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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 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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