Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's
revelation.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Foundations of Esotericism
GA 93a

List of Personalities — reference to Lecture number(s)

Alexander VI, Pope (1430 – 1503), became Pope in 1492, 2.
Aristotle (384 – 322 BC), 6.
Attila (Absolute Ruler of the Huns from 445 – 453), 31.
Augustine (354 – 430), 8.

Bakunin, Michael (1814 – 1876), anarchist, 30.
Blavatsky, Helen Petrovna (1831 – 1891), 3,4, 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 26.
Boniface, St. (Wynfrith, about 675 – 754), 31.
Buchner, Ludwig (1824 – 1899), 9.

Caesar, Caius Julius (100 – 44 BC.), 5, 10.
Collins, Mabel (1841 – 1927), author of ‘Light on the Path’, 11.

Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321), 8, 20.
Dionysius the Areopagite, 13.
du Bois-Reymond, Emil (1818 – 1896), 21.

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb (1762 – 1814), 21.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749 – 1832), 5, 21, 27.

Haeckel, Ernst (1834 – 1919), 9, 21, 30.
Hegel, George Wilhelm Friedrich (1770 – 1831), 21.
Heraclitus (540 – 480 BC.), 21.
Herzen, Alexander Ivanovich (1812 – 1870), 30.
Homer (9th century BC.), 13.

Kant, Immanuel (1724 – 1804), 8, 23, 31.
Kerner, justinius (1786 – 1862), author of ‘The Seeress of Prevost’, Note13.
Kortum, Karl Arnold (1745 – 1824), 4
Kropotkin, Peter Alexeievich Count von (1842 – 1921), 30.

Laplace, Pierre Simon Marquis de (1749 – 1827), 8, 23.
Langsdorff, Georg von, Note 56.
Lassalle, Ferdinand (1824 – 1864), 30.
Levi, Eliphas (1810 – 1875), 7, 13.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519), 2, 3.

Marx, Karl (1818 – 1883), 30.
Michelangelo (1475 – 1564), 21.
Moleschott, Jakob (1822 – 1893), 9.

Newton, Isaac (1643 – 1727), 21.
Novalis (Friedrich George von Hardenberg) (1772 – 1801), 13.

Oken, Lorenz (1779 – 1851), 6.

Paracelsus, Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, (1493 – 1541), 1, 4, 15, 28.
Peters, Karl (1856 – 1918), 31.
Plato (427 – 347 BC.), 3.

Raphael Santi (1483 – 1520), 21.
Robespierre, Maximilian de (1758 – 1794), 15.
Rosenkreuz, Christian (1378 – 1484), 9.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques (1712 – 1778), 15.
Row (Rao), Subba (1856 – 1890), 14.

Sinnett, Alfred Percy (English Theosophist), 8.
Spencer, Herbert (1820 – 1903), 21, 31.
Schuré, Edouard (1828 – 1929), 10.

Tacitus, Cornelius (about 55 – 116 AD.), 31.
Tolstoi, Count Leo (1828 – 1910), 2, 5, 31.

Ulfilas (also Wulfilas), Gothic Bishop (310 – 383), 2, 5.

Voltaire, Francois Marie A. (1694 – 1778), 15.

Wasman, Erich, S.J. (1859 – 1931) Natural Scientist, 21.


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