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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Spiritual Science as a Foundation for Social Forms
GA 199

These are perhaps Steiner's most exciting lectures on the fundamentals of social renewal. Among the themes he considers are spiritual science as a knowledge of action; the twelve senses of the human being in their relation to Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition; the science of initiation and the impulse for freedom; and viewpoints on the forming of healthy social judgments. This volume provides a wealth of inspiration showing that healing will come to social life when the inner mobility of soul acquired through spiritual science is allowed to mold new social forms.

The address and seventeen lectures presented here were given between August 6 and September 16, 1920 in Dornach, Switzerland, and on September 17 and 18, 1920 in Berlin. In the Collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Geisteswissenschaft als Erkenntnis der Grundimpulse Sozialer Gestaltung (Vol. 199 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated from the German by Maria St. Goar and edited by Alan Howard.

The Cover Graphic form is by Rudolf Steiner. The Title lettering is by Peter Stebbing.

Lecture I August 06, 1920
Lecture II August 07, 1920
Lecture III August 08, 1920
Lecture IV August 14, 1920
Lecture V August 15, 1920
Lecture VI August 20, 1920
Lecture VII August 21, 1920
Lecture VIII August 22, 1920
Lecture IX August 27, 1920
Lecture X August 28, 1920
Lecture XI August 29, 1920
Lecture XII September 03, 1920
Lecture XIII September 04, 1920
Lecture XIV September 05, 1920
Lecture XV September 10, 1920
Lecture XVI September 11, 1920
Address September 17, 1920
Lecture XVII September 18, 1920

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