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.

Illusory Illness and the Feverish Pursuit of Health
GA 56

Two of fifteen lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in 1907 and 1908 at Munich and Berlin. These two lectures, numbers 5 and 6 in the series, are from the lecture series entitled, Perception of the Soul and of the Spirit, published in German as, Die Erkenntnis der Seele und des Geistes (vol. 56 in the Bibliographic Survey).

The first of these lectures is also known as, How to Avoid Psychomatic Illness, and the second as, Keeping Physical Health. They have been translated by Sarah Kurland, and are presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

  1. Illusory Illness
  2. The Feverish Pursuit of Health

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