Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 13

And when I live in senses' heights,
There flames up deep within my soul
Out of the spirit's fiery worlds
The gods' own word of truth:
In spirit sources seek expectantly
To find your spirit kinship.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 39

Surrendering to spirit revelation
I gain the light of cosmic being;
The power of thinking, growing clearer,
Gains strength to give myself to me,
And quickening there frees itself
From thinker's energy my sense of self.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

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Lectures Given in 1919

Date Title
01/01 How Can Mankind Find Christ Again?: Lecture 8: Experiences of the Old Year and Outlook over the New Year (part 2)
01/03 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
01/04 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
01/05 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
01/10 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
01/11 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
01/12 Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 6: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation
01/17 Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
01/18 Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
01/19 Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
01/24 Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
01/26 Migrations ...: Lecture 1: The Social Homunculus
01/31 Migrations ...: Lecture 2: What Form Can the Requirements of Social Life Take
02/01 Migrations ...: Lecture 3: Emancipation of the Economic Process
02/02 Migrations ...: Lecture 4: Three Conditions Which Determine Man's Position
02/03 The Social Question: Lecture I: The True Form of the Social Question
02/04 Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture I
02/05 The Social Question: Lecture II: Comparisons at Solving the Social Question based on Life's Realities
02/10 The Social Question: Lecture III: Fanaticism Versus a Real Conception of Life in Social Thinking and Willing
02/11 Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture II
02/12 The Social Question: Lecture IV: The Evolution of Social Thinking and Willing and Life's Circumstances for Current Humanity
02/15 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 1
02/16 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 2
02/21 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 3
02/25 The Social Question: Lecture V: The Social Will as the Basis Towards a New, Scientific Procedure
03/01 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 4
03/02 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 5
03/07 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 6
03/08 The Social Question: Lecture VI: What Significance does Work have for the Modern Proletarian?
03/09 Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture III
03/15 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 7
03/16 The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness: Lecture 8
03/28 Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
03/29 Social Question as a Problem: Lecture II: The Inner Experience of Language
04/13 Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
04/21 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 1: Prelude to the Threefold Commonwealth
04/23 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 2: Esoteric Prelude to an Exoteric Consideration of the Social Question I
05/01 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 3: Esoteric Prelude to an Exoteric Consideration of the Social Question II
05/11 Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education: Lecture I
05/18 Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education: Lecture II
05/31 Threefold Order: Part II: Lecture: The Impulse Towards the Threefold Order
06/01 Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education: Lecture III
06/08 Spiritual-Scientific Consideration: Lecture 4: Pedagogy, from the Standpoint of the History of Culture
06/12 Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
07/11 The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
08/09 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture I: Historical Requirements of the Present Time
08/10 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture II: The Social Structure in Ancient Greece and Rome
08/11 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture III: Commodity, Labor, and Capital
08/15 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture IV: Education as a Problem Involving the Training of Teachers
08/16 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture V: The Metamorphoses of Human Intelligence: Present Trends and Dangers
08/17 Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
08/17 Education as a Social Problem: Lecture VI: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time, Conquering Egotism
08/21 Study of Man: Lecture I
08/21 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture I: Introduction - Aphoristic remarks on Artistic Activity, Arithmetic, Reading, and Writing
08/22 Study of Man: Lecture II
08/22 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture II: On Language - the Oneness of man with the Universe
08/23 Study of Man: Lecture III
08/23 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture III: On the Plastically Formative Arts, Music, and Poetry
08/25 Study of Man: Lecture IV
08/25 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture IV: The First School-lesson - Manual Skill, Drawing and Painting - the Beginnings of Language-teaching
08/26 Study of Man: Lecture V
08/26 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture V: Writing and Reading - Spelling
08/27 Study of Man: Lecture VI
08/27 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture VI: On the Rhythm of Life and Rhythmical Repetition in Teaching
08/28 Study of Man: Lecture VII
08/28 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture VII: The Teaching in the Ninth Year - Natural History - the Animal Kingdom
08/29 Study of Man: Lecture VIII
08/29 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture VIII: Education After the Twelfth - History - Physics
08/30 Study of Man: Lecture IX
08/30 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture IX: On the Teaching of Languages
09/01 Study of Man: Lecture X
09/01 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture X: Arranging the Lesson up to the Fourteenth Year
09/02 Study of Man: Lecture XI
09/02 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XI: On the Teaching of Geography
09/03 Study of Man: Lecture XII
09/03 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XII: How to Connect School with Practical Life
09/04 Study of Man: Lecture XIII
09/04 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XIII: On Drawing up the Time-table
09/05 Study of Man: Lecture XIV
09/05 Practical Course/Teachers: Lecture XIV: Moral Educative Principles and their Transition to Practice
09/06 Practical Course/Teachers: Concluding Remarks
09/08 Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1
09/08 Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
09/12 Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
09/28 Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 2
10/04 Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
10/10 Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
10/10 Cosmogony/Freedom/Altruism: Lecture I: Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization
10/11 Cosmogony/Freedom/Altruism: Lecture II: A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization
10/12 Cosmogony/Freedom/Altruism: Lecture III: Fundamental Impulses in History
10/17 Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
10/24 Social Future: Lecture I: The Social Question as a Cultural Question, a Question of Equity, and a Question of Economics
10/25 Social Future: Lecture II: The Organization of a Practical Economic Life on the Associative Basis
10/26 Social Future: Lecture III: The Task and Limitations of of Democracy, Public and Criminal Law
10/27 Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
10/28 Social Future: Lecture IV: Cultural Questions, Spiritual Science, Art, Science, Religion
10/29 Social Future: Lecture V: The Cooperation of the Spiritual, Political and Economic Departments of Life
10/30 Social Future: Lecture VI: National and International Life in the Threefold Social Organism
11/01 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture One: The Incarnation of Lucifer in Asia in the Third Millenium B.C.
11/01 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture I: The Incarnation of Lucifer in Asia in the Third Millenium B.C.
11/02 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Two: The Advance Preparation of Ahriman for His Future Incarnation
11/02 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture II: The Advance Preparation of Ahriman for His Future Incarnation
11/04 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Three: The Incarnation of Lucifer and Ahriman, -or- Luciferic Past and Ahrimanic Future
11/04 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture III: The Incarnation of Lucifer and Ahriman, -or- Luciferic Past and Ahrimanic Future
11/09 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Five: The Human as a Being of Will
11/09 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture V: The Human as a Being of Will
11/14 Differentation of Primeval Wisdom into East, Middle, West
11/15 Influences of Lucifer/Ahriman: Lecture Four: The Luciferic Origin of Ancient Wisdom, Ahrimanization...
11/15 Lucifer and Ahriman: Lecture IV: The Luciferic Origin of Ancient Wisdom, Ahrimanization...
11/21 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture I: The Power and Mission of Michael
11/22 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture II: The Michael revelation.
11/23 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture III. Michaelic Thinking.
11/28 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture IV: The Culture of the Mysteries and the Michael Impulse.
11/29 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture V: The Michael Deed and the Michael Influence as Counter-pole of the Ahrimanic Influence
11/30 Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture VI: The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will.
12/06 Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
12/12 Mysteries of Light: Lecture I: The Dualism in the Life of the Present Time
12/13 Mysteries of Light: Lecture II: The Development of Architecture
12/14 Mysteries of Light: Lecture III: Historical Occurrences of the Last Century
12/15 Mysteries of Light: Lecture IV: The Old Mysteries of Light, Space, and Earth
12/21 Dear Children: Lecture I: Address at the Christmas Assembly
12/21 Cosmic New Year: Lecture I: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization. The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth.
12/23 First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/24 Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/25 Cosmic New Year: Lecture II: The Michael Path to Christ: A Christmas Lecture
12/25 Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/25 Lecture: Michaelmas VIII: The Michael Path to the Christ (Extract)
12/26 Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/27 Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/28 Cosmic New Year: Lecture III: The Mystery of the Human Will
12/29 Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/30 Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
12/31 Cosmic New Year: Lecture IV: The Breaking-in of Spiritual Revelations Since the Last Third of the Nineteenth Century. Thoughts on New Years Eve.
12/31 Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)

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