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.

Therapeutic Insights: Earthly and Cosmic Laws
GA 205

How do the human organs: heart, lung, kidney, liver, spleen, etc., reveal themselves in a person's psychological makeup? Knowing this, might a person relate to the world out of higher knowledge instead of physically pre-determined tendencies? Particular attention is given in these lectures to the relation of the inner organs to soul activities and disorders.

This edition of Therapeutic Insights: Earthly and Cosmic Laws, is a translation of five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach, June 24, 26, and July 1, 2, 3, 1921. They were not revised by the lecturer. The July 2 lecture appears here in a revision of a translation by May Laird-Brown which appeared in Psychoanalysis in the Light of Anthroposophy, published by the Anthroposophic Press in 1946. The other four lectures were translated by Alice Wulsin and Gerald Karnow from the most recent German edition in Menschenwerden, Menschenseele, und Weltengeist (Bibliographie-Nr. 205), 1967, Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach.

 Cover Sheet  
 
Lecture I Dornach June 24, 1921
  The lawfulness within the earthly world, the cosmic world, the world soul, and the world spirit; the mineral, plant, and animal worlds and the world of the human being; the ancient Greek and the element water.
 
Lecture II Dornach June 26, 1921
  The human being and the elements.
 
Lecture III Dornach July 01, 1921
  The nature of hallucination, fantasy, and imagination.
 
Lecture IV Dornach July 02, 1921
  Spiritual knowledge of the organs and their working over into the next earthly life; memories, compulsive thoughts, raving madness, hallucination; rational therapy.
 
Lecture V Dornach July 03, 1921
  Life between death and a new birth; judgment and conclusion; the human being as memory pictures and love; influences of Lucifer and Ahriman on the human being.
 

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