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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.

Planetary Spheres and Their Influence on Mans Life on Earth and in the Spiritual Worlds

In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner describes the after-death states and the experiences we undergo, the influences of Ahrimanic Beings, man's spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and the preparations for re-incarnation. In death we learn the significance and meaning of death on earth, and this enlightening book reveals with clarity and vision something of the vastness of our earthly and cosmic existences.

Formerly published privately for members. Translated from the German by George and Mary Adams.

Introduction
I.The Threefold Sun and the Risen Christ April 24, 1922
II.The Cosmic Origin of the Human Form August 22, 1922
III.Man's Life in Sleep and After Death August 30, 1922
IV.Life in the Spiritual Spheres and the Return to Earth November 12, 1922
V.Luciferic and Ahrimanic Powers Wrestling for Man November 16, 1922
VI.Christ and the Metamorphoses of Karma November 19, 1922

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