Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Christianity as Mystical Fact
GA 8

What is the connection between early Christianity and its contemporary counterparts and its antecedents? The comparison is not to Roman emperor worship, but rather to the practices of the Mystery Religions. One interesting comparison which can be made is the raising of Lazarus to the traditional temple sleep of three days and three nights.

As his source for many of the classical quotations included in Christianity as Mystical Fact, Rudolf Steiner used Otto Willman's Geschichte des Idealismus, History of Idealism. The present translators have referred to original texts wherever possible for this edition of Steiner's book.

Opening Quotes by Rudolf Steiner
Bibliographical Note
Foreword
Introduction: Rudolf Steiner — A Biographical Sketch
Author's Preface to the Second Edition
Points of View
Mysteries and Mystery Wisdom
Greek Sages Before Plato In the Light of Mystery Wisdom
Plato as a Mystic
Mystery Wisdom and Myth
Egyptian Mystery Wisdom
The Gospels
The Miracle of the Raising of Lazarus
The Apocalypse of John
Jesus and His Historical Background
The Essence of Christianity
Christianity and Pagan Wisdom
Augustine and the Church
Comments By the Author

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