Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Way of Initiation
GA 10

This book is an early version of the first half of the book entitled Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment. The book Initiation and Its Results corresponds to the second half of Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment.

Chapter titles are: The Superphysical World and Its Gnosis, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, The Path of Discipleship, Probation, Enlightenment, Initiation, The Higher Education of the Soul, and, The Conditions of Discipleship.

Translated from the original German by Max Gysi.

Translator's Note
Foreword
The Personality of Rudolf Steiner and His Development
by Edouard Schuré
Chapter I:The Superphysical World and Its Gnosis
Chapter II:How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
Chapter III:The Path of Discipleship
Chapter IV:Probation
Chapter V:Enlightenment
Chapter VI:Initiation
Chapter VII:The Higher Education of the Soul
Chapter VIII:The Conditions of Discipleship

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