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.

Cosmic Memory
GA 11

This important volume reconstructs from the Akasha Record events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history. Steiner gives an overview of the Atlantean and Lemurian civilizations, their origins, achievements, and fate. These remarkable "lost" root races developed the first concepts of good and evil, manipulated forces of nature, laid the groundwork of all legal and ethical systems, and defined and nurtured the distinctive yet complementary powers of men and women that brought humankind to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments. It was originally published in German as, Aus der Akasha-Chronik.

Early versions of the English translations of this work bore the title Atlantis and Lemuria or The Submerged Continents of Atlantis and Lemuria and contained almost exactly the first half of the version entitled Cosmic Memory.

Atlantis and Lemuria (1911)

This book is the first English publication — a First Edition — of Steiner's Aus Der Akasha-Chronik, GA# 11. Early versions of the English translations of this work bore the title Atlantis and Lemuria or The Submerged Continents of Atlantis and Lemuria and contained almost exactly the first half of the version entitled Cosmic Memory.


Cosmic Memory (1959)

The subject matter of this book pertains to the social, economic, cultural, etc. life of very ancient times. This work cannot be called scholarly in the usual narrow sense of the word in that its method of obtaining information is not the usual scholarly one. However, responsible investigative technique and recording are emphasized. Published by Rudolf Steiner Publications in 1959.


Aus der Akasha-Chronik

Schilderungen vergangener Entwicklungsstufen des Menschen und der Erde aus übersinnlicher Anschauung. Inhalt (Auswahl): Unsere atlantischen Vorfahren / Die lemurische Rasse / Die Trennung in Geschlechter / Von der Herkunft der Erde und ihren planetarischen Zuständen / Die Erde und ihre Zukunft / Der viergliedrige Erdenmensch.


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