Four Seasons and the Archangels

Four Seasons and the Archangels - CoverExperience of the Course of the Year in Four Cosmic Imaginations
By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by C. Davy and D.S. Osmond
GA 229

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These lectures contain profound descriptions of the experience of the year in four Cosmic Imaginations. The activities of four mighty Archangels are described: Michael in autumn at Michaelmas, Gabriel in winter at Christmas, Raphael in spring at Easter, and Uriel in summer at St. John’s Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless meditative study. Included are 5 color plates of Steiner’s blackboard drawings.

These five lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach in October of 1923. The are from the lecture series entitled, The Close Experiencing of the Running of the Year in Four Cosmic Immaginations published in German as, Das Miterleben des Jahreslaufes in Vier Kosmischen Imaginationen. (vol. 229 in the Bibliographic Survey).

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

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