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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.

History of the Middle Ages
GA 51

These eight lectures are among Steiner' papers and presentations of thirty-four addresses from the years 1901–1905, including those from Steiner's teaching at the Berlin “Worker's Training School,” as well as reports on his work in the “Giordano Bruno Movement” in 1902. The main sections of the volume include lectures on the following topics:

  • World and Life Views from the Earliest Times to the Present
  • History of the Middle Ages to the Great Inventions and Discoveries (this volume)
  • Schiller and Our Times.

All of these lectures were given at Berlin from October 18 through December 20, 1904. They were translated from notes, unrevisd by Rudolf Steiner, by an unknown translator.

I.Celts, Teutons, and Slavs October 18, 1904
II.Persians, Franks, and Goths October 25, 1904
III.The Impact of the Huns on the Germans November 01, 1904
IV.Arabic Influence in Europe November 08, 1904
V.Charlemagne and the Church November 15, 1904
VI.Culture of the Middle Ages December 06, 1904
VII.France and Germany December 13, 1904
VIII.From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance December 20, 1904

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