Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Nature and Our Ideals
GA 30

One of the many essays contained in GA 30: Foundations of Anthroposophy, in German, Methodische Grundlagen der Anthroposophie 1884–1901. Gesammelte Aufsaetze zur Philosophie, Naturwissenschaft, Aesthetik und Seelenkunde. This is a note to the author of “Hermann” and noted poetess, Marie Eugenie delle Grazie, presented to her by Rudolf Steiner at her house in Vienna.

This translation has been authorized for the western hemisphere by agreement with the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. The translator is Margaret Deussen.

Introduction
Nature and our Ideals
Die Natur

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