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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.

Behind the Scenes of External Happenings
GA 178

Interplay between forces unfolded by the human being after death and forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times might be safely left outside the realm of consciousness will now have to be raised into consciousness. Unlawful methods of acquiring impulses connected with the future. “Propagandists by Action.” The Order of murderers known as the “Thugs.” Monotheism and man's relationship to his Guardian Angel. The battle of Michael with the Dragon. Aims of occult brotherhoods in connection with the acquisition of power. Contact with the Dead. The necessity for establishing real relationships with the spiritual world. The thought as an actual power in the soul.

Two lectures given in Zurich, 6th and 13th November, 1917 — an authorised translation from shorthand reports unrevised by the Lecturer. These lectures are a part of the work: Individual Spiritual Beings Working in the Human Soul, the title in German is: Individuelle Geistwesen und Ihr Wirken in der Seele The translation was done by Dorothy S. Osmond and Owen Barfield.

Lecture I November 6, 1917
Interplay between forces unfolded by the human being after death and forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times might be safely left outside the realm of consciousness will now have to be raised into consciousness. Unlawful methods of acquiring impulses connected with the future. “Propagandists by Action.” The Order of murderers known as the “Thugs.”
Lecture II November 13, 1917
Monotheism and man's relationship to his Guardian Angel. The battle of Michael with the Dragon. Aims of occult brotherhoods in connection with the acquisition of power. Contact with the Dead. The necessity for establishing real relationships with the spiritual world. The thought as an actual power in the soul.

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