The dates given in GA 40 relate to the manuscript of the first edition, which covered the year 1912-1913. To avoid confusion, they are omitted here. When he was questioned about the change of dates that occurs from year to year, Rudolf Steiner stressed that one must always begin with the first verse at Easter. Thus, the change in dates is not important because three successive verses of the Calendar are always kept in the same mood.
Accordingly, Easter is Week 1 in the Northern Hemisphere and Week 27 in the Southern Hemisphere. Following the annual schedule, some lessons are often combined to fit a 52 week cycle. The dates change annually with the date of Easter.
This translation of was made by Ruth and Hans Pusch.
|Preface to the Second Edition (1918)|
|Corresponding Verses of the Calendar of the Soul|
|1.||First Week—Easter & Spring|
|13.||Thirteenth Week—St. John's Tide & Midsummer|
|26.||Twenty-sixth Week—Michaelmas & Autumn|