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Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
GA 191

Here are 3 of 15 lectures given at Dornach in the Fall of 1919. They are from the lecture series entitled, Social Questions and their Spiritual Background, published in German as, Soziales Verstaendnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis. Die geistigen Hinterfruende der sozialen Frage. Band III.

Lecture one is entitled, Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism; lecture two is entitled, A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization; and lecture three is entitled, Fundamental Impulses in History, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism (part 2).

I. Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization October 10, 1919
II. A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization October 11, 1919
III. Fundamental Impulses in History October 12, 1919

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