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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.

The Necessity for New Ways of Spiritual Knowledge
GA 192

The two lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in September of 1919 at Stuttgart. They are lectures 16 and 17 of 17 lectures in the lecture series entitled, Spiritual Science & Social & Educational Questions, and published in German as, Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung Socialer und Paedagogischer Fragen.

The first lecture is also known as, The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge, or The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free Knowledge. The second lecture has been published as, The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness, (vol. 192 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by V.E. Watkin

Lecture I September 08, 1919
Lecture II September 28, 1919

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