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.

Four Mystery Dramas
GA 14

Rudolf Steiner wrote four mystery plays entitled:

  1. Portal of Initiation (1910)
  2. The Soul's Probation (1911)
  3. The Guardian of the Threshold (1912)
  4. The Soul's Awakening (1913)

They contain the whole essence of anthroposophy. Indeed, Rudolf Steiner said that, if through some unlikely chance the four Mystery Dramas alone should survive, in them the essential content of anthroposophy would be preserved. From time to time these plays are performed on the stage of the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

Four Mystery Plays (1925)

Includes The Portal of Initiation, The Soul's Probation, The Guardian of the Threshold, and The Soul's Awakening. Steiner's bold attempt to depict in dramatic form the experiences of a group of people and their relationships as they go on a path of spiritual development as well as the supersensible beings who help and hinder them.


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