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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.

Inner Aspect of the Social Question
GA 193

Rudolf Steiner suggested new ways to organize society and engage with social questions. This book presents his esoteric perspective on such concerns. Steiner asserts that we must begin by giving real value to the human element in the world, finding a deeper understanding of our relationship to nature and to the cosmos. Accordingly, it is ineffective to organize society in an arbitrary way; society ought to reflect the human relationship to the spiritual world. Steiner goes on to discuss the threefold archetype of social life — the political state, the economy, and the spiritual and cultural aspects — and how these three areas can interact in a healthy way, leading to an evolving society that is vibrant.

These lectures were translated from shorthand reports un-revised by the lecturer. This lecture series is entitled, Inner Aspects of Social Riddles. The original text is contained in the volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner entitled, Der Innere Aspekt des socialen Rätsels. Luziferische Vergangenheit und ahrimanische Zukunft, (Bibl, Nr. 193).

Lecture I February 04, 1919
Lecture II February 11, 1919
Lecture III March 09, 1919

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