Calendar of the Soul

Twenty-fourth Verse

Twenty-fourth Week

  Unceasingly itself creating
  Soul life becomes aware of self;
  The cosmic spirit, striving on,
  Renews itself by self-cognition,
  And from the darkness of the soul
  Creates the fruit of self-engendered will.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Sich selbst erschaffend stets,
  Wird Seelensein sich selbst gewahr;
  Der Weltengeist, er strebet fort
  In Selbsterkenntnis neu belebt
  Und schafft aus Seelenfinsternis
  Des Selbstsinns Willensfrucht.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Itself-creating still
  soul-substance goes on to be self-aware;
  refreshed in new self-knowledge lives
  on the World-spirit, onward strives
  forging from those dark places of the soul
  her felt identity, the fruit of Will.

(provided with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press)