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 Riddle of Man
GA 20

From the German edition entitled, Vom Menschenrätsel. Ausgesprochenes und Unausgesprochenes im Denken, Schauen, Sinnen einer Reihe deutscher und österreichischer Persönlichkeiten. In English, The Riddle of Man. The pronounced and unspoken thought, look, and senses of a number of German and Austrian personalities.

A Road to Self-Knowledge (1990)

This is the only known English edition, and was published by Mercury Press, Spring Valley, New York, in 1990. It was translated from the 4th German edition of 1957 by William Lindeman. Contents: the world of ideas, personality, national awareness / The worldview of German idealism / Idealism as a soul awakening: JG Fichte / Idealism as a natural and social perception: FWJ Schelling / German idealism as thoughts intuition: GWF Hegel / A Forgotten flow in German intellectual life / Pictures from the life of Austrian thoughts / Views.


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