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.

Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man
GA 223

In these lectures Steiner shows us the need to “expand the horizon of life into the breadth of the world” so that we can overcome the contemporary “hermit existence.” This volume along with Cycle of the Year completes the entire German volume GA 223.

The four lectures in this volume were given in Vienna, September 27 to October 1, 1923. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Der Jahreskreislauf als Atmungsvorgang der Erde und die vief grossen Festeszeiten (Vol. 223 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by Samuel and Loni Lockwood

 Introduction
 Translator's Note
 
ILecture I September 27, 1923
IILecture II September 28, 1923
IIILecture III September 30, 1923
IVLecture IV October 01, 1923

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