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Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 13

And when I live in senses' heights,
There flames up deep within my soul
Out of the spirit's fiery worlds
The gods' own word of truth:
In spirit sources seek expectantly
To find your spirit kinship.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 39

Surrendering to spirit revelation
I gain the light of cosmic being;
The power of thinking, growing clearer,
Gains strength to give myself to me,
And quickening there frees itself
From thinker's energy my sense of self.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount

The first lecture presents a profound interpretation of the Commandments against the background of the evolution of consciousness. The second deals with the Sermon on the Mount as a penetrating expression of “the fulfillment of the times.” Steiner reveals deep truths in the Beatitudes regarding Christ's teaching for the physical, etheric, and astral bodies, the sentient, rational, and consciousness souls, as well as for future human developments.

The Ten Commandments, a lecture, was given in Berlin, November 16, 1908. It is included in Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde (Bn/GA 107 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961), and was translated from the German by Frieda Solomon and Mel Belenson.

The Sermon on the Mount, a lecture, was given in Munich, March 15, 1910. It is included in Das Ereignis der Christus-Erscheinung in der ätherischen Welt (Bn/GA 118 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961), and was translated from the German by Frieda Solomon.

I.The Ten Commandments 16th November, 1908
II.The Sermon on the Mount 15th March, 1910

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