Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Theosophy
GA 9

Rudolf Steiner's book, Theosophy, An Introduction to Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man (published in German as, Theosophie. Einfuerung in uebersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung), is a brief but comprehensive “study of man” as well as a consideration of man's connection with worlds with which he is connected in one way or another. It includes both obvious and subtle aspects of that complicated entity known as the human being. This book first appeared in 1904 and has gone through numerous editions in the original German and in English translation.

Theosophy (1965)

Theosophy begins by describing the threefold nature of the human being: the body, or sense-world; the soul, or inner world; and the spirit, or universal world of cosmic archetypes. A profound discussion of reincarnation and karma follows, concluding with a description of the soul's journey through regions of the supersensible world after death. The book closes with an outline of the path to higher knowledge.


Theosophy (1971)

This edition is a translation of the German text (28th edition of 1961) entitled, Theosophie. Einfuerung in uebersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung in the Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner (Vol. 9 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961), by M. Cotterell and A. P. Shepherd. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.


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