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 1916

Date Title
01/01 On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
01/02 Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
01/09 Universal Human: Lecture Four: The Universal Human: The Unification of Humanity through the Christ Impulse
01/11 Mission of Spiritual Science and of Its Building at Dornach
01/12 Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture III: The Supersensible Being of Man
01/25 Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
01/27 Necessity and Freedom: Lecture II: The Legend of the Prague Clock
01/30 Necessity and Freedom: Lecture III: Three Teachers with Different Attitudes
02/01 Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
02/08 Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
02/13 Things Past and Present: Lecture I
02/16 Lecture: Relationships Between the Living and the Dead
02/22 Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
02/22 Lecture: The Moment of Death and the Period Thereafter
03/07 Things Past and Present: Lecture II: Deeper Secrets of Man's Soul-Spiritual Nature
03/20 Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
03/28 Things Past and Present: Lecture III: A Fragment from the Jewish Haggada, Blavatsky
04/04 Things Past and Present: Lecture IV: Secrets of Freemasonry
04/11 Things Past and Present: Lecture V: Comenius and the Temple of PanSophia
04/18 Things Past and Present: Lecture VI: Death and Resurrection
04/25 Things Past and Present: Lecture VII: Man's Four Members
05/02 Things Past and Present: Lecture VIII: Thomas More and His Utopia
05/09 Things Past and Present: Lecture IX: Celtic Symbols and Cult, Jesuit State in Paraguay
05/16 Things Past and Present: Lecture X
05/23 Things Past and Present: Lecture XI: Fragments from the Jewish Haggada
05/30 Things Past and Present: Lecture XII: Luciferic Dangers from the East
06/06 Lecture IV: WHITSUN: A Symbol of the Immortality of the Ego
06/06 Toward Imagination: Lecture 1: The Immortality of the I
06/13 Toward Imagination: Lecture 2: Blood and Nerves
06/20 Toward Imagination: Lecture 3: The Twelve Human Senses
06/27 Toward Imagination: Lecture 4: The Human Organism Through the Incarnations
07/04 Toward Imagination: Lecture 5: Balance in Life
07/11 Toward Imagination: Lecture 6: The Feeling For Truth
07/18 Toward Imagination: Lecture 7: Toward Imagination
07/29 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture One: Greetings to the Builders Working on the Goetheanum. Otto Weininger, a Decadent Genius. Distorted Pictures of Imaginative Knowledge.
07/30 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Two: Two Spheres of Existence in Nature and in Man: the Realm of Regularity and the Realm of Irregularity. The Ancient Hebrews' Jubilee year as the Expression of Formative Powers of the Soul. The Christ Incarnation.
07/31 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Three: The Duality of Human Nature -- The Heavenly and the Earthly Aspects of Man. Uranus and Gaia. Influences of One Incarnation on the Next: Metamorphoses of the Body.
08/05 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Four: Human Organism, Results of Prenatal Formative Powers. Dual Nature of Man. Powers behind the Existence of the Body as Expressed Pictorally by the Body and as Expressed in a Draughtsmanlike Fashion by the Head.
08/06 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Five: How a Person Grows into the Three Spiritual Realms of Wisdom, Beauty and Goodness. How These Shine Down into the Spiritual Part of Man.
08/07 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Six: The Transformation of the Physical Body into the Head of the Next Incarnation. The Cosmic Significance of Human Knowledge.
08/07 Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
08/12 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Seven: The Connection between the Human Being and the Cosmos. The Twelve Regions of the Senses and the Seven Life Processes.
08/13 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Eight: How Twelvefoldness, Sevenfoldness, Fourfoldness, and Threefoldness are Mirrored. Pathological Experiences of the Soul. Thinking Backward as a Preparation for Spiritual Experience.
08/15 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Nine: Enlivening the Sense Processes and Ensouling the Life Processes. Aesthetic Enjoyment and Aesthetic Creativity. Logic and the Sense for Reality.
08/15 Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
08/21 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Ten: Loss of the Ability to Orient Oneself in Reality and the Helplessness of Modern Scientific Driteria in a Materialistic Age.
08/26 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Eleven: Memory and Habit as Metamorphoses of Former Spiritual Experiences that were Subject to Luciferic and Ahrimanic Influences.
08/26 Memory and Habit: Lecture I
08/27 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Twelve: How Thoughts are Engraved into the Substance of the Cosmos and the Consequences Following from This. Metamorphosis of Memory and Habit.
08/27 Memory and Habit: Lecture II
08/28 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Thirteen: Allocation of the Whole Human Form to the Cosmos. Technical Discoveries and the Human Physical Organization. Collisions between Thinking that Accords with Reality and Thinking that is in Opposition to Reality.
08/28 Memory and Habit: Lecture III
09/02 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Fourteen: Metamorphoses of the Twelve Sense Zones through Luciferic and Ahrimanic Influences.
09/03 Lecture: Riddle of Humanity: Lecture Fifteen: The Twelve Senses. The Reorganization of the Seven Life Processes by Luciferic and Ahrimanic Powers. Francis Bacon Inaugurates Materialism and the Science of Idols.
09/16 Inner Impulses: Lecture I
09/17 Inner Impulses: Lecture II
09/18 Inner Impulses: Lecture III
09/20 Architectural Forms
09/23 Inner Impulses: Lecture IV
09/24 Inner Impulses: Lecture V
09/25 Inner Impulses: Lecture VI
09/30 Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
10/01 Inner Impulses: Lecture VII
10/02 Lecture: The Templars
10/07 Impulses of Utility: Lecture I: Western and Eastern Culture, H. P. Blavatsky
10/08 History of Art: Lecture I: Cimabue, Giotto, and Other Italian Masters
10/09 Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture V: Mystery of the Human Being
10/10 Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
10/15 Impulses of Utility: Lecture II: Utilitarianism and Sacramentalism
10/16 Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
10/24 Lecture: The Problem of Destiny
11/01 History of Art: Lecture II: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael
11/04 Karma of Vocation: Lecture I
11/05 Karma of Vocation: Lecture II
11/05 The Karma of the Individual and the Collective Life of Our Time, Goethe
11/06 Karma of Vocation: Lecture III
11/06 The Cyclic Movement of Sleeping and Waking
11/08 History of Art: Lecture III: Dürer and Holbein
11/09 Lecture: On the Connection of the Living and the Dead
11/12 Karma of Vocation: Lecture IV
11/12 Insertion of Early Human Destiny into Extraterrestial Relationships
11/13 Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
11/13 Karma of Vocation: Lecture V
11/15 History of Art: Lecture IV: Mid-European and Southern Art
11/18 Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
11/18 Karma of Vocation: Lecture VI
11/19 Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
11/19 Karma of Vocation: Lecture VII
11/25 Karma of Vocation: Lecture VIII
11/26 Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
11/26 Karma of Vocation: Lecture IX
11/27 Karma of Vocation: Lecture X
11/28 History of Art: Lecture V: Rembrandt
12/03 Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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12/10 Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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12/13 History of Art: Lecture VI: Dutch and Flemish Painting
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12/21 Lecture: Christmas at a Time of Grievous Destiny
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