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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.

Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
GA 191

Here are 3 of 15 lectures given at Dornach in the Fall of 1919. They are from the lecture series entitled, Social Questions and their Spiritual Background, published in German as, Soziales Verstaendnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis. Die geistigen Hinterfruende der sozialen Frage. Band III.

Lecture one is entitled, Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism; lecture two is entitled, A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization; and lecture three is entitled, Fundamental Impulses in History, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism (part 2).

I. Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization October 10, 1919
II. A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization October 11, 1919
III. Fundamental Impulses in History October 12, 1919

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