Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 6

There has arisen from its narrow limits
My self and finds itself
As revelation of all worlds
Within the sway of time and space;
The world, as archetype divine,
Displays to me at every turn
The truth of my own likeness.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 32

I feel my own force, bearing fruit
And gaining strength to give me to the world.
My inmost being I feel charged with power
To turn with clearer insight
Toward the weaving of life's destiny.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

An Occult Physiology
GA 128

Steiner discusses here the super-sensible systems of forces and their relationship to the physical organs. He focuses on the digestive and respiratory systems, the differentiation of conscious and subconscious processes in the organs, the "warmth" function of the blood and its effect on the ego, and the evolutionary process implicit in the formation of the spinal column and the brain.

Published in German as: Eine Okkulte Physiologie, this volume is presented here with the kind permission and authorization of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

 Cover Sheet  
Lecture 1: The Being of Man March 20, 1911
Lecture 2: Human Duality March 21, 1911
Lecture 3: Co-operation in the Human Duality March 22, 1911
Lecture 4: Man's Inner Cosmic System March 23, 1911
Lecture 5: The Systems of Supersensible Forces March 24, 1911
Lecture 6: The Blood as Manifestation and Instrument of the Human Ego March 26, 1911
Lecture 7: The Conscious Life of Man March 27, 1911
Lecture 8: The Human Form and its Co-ordination of Forces March 28, 1911

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