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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Schiller and Our Times
GA 51

During the years 1901-1905, Rudolf Steiner presented 34 lectures at the Free University in Berlin. These nine lectures were given in 1905, and are all about Schiller. Subjects include: Schiller's life, his works, Schiller and Goethe, all of his dramas, his influence in the 19th Century, and the idealism he created.

These lectures are from the lecture series entitled, About Philosophy, History, and Literature, and were published in German as, Ueber Philosophie, Geschichte und Literatur.

A Word to the Reader
I.Schiller's Life and Characteristic Quality January 21, 1905
II.Schiller's Work and its Changing Phases January 28, 1905
III.Schiller and Goethe February 04, 1905
IV.Schiller's Weltanschauung February 11, 1905
V.Schiller, the Greek Drama and Nietzsche February 18, 1905
VI.Schiller's Later Plays February 25, 1905
VII.Schiller's Influence During the 19th Century March 04, 1905
VIII.What Can the Present Learn from Schiller March 05, 1905
IX.Schiller and Idealism March 25, 1905

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