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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.

Life Between Death and Rebirth
GA 140

In these lectures Rudolf Steiner deals with the experience of the human soul during and after death. He describes the states of consciousness experienced by our deceased loved ones and how we, taking into account their new consciousness, can communicate with them and even help them. Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need the spiritual support of those presently incarnated, and that those still on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth companions.

Sixteen lectures given in various cities in Europe during 1912-1913. From the Volume: Occult Investigation of Life Between Death and Rebirth, published in German as: Okkulte Untersuchungen Ueber Das Leben Zwischen Tod und Neuer Geburt. Die lebendige Wechselwirkung zwischen Lebenden und Toten. Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, by R. M. Querido.

Editors Note
I.Investigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth I October 26, 1912
II.Investigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth II October 27, 1912
III.Mans Journey Through the Planetary Spheres November 18, 1912
IV.Recent Results of Occult Investigation Into Life November 03, 1912
V.Life Between Death and Rebirth I November 26, 1912
VI.Life Between Death and Rebirth II November 28, 1912
VII.The Working of Karma in Life After Death December 15, 1912
VIII.Between Death and a New Birth January 21, 1913
IX.Life After Death January 26, 1913
X.Anthroposophy as the Quickener of Feeling and of Life February 16, 1913
XI.The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond March 02, 1913
XII.Life Between Death and Rebirth I March 10, 1913
XIII.Life Between Death and Rebirth II March 12, 1913
XIV.Further Facts About Life Between Death and Rebirth April 05, 1913
XV.Intercourse With the Dead April 27, 1913
XVI.Life After Death May 13, 1913

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