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.

The Festivals and Their Meaning IV:
Michaelmas

Seven selected lectures given in various cities, this volume is a tremendous help for participating in the deep spiritual realities behind the Michaelmas festival. Throughout his life Steiner talked about a modern spiritually conscious approach to the festivals of the year. Here is a compilation of what he had to say at various times about Michaelmas. Translated and edited by M. Cotterell with a Foreword by A. C. Harwood

Foreword
I. Michael Meditation (from Steiner's final lecture) September 28, 1924
II. The Michael Inspiration: Spiritual Milestones in the Course of the Year October 15, 1923
III. A Michael Lecture January 13, 1924
IV. The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha I May 18, 1913
V. The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha II May 20, 1913
Michael and the Dragon (Published Article)
VI. The Creation of a Michael Festival out of the Spirit (extract) May 23, 1923
VII. The Michael Path to Christ (extract) December 25, 1919

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