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Four Seasons and the Archangels
GA 229

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).

Translated by C. Davy and D.S. Osmond

Publisher's Note
I. The Michael Imagination October 05, 1923
II. The Christmas Imagination October 06, 1923
III. The Easter Imagination October 07, 1923
IV. The St. John Imagination October 12, 1923
V. The Working Together of the Four Archangels October 13, 1923