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.

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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