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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
revelation.

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.

The Origins of Natural Science
GA 326

These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings in connection with the development of natural science. Through this, Steiner shows the significance of scientific research and the mode of thinking that goes with it. As we look at what technology has brought us, we can have a feeling akin to the one of pain over the death of a person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important impetus to seek the spirit.

The nine lectures presented here were given in Dornach from December 24 to 28, 1922 and from January 1 to 6, 1923. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Der Entstehungsmoment der Naturwissenschaft in der Weltgeschichte und ihre seitherige Entwickelung. (Vol. 326 in the Collected Edition.) These lectures were translated by Maria St. Goar and edited by Norman Macbeth.

Introduction
Lecture I December 24, 1922
Lecture II December 25, 1922
Lecture III December 26, 1922
Lecture IV December 27, 1922
Lecture V December 28, 1922
Lecture VI January 01, 1923
Lecture VII January 02, 1923
Lecture VIII January 03, 1923
Lecture IX January 06, 1923

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