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.

The Riddles of the Soul
GA 21

The title, Riddles of the Soul. Anthropology and anthroposophy, Max Dessoir about anthroposophy, Franz Brentano (an obituary). Sketchy extensions, says a lot. The statements in this publication that Rudolf Steiner pulls “some of the scientific threads that need to be drawn from the philosophy of anthroposophy, the psychology and physiology.” The significant finding of tripartism of the human organism finds its first representation here.

Another version of this volume is, The Case For Anthroposophy. It contains English translations of eight of the eleven essays appearing in the German original. The three sections in the German original which do not appear in the English translation are: Max Dessoir on Anthroposophy, Franz Brentano (a memorial address), and The Separation of the Psychological from the Non-Psychological in Franz Brentano.

The Case for Anthroposophy (1970)

This version of Von Seelenrätseln, an abbreviated version, three of the topics are left out and the title was changed to, The Case for Anthroposophy. It was published in 1970 by the Rudolf Steiner Press in London, England, and translated by Owen Barfield.


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