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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.

Turning Points Spiritual History
GA 60

Rudolf Steiner gave the six lectures in this volume between January 1911 and January 1912. Soon after Steiner's death in 1925, Marie Steiner — realizing the importance of those lectures for understanding the evolution of consciousness and the central role of the Christ event in that process — collected them under the title, Turning Points in Spiritual History.

In these lectures, Steiner provides us with astonishing views of esoteric history and shows the remarkable ways in which the spiritual world guided and nurtured the spiritual evolution in preparation for the Christ's appearance on Earth.

From the lecture series entitled, Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the Present Time, published in German as, Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen des Daseins. Translated by Walter F. Knox

Preface
Translator Preface
Introduction
I.Zarathustra January 19, 1911
II.Hermes and the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt February 16, 1911
III.Buddha -or- Buddhism and Christianity March 02, 1911
IV.Moses March 09, 1911
V.Elijah December 14, 1911
VI.Christ and the 20th Century January 25, 1912

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