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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.

Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution
GA 226

Steiner describes here the journey of the soul through the planetary and stellar spheres during sleep and after death.

These six lectures, translated from the German by Erna McArthur, were given in Oslo in May of 1923. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing these texts is entitled: The Human Being, His Destiny and World Evolution. They are published in German as: Menschenwesen, Menschenschicksal und Welt-Entwickelung (vol. 226 in the Bibliographic Survey).

I.On the Nature and Destiny of Man and World May 16, 1923
II.Life between Death and a New Incarnation May 17, 1923
III.Our Experiences at Night, Life after Death May 18, 1923
IV.Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part I May 19, 1923
V.Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part II May 20, 1923
VI.Man's Being, His Destiny and World Evolution, Part III May 21, 1923

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