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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Fruits of Anthroposophy
GA 78

These talks offer a fresh and exceptionally clear approach to the anthroposophical path of knowledge. Imagination is described as broadening our experience of memory to cosmic dimensions. Inspiration is described as an extension of forgetting. And Intuition is shown to be the way that the spiritual world bears fruit for the future of human evolution. Steiner also discusses the difference between our causal explanations of natural world around us and the “moral world order” and its relationship to human morality and freedom.

Anthroposophy and its methods are described not as a new “religion” but as a path of knowledge that helps us to overcome our habitual ways of seeing and and to truly perceive both the sensory world and the suprasensory world.

Translated by Anna R. Meuss

I. Effects of Modern Agnosticism (Summary) August 29, 1921
II. Perception and Thinking (Summary) August 30, 1921
III. The Tragedy of F. Nietzsche (Summary) August 31, 1921
IV. The Relationship between Goethe and Hegel (Summary) September 01, 1921
V. From Sense Perception to Spirit Imaging September 02, 1921
VI. From Imaginative Knowledge to Inspirational Knowledge September 03, 1921
VII. The Gulf Between a Causal Explanation of Nature and the Moral World Order September 05, 1921
VIII. The Social Question September 06, 1921

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