Rudolf Steiner's collection of fifty-two meditative verses- presented here in both English and German- were first published in 1925, shortly after Steiner's death. These verses, representing the fifty-two weeks of the year, begin with Easter week and offer thoughts that help one find a deeper relationship with the spiritual forces at work throughout the year.
Each verse in this volume appears alongside the corresponding verse for the week that represents a kind of opposite, or "compensating," force during the year.
This durable, pocket-sized hardcover volume also includes a short introduction by Hans Pusch, describing a unique and useful way to approach and use The Calendar of the Soul.
The Calendar of the Soul is a translation of "Anthroposophischer Seelenkalender," in Wahrspruchworte (GA 40).
At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings.
The influence of Steiner's multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.