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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.

The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers
GA 107

In the first lecture, Steiner shows how in the Lemurian epoch Luciferic beings intervened in human evolution, making possible freedom, material desires, and evil-doing, while in Atlantean times, Ahrimanic beings made possible “conscious sin”; and in our own epoch, Asuric beings will intervene. The deed of Christ alone now makes possible humanity's return to the spiritual. The second lecture deals with “Mephistopheles and Earthquakes.”

The original German texts of these lectures are entitled, Spiritual-Scientific Anthropology/Knowledge of Man. The original German texts of these lectures can be found in the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works under the title: “Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde,” No. 107 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961.

I.The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras 22nd March, 1909
II.Mephistopheles and Earthquakes 1st January, 1909

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