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.

Festivals

Christmas

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning I: Christmas Various
Various Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival Various
108 The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer 1908
125 The Christmas Festival In The Changing Course Of Time 1910
125 Yuletide and the Christmas Festival 1910
143 Birth of the Light 1912
150 Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting - A Christmas Offering 1913
157a The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play 1915
157a The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego 1915
187 The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul 1918
203 The Two Christmas Annunciations 1921

Easter

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning II: Easter Various
Various Three Lectures on Easter and Pentecost 1921
54 Easter 1906
54 Easter and the Awakening to Cosmic Thought 1906
133 Earthly and Cosmic Man: An Easter Meditation 1911
198 The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse 1920
233a Easter as a Part of the Mystery-History of Mankind 1924

Ascension and Pentecost

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning III: Ascension and Pentecost Various
Various Three Lectures on Easter and Pentecost 1921
148 The Fifth Gospel, Lecture II 1913

St. John's Day

GA# Title Year
112 The Gospel of St. John: I. The Johannine Christians 1909
112 The Gospel of St. John: VI. The Atlantean Oracle 1909
112 The Gospel of St. John: VII. The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit 1909
114 The Gospel of St. Luke: Lecture V 1909
114 The Gospel of St. Luke: Lecture VI 1909
219 Man and the World of Stars: I. Midsummer and Midwinter Mysteries 1922
223 The Cycle of the Year: Lecture IV 1923
229 The Four Seasons of the Archangels: IV. The St. John Imagination 1923

Michaelmas

GA# Title Year
Various The Festivals and their Meaning IV: Michaelmas Various
177 The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness, Lecture IX. The Battle between Michael and ‘The Dragon’ 1917
194 The Mission of the Archangel Michael 1918-1919
223 Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man 1923
223 The Cycle of the Year, Lecture III 1917

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