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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Wonders of the World, Ordeals of the Soul, Revelations of the Spirit
GA 129

Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of the Greeks and the deeds of their gods, as well as the Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.

The translation of these lectures has been made from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer and published under the title: Weltenwunder, Seelenprüfungen und Geistesoffenbarungen (VoIume No. 129 in the Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner in the original German).

This First English edition is published in agreement with the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Translated by Dorothy Lenn, with assistance from Owen Barfield.

Lecture I August 18, 1911
Lecture II August 19, 1911
Lecture III August 20, 1911
Lecture IV August 21, 1911
Lecture V August 22, 1911
Lecture VI August 23, 1911
Lecture VII August 24, 1911
Lecture VIII August 25, 1911
Lecture IX August 26, 1911
Lecture X August 27, 1911

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