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 II:
Easter

This volume is a tremendous help for participating in the deep spiritual realities behind the Easter 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 Easter.

Eight lectures given between the years 1908 and 1922. With a Foreword by A. P. Shepherd, this translation, from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, was edited and revised by Dorothy S. Osmond, Alan P. Shepherd and Charles Davy.

Foreword
I. Easter: the Festival of Warning April 2, 1920
II. The Blood-relationship and the Christ-relationship April 3, 1920
III. The Death of a God and its Fruits in Humanity May 5, 1912
IV. Spirit Triumphant March 27, 1921
V. The Teachings of the Risen Christ April 3, 1922
VI. Easter: the Mystery of the Future April 13, 1908
VII. Spiritual Bells of Easter I April 10, 1909
VIII. Spiritual Bells of Easter II April 11, 1909

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