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.

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Lectures Given in 1908

Date Title
01/06 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture I
01/09 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture VII: Man, Woman and Child
01/23 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture VIII: The Soul of the Animal in the Light of Spiritual Science
01/27 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture II
02/02 Lecture: The Group Souls of Animals, Plants and Minerals
02/12 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 2-12-1908
02/15 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture III
02/26 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 2-26-1908
02/29 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IV
03/02 Riddles of the World: Lecture IV: Spiritual Science and the Social Question
03/12 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XI: Occupation and Earnings
03/14 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 3-14-1908
03/16 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture V
03/17 Esoteric Lesson: Munich, 3-17-1908
03/18 Man and Woman in Light of Spiritual Science
03/24 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VI
03/26 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XII: Sun, Moon and Stars
04/09 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XIII: Outset and End of the Earth
04/12 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 4-12-1908
04/13 Festivals/Easter: Lecture VI: Easter: The Mystery of the Future
04/16 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XIV: The Hell
04/20 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VII
05/14 Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XV: The Heaven
05/15 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 5-15-1908
05/16 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VIII
05/18 Gospel of John: Lecture I: The Doctrine of the Logos
05/19 Gospel of John: Lecture II: Esoteric Christianity
05/20 Gospel of John: Lecture III: The Mission of the Earth
05/22 Esoteric Lesson: Hamburg, 5-22-1908
05/22 Gospel of John: Lecture IV: The Raising of Lazarus
05/23 Gospel of John: Lecture V: The Seven Degrees of Initiation
05/24 Esoteric Lesson: Hamburg, 5-24-1908
05/25 Gospel of John: Lecture VI: The "I AM"
05/26 Gospel of John: Lecture VII: The Mystery of Golgotha
05/27 Gospel of John: Lecture VIII: Human Evolution in its Relation to the Christ Principle
05/29 Gospel of John: Lecture IX: The Prophetical Documents and the Origin of Christianity
05/30 Gospel of John: Lecture X: The Effect of the Christ Impulse Within Mankind
05/30 Gospel of John: Lecture XI: Christian Initiation
05/31 Esoteric Lesson: Hamburg, 5-31-1908
05/31 Gospel of John: Lecture XII: The Nature of the Virgin Sophia and of the Holy Spirit
06/01 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IX
06/04 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture X
06/05 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 6-5-1908
06/07 Lecture V: WHITSUN: The Festival of united Soul-Endeavour
06/11 Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture XI
06/14 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 6-14-1908
06/17 Apocalypse of John: Introductory Lecture
06/18 Apocalypse of John: Lecture I
06/19 Apocalypse of John: Lecture II
06/20 Apocalypse of John: Lecture III
06/21 Apocalypse of John: Lecture IV
06/22 Apocalypse of John: Lecture V
06/23 Apocalypse of John: Lecture VI
06/24 Apocalypse of John: Lecture VII
06/25 Apocalypse of John: Lecture VIII
06/26 Apocalypse of John: Lecture IX
06/27 Apocalypse of John: Lecture X
06/29 Apocalypse of John: Lecture XI
06/30 Apocalypse of John: Lecture XII
08/04 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
08/05 Esoteric Lesson: Stuttgart, 8-5-1908
08/05 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture II: Ancient Wisdom and the new Apocalyptic Wisdom. Temple sleep. Isis and the Madonna. Past stages of Evolution. The bestowing of the Ego. Future Powers.
08/06 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture III: The Kingdoms of Nature. Group-egos. The Centre of Man. The Kingdoms of Higher Spiritual Beings.
08/07 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture IV: The Outer Manifestations of Spiritual Beings in the Elements. Their connection with Man. Cosmic partitions. The Myth of Osiris.
08/08 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture V: The sacrifice of the substance by the Thrones, Kyriotetes, Dynami's, and Exusiai. Jehovah and the Elohim, and their co-operative activity in the stages of human Development.
08/09 Esoteric Lesson: Stuttgart, 8-9-1908
08/10 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VI: The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the, Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
08/11 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VII: Animal forms -- the physiognomical expression of human passions. The religion of Egypt -- a remembrance of Lemurian times. Fish and serpent symbols. The remembrance of Atlantis in Europe. The Light of Christ.
08/12 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VIII: Mans connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
08/13 Esoteric Lesson: Stuttgart, 8-13-1908
08/13 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The progress of man. His conquest of the physical plane in the post-Atlantean civilizations. The beginning and up-building of the 'I am.' The chosen people.
08/14 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture X: The reflection in the fourth epoch of mans experiences with the ancient Gods and their way of the Cross. The Christ-Mystery.
08/16 Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The reversing of Egyptian remembrance into material forms by way of Arabism. The harmonizing of Egyptian remembrance. The Christian impulse of power in Rosicrucianism.
08/18 Lecture: Philosophy and Anthroposophy
09/02 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 1
09/03 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 2
09/04 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 3
09/05 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 4
09/07 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 5
09/08 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 6
09/09 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 7
09/10 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 8
09/11 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 9
09/12 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 10
09/13 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 11
09/14 Egyptian Myths: Lecture 12
10/15 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture I: Where and How Does One Find the Spirit?
10/19 Astral World: Lecture I
10/21 Astral World: Lecture II: Some Characteristics of the Astral World
10/22 Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture I
10/22 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture II: Goethe's Secret Revelation - Exoteric
10/23 Lecture: History of the Physical Plane and Occult History
10/24 Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture II
10/24 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture III: Goethe's Secret Revelation - Esoteric
10/26 Novalis: On his Hymns to the Night
10/26 Astral World: Lecture III: The Law of the Astral Plane: Renunciation
10/27 The Mission of Savonarola
10/27 Concerning the Nature of Pain, Suffering, Joy, and Bliss
10/29 Lecture: The Four Human Group Souls (Lion, Bull, Eagle, Man)
11/02 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
11/08 Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 11-8-1908
11/10 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
11/11 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 11-11-1908
11/12 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture IV: Bible and Wisdom I
11/13 The Theory of Categories / Kategorienlehre
11/14 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture V: Bible and Wisdom II
11/16 Lecture: The Ten Commandments
11/17 Esoteric Lesson: Berlin, 11-17-1908
11/21 Regarding Higher Worlds
11/23 What is Self-knowledge?
12/05 Lecture: The Bible and Wisdom
12/08 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 3: Original Sin
12/10 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture VI: Superstition from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
12/13 The Rishis
12/14 The Ten Commandments
12/16 Lecture: A Chapter of Occult History
12/17 Where/How/Spirit: Lecture VII: Issues of Nutrition in the Light of Spiritual Science
12/21 Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
12/22 Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
12/26 Poetry/Fairy Tales: Lecture 2: The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

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