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.

The Threshold of the Spiritual World
GA 17

In The Threshold of the Spiritual World, Steiner describes various spiritual experiences, thus offering continually fresh points of view on the supersensible world. Steiner also presents clear suggestions for the reader's own practice of meditation. It has also been published as A Way of Self-knowledge.

The Threshold of the Spiritual World (1922)

It is a small book containing 16 short sections, each section dealing with one or another aspect of Spiritual Science. The last section discusses the relation between this book and two others which deal with similar topics: Theosophy and Occult Science — an Outline.

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