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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.

Initiation, Eternity and the Passing Moment
GA 138

These lectures delineate the difference between ordinary and initiate consciousness. Steiner distinguishes between the great initiates who guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the physical body.

The seven lectures presented here were given at Munich, August 25–31, 1912. They were revised for this edition by Gilbert Church, Ph.D, and are from the lecture series entitled, About the Initiation, About Eternity and the Moment, About Spiritual Light and Life's Darkness. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Von der Initiation von Ewigheit und Augenblick. Von Geisteslicht und Lebensdunkel

Lecture I August 25, 1912
Lecture II August 26, 1912
Lecture III August 27, 1912
Lecture IV August 28, 1912
Lecture V August 29, 1912
Lecture VI August 30, 1912
Lecture VII August 31, 1912

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