The Cycle of the Year as Breathing-Process of the Earth
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By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Barbara D. Betteridge and Frances E. Dawson
Bn 223, GA 223
Copyright © 1984
These lectures focus on the four Christian festival seasons, elaborating
on the complementary nature of Christmas with Midsummer and Easter with
Michaelmas. The esoteric realities behind the festivals are discussed in
relation to sub-earthly and super-earthly powers, the equinoxes, the
ancient Mysteries, Michael's activity, morality, and the musical-poetic
and visual arts. This volume along with Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces
of Man completes the entire German volume GA 223.
In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume
containing the German texts is entitled Der Jahreskreislauf als
Atmungsvorgang der Erde und die vier grossen Festeszeiten. (Vol.
223 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated from the German
by Barbara D. Betteridge and Frances E. Dawson.
Cover Design by Peter Stebbing.
This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission
of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
From Bn 223/GA 223.
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