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.

World Economy
GA 340

These lectures provide a foundation for a completely new approach to the science of economics. Steiner does not give abstract theories but bases his ideas on the dynamics inherent in the phenomena themselves. A mobile, flexible quality of thinking is required to enter into this radically different approach to such things as capital, labor, and natural resources, and the qualitative differences between purchase, loan, and gift money. The direction Steiner indicated in these lectures is the inspiration for a number of banking and financial initiatives now active all over the world.

These Economic Course lectures are the entire contents of the lecture series entitled, World Economy, published in German as, Nationaloekonomischer Kurs. Aufgaben einer neuen Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Band I. They were translation by Owen Barfield and T. Gordon-Jones.

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 340, GA 340.

 Cover Sheet  
 Editorial Note  
Lecture I Dornach 24th July, 1922
II Lecture II Dornach 25th July, 1922
III Lecture III Dornach 26th July, 1922
IV Lecture IV Dornach 27th July, 1922
Lecture V Dornach 28th July, 1922
VI Lecture VI Dornach 29th July, 1922
VII Lecture VII Dornach 30th July, 1922
VIII Lecture VIII Dornach 31st July, 1922
IX Lecture IX Dornach 1st August, 1922
Lecture X Dornach 2nd August, 1922
XI Lecture XI Dornach 3rd August, 1922
XII Lecture XII Dornach 4th August, 1922
XIII Lecture XIII Dornach 5th August, 1922
XIV Lecture XIV Dornach 6th August, 1922

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