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.

This small book contains 16 short sections, each section treating one or another aspect of Spiritual Science. The last section discusses the relation between this book and two others which deal with similar topics, namely Theosophy and Occult Science — an Outline.

In addition, clear and succinct summary chapters are interspersed in between the longer and more detailed sections, making this a very easily accessible book.

It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Introductory Remarks
I:Concerning the Reliance which may he placed on Thinking
II:Concerning Knowledge of the Spiritual World
III:Concerning Mans Etheric Body and the Elemental World
IV:Summary of the Foregoing
V:Concerning Reincarnation and Karma
VI:Concerning the Astral Body and the Luciferic Beings
VII:Summary of the Foregoing
VIII:Concerning the Guardian of the Threshold
IX:Concerning the Ego-Feeling and the Human Soul's Capacity for Love
X:Concerning the Boundary between the Physical World and Supersensible Worlds
XI:Concerning Beings of the Spirit-Worlds
XII:Concerning Spiritual Cosmic Beings
XIII:The First Beginnings of Mans Physical Body
XIV:Concerning Mans Real Ego
XV:Summary of Part of the Foregoing
XVI:Remarks on the Connection of what is in this Book with Accounts in Theosophy and Occult Science

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