
01/05 Health and Illness II: Lecture II: The Brain and Thinking
01/06 Origins of Natural Science: Lecture IX
01/07 Lecture: Man and Cosmos
01/07 Man and Cosmos
01/08 Health and Illness II: Lecture III: The Effects of Alcohol on Man
01/10 Health and Illness II: Lecture IV: The Power of Intelligence as the Effect of the Sun; Beaver Lodges and Wasps Nests
01/13 Health and Illness II: Lecture V: The Effect of Nicotine; Vegetarian and Meat Diets; On Taking Absinthe; Twin Births
01/13 Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
01/14 Anthroposophy/Civilization
01/19 Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
01/20 Health and Illness II: Lecture VI: Diphtheria and Influenza; Crossed Eyes
01/21 Lecture: Fall and Redemption
01/23 Awakening to Community: Lecture I
01/26 Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
01/27 Health and Illness II: Lecture VII: The Relationship Between the Breathing and the Circulation of the Blood; Jaundice; Smallpox; Rabies
01/27 Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
01/28 Lecture: Concerning Electricity
01/30 Awakening to Community: Lecture II
02/02 Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
02/03 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture I
02/03 Health and Illness II: Lecture VIII: The Effect of Absinthe; Hemophilia;The Ice Age; The Declining Oriental and the Rising European Cultures; On Bees
02/06 Awakening to Community: Lecture III
02/10 Health and Illness II: Lecture IX: The Relationship of the Planets to the Metals and their Healing Effects
02/11 Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
02/13 Lecture: Awakening to Community - I
02/13 Awakening to Community: Lecture IV
02/17 Cosmic Workings: Lecture II
02/18 Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
02/21 Colour and the Human Races: Lecture I: The Nature of Color
02/22 Awakening to Community: Lecture V
02/27 Awakening to Community: Lecture VI
02/28 Awakening to Community: Lecture VII
03/02 Awakening to Community: Lecture VIII
03/03 Awakening to Community: Lecture IX
03/03 Colour and the Human Races: Lecture II: Color and the Human Races
03/04 Awakening to Community: Lecture X
03/07 Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture V
03/08 Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture VI
03/11 Driving Force: Lecture I
03/12 Driving Force: Lecture II
03/16 Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture VII
03/16 Driving Force: Lecture III
03/17 Driving Force: Lecture IV
03/18 Driving Force: Lecture V
03/22 Driving Force: Lecture VI
03/23 Driving Force: Lecture VII
03/29 Poetry/Speech: Lecture VII: The Uttering of Syllables and the Speaking of Words
03/29 Poetry/Speech: Lecture VIII: The Interaction of Breathing and Blood-Circulation
03/29 Poetry/Speech: Lecture IX: The Alliteration and Terminal Rhyme
03/31 Lecture: The Cycle of the Year: Lecture I
04/01 Lecture: The Cycle of the Year: Lecture II
04/02 Lecture: The Cycle of the Year: Lecture III
04/03 Lecture: The Cycle of the Year: Lecture IV
04/04 Lecture: The Cycle of the Year: Lecture V
04/06 Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
04/09 Purpose of the Goetheanum and Anthroposophy
04/13 Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
04/15 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture I
04/15 Child's Changing Consciousness: Introduction to a Eurythmy Performance
04/16 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture II
04/17 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture III
04/18 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture IV
04/19 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture V
04/20 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture VI
04/20 Spiritual Development: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of the Activity of Thinking
04/21 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture VII
04/21 Spiritual Development: Lecture II: The Physical World and the Moral-Spiritual Impulses
04/22 Child's Changing Consciousness: Lecture VIII:
04/22 Spiritual Development: Lecture III: Man's Faculty of Cognition in the Etheric World
04/28 Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture I
04/29 Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture II
05/02 The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
05/07 Lecture I: The WHITSUN Mystery and its Connection with the Ascension
05/07 Easter/Pentecost: Lecture II: The Mystery of Pentecost and the Ascension
05/14 Eternal Soul of Man in the Light of Anthroposophy
05/16 Man's Being: Lecture I: On the Nature and Destiny of Man and World
05/17 Man's Being: Lecture II: Life between Death and a New Incarnation
05/17 Lecture III: WORLD-PENTECOST: The Message of Anthroposophy
05/17 Easter/Pentecost: Lecture III: The Pentecost of the World
05/18 Colour: Part Three: Colours as Revelations of the Psychic in the World
05/18 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture VII
05/18 Man's Being: Lecture III: Our Experiences at Night, Life after Death
05/19 Man's Being: Lecture IV: Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution - 1
05/20 Man's Being: Lecture V: Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution - 2
05/20 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture VIII
05/21 Man's Being: Lecture VI: Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution - 3
05/23 Lecture: Michaelmas VII: The Creation of A Michael Festival Out Of The Spirit (Extract)
05/27 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture I
06/01 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture II
06/02 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture III
06/03 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture IV
06/08 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture V
06/09 Arts and Their Mission: Lecture VI
06/10 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture One: The Homeless Souls
06/10 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture I: Homeless Souls
06/11 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Two: The Unveiling of Spiritual Truths
06/11 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture II: The Theosophical Society: A Common Body with a Conscious Self. Blavatsky Phenomenon
06/12 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Three: The Opposition to Spiritual Revelations
06/12 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture III: Critical Judgment and Colour of the Times
06/13 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Four: Spiritual Truths and the Physical World
06/13 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture IV: Blavatsky's Orientation: Spiritual, but Anti-Christian
06/14 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Five: The Decline of the Theosophical Society
06/14 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture V: Anti-Christianity. - The Healing of the Gulf.
06/15 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Six: The Emergence of the Anthroposophic Movement
06/15 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture VI: The Two First Periods of the Anthroposophic Movement
06/16 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Seven: The Consolidation of the Anthroposophic Movement
06/16 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture VII: The Third Stage: The Present Day. - Life-Conditions of the Anthroposophical Society
06/17 Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Eight: Responsibility to Anthroposophy
06/17 Anthroposophic Movement (1938): Lecture VIII: Conclusions: The Anthroposophical Society and its Future Conduct.
06/21 Preparing for a New Birth
07/11 Course for Priests: Lecture I
07/12 Course for Priests: Lecture II
07/13 Course for Priests: Lecture III
07/14 Course for Priests: Lecture IV
07/15 Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
07/27 Lecture: The Spiritual Individualities of the Planets
07/29 Colour: Part Two: Dimension, Number and Weight
08/05 Education: Lecture I: Science, Art, Religion and Morality
08/06 Education: Lecture II: Principles of Greek Education
08/07 Education: Lecture III: Greek Education and the Middle Ages
08/08 Education: Lecture IV: The Connection of the Spirit with Bodily Organs
08/09 Education: Lecture V: The Emancipation of the Will in the Human Organism
08/10 Education: Lecture VI: Walking, Speaking, Thinking
08/11 Education: Lecture VII: The Rhythmic System, Sleeping and Waking, Imitation
08/12 Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
08/13 Education: Lecture VIII: Reading, Writing and Nature Study
08/14 Education: Lecture IX: Arithmetic, Geometry, History
08/15 Education: Lecture X: Physics, Chemistry, Handwork, Language, Religion
08/16 Education: Lecture XI: Memory, Temperaments, Bodily Culture and Art
08/19 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture I: First Steps towards Imaginative Knowledge
08/20 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture II: Inspiration and Intuition
08/21 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture III: Initiation-Knowledge -- New and Old
08/22 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture IV: Dream Life
08/23 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture V: The Relation of Man to the Three Worlds
08/24 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture VI: The Ruling of Spirit in Nature
08/25 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture VII: The Interplay of Various Worlds
08/26 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture VIII: During Sleep and after Death
08/26 Lecture: A Lecture on Eurythmy
08/27 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture IX: Experiences between Death and Rebirth
08/28 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture X: Man's Life after Death in the Spiritual Cosmos
08/28 Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
08/29 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture XI: Experience of the World's Past
08/30 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture XII: The Evolution of the World in Connection with the Evolution of Man
08/31 Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture XIII: The Entry of Man into the Era of Freedom
09/02 Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
09/10 Lecture IV: The Sun-Initiation of the Druid Priest and His Moon-Science
09/14 Lecture I: Man in the Past, the Present and the Future
09/15 Lecture II: Man in the Past, the Present and the Future
09/16 Lecture III: Man in the Past, the Present and the Future
09/22 Cosmic Workings: Lecture III
09/26 Esoteric Development: Lecture III: Supersensible Knowledge: Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Age
09/26 Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: Supersensible Knowledge: Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Age
09/27 Lecture: Michaelmas-Soul: Lecture I
09/28 Lecture: Michaelmas-Soul: Lecture II
09/29 Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Anthroposophy and the Ethical-Religious Conduct of Life
09/30 Lecture: Michaelmas-Soul: Lecture III
10/01 Lecture: Michaelmas-Soul: Lecture IV
10/05 Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture I: The Michael Imagination
10/06 Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture II: The Christmas Imagination
10/07 Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture III: The Easter Imagination
10/08 Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
10/12 Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture IV: The St. John Imagination
10/13 Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture V: The Working Together of the Four Archangels
10/15 Lecture: Michaelmas III: The Michael Inspiration
10/15 Deeper Education: Lecture I: Gymnast, Rhetorician, Professor: A Living Synthesis
10/16 Deeper Education: Lecture II: Forces Leading to Health and Illness in Education
10/16 Deeper Education: Lecture III: A Comprehensive Knowledge of Man as the Source of Imagination in the Teacher
10/19 Man/Symphony: Lecture I: Man as Microcosm
10/20 Man/Symphony: Lecture II: The Sun in Relation to the Outer Planets
10/21 Man/Symphony: Lecture III: Physical and Spiritual Substance
10/26 Man/Symphony: Lecture IV: Butterfly and Plant
10/27 Man/Symphony: Lecture V: Butterflies, Birds and Bats
10/27 Cosmic Workings: Lecture IV
10/28 Man/Symphony: Lecture VI: Evolution of Animals and Man
10/31 Cosmic Workings: Lecture V
11/02 Man/Symphony: Lecture VII: Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs, and Salamanders and their Relations to Ethers and Plants
11/03 Man/Symphony: Lecture VIII: Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs, and Salamanders and their Relations to Various Animals
11/04 Man/Symphony: Lecture IX: Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs, and Salamanders and their Various Activities and Attitudes
11/09 Man/Symphony: Lecture X: The Origin of the Different Systems of Man: Metabolism, Rhythmic, Nerve
11/10 Man/Symphony: Lecture XI: Food, Digestion, Plants, and Carnivorous Animals
11/11 Man/Symphony: Lecture XII: Convention and Morals, Bones and Hatred
11/13 Supersensible Man: Lecture I
11/14 Supersensible Man: Lecture II
11/15 Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Times
11/16 Lecture: Spiritual Knowledge: A Way of Life
11/17 Supersensible Man: Lecture III
11/17 Supersensible Man: Lecture IV
11/18 Supersensible Man: Lecture V
11/23 Mystery Centres: Lecture I
11/24 Mystery Centres: Lecture II
11/25 Mystery Centres: Lecture III
11/26 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture II
11/28 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture III
11/30 Mystery Centres: Lecture IV: The Ephesian Mysteries of Artemis
12/01 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture IV
12/01 Mystery Centres: Lecture V
12/02 Mystery Centres: Lecture VI
12/05 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture V
12/07 Mystery Centres: Lecture VII: The Mysteries of Hibernia
12/08 Mystery Centres: Lecture VIII
12/09 Mystery Centres: Lecture IX
12/10 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture VI
12/12 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture VII
12/14 Mystery Centres: Lecture X: The Chthonic and the Eleusinian Mysteries
12/15 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture VIII
12/15 Mystery Centres: Lecture XI: The Secret of Plants, of Metals, and of Men
12/21 Mystery Centres: Lecture XII: The Mysteries of the Samothracian Kabiri
12/22 Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture IX
12/22 Mystery Centres: Lecture XIII: Transition from the Spirit of the Ancient Mysteries to the Spirit of the Mysteries of the Middle Ages
12/23 Mystery Centres: Lecture XIV: Human Soul-Strivings During the Middle Ages the Rosicrucian Mysteries
12/23 Christmas Conference: Lecture 1: Introduction to the Eurythmy Performance
12/24 Christmas Conference: Lecture 2: The Opening of the Christmas Foundation Conference, by Rudolf Steiner
12/24 Christmas Conference: Lecture 3: Rudolf Steiner's Opening Lecture and Reading of the Statutes
12/24 World History: Lecture I: Evolution of the Soul and of Memory
12/25 Christmas Conference: Lecture 4: The Laying of the Foundation Stone
12/25 Christmas Conference: Lecture 5: The Foundation Meeting, 25 December, 11.15 a.m.
12/25 Christmas Conference: Lecture 6: Meeting of the Vorstand and the General Secretaries
12/25 World History: Lecture II: Mysteries of 'Asia'
12/26 Christmas Conference: Lecture 7: Continuation of the Foundation Meeting, 26 December, 10 a.m.
12/26 World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
12/27 Christmas Conference: Lecture 8: Continuation of the Foundation Meeting, 27 December, 10 a.m.
12/27 World History: Lecture IV: Atlantean Wisdom in the Mysteries of Hibernia, Gilgamish and Eabani at Ephesus, Logos Mysteries of Artemis at Ephesus
12/27 Der Grundstein
12/27 The Foundation Stone Meditation
12/27 La Piedra Fundamental - Meditación
12/28 Christmas Conference: Lecture 9: Continuation of the Foundation Meeting, 28 December, 10 a.m.
12/28 Christmas Conference: Lecture 10: Rudolf Steiner's Contribution During The Meeting of the Swiss School Association
12/28 World History: Lecture V: Mysteries of the East, West, and of Ephesus
12/29 Christmas Conference: Lecture 11: Meeting of the Vorstand of the General Anthroposophical Society
12/29 Christmas Conference: Lecture 12: Continuation of the Foundation Meeting, 29 December, 10 a.m.
12/29 World History: Lecture VI: Mysteries of the Ancient Near East Enter Europe
12/30 Christmas Conference: Lecture 13: Continuation of the Foundation Meeting, 30 December, 10 a.m.
12/30 World History: Lecture VII: The Fifteenth Century and the Transition from Mind-Soul to Spiritual-Soul
12/31 Christmas Conference: Lecture 14: Meeting of practising doctors, 31 December 1923 at 8.30 in the morning
12/31 Christmas Conference: Lecture 15: The Idea of the Future Building in Dornach
12/31 Christmas Conference: Lecture 16: Open Discussion of Swiss Delegates
12/31 World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
12/31 Christmas Conference: Lecture 17: The Envy of the Gods - The Envy of Human Beings

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