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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—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.

I.The Being of Man March 20, 1911
II.Human Duality March 21, 1911
III.Co-operation in the Human Duality March 22, 1911
IV.Man's Inner Cosmic System March 23, 1911
V.The Systems of Supersensible Forces March 24, 1911
VI.The Blood as Manifestation and Instrument of the Human Ego March 26, 1911
VII.The Conscious Life of Man March 27, 1911
VIII.The Human Form and its Co-ordination of Forces March 28, 1911

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