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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

At the Gates of Spiritual Science
GA 95

These early lectures are a good introduction to the ideas and content of anthroposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the being of man, the three worlds, life after death, karma, the evolutionary epochs, and the path of inner development. This book is an excellent complement to the basic books.

Translated by E.H. Goddard and Charles Davy from a text consisting of notes which had been made by a member of the audience and were not revised by the lecturer. The volume in the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works is entitled: Vor dem Tore Theosophie.

I. The Being of Man August 22, 1906
II. The Three Worlds August 23, 1906
III. Life of the Soul in Kamaloka August 24, 1906
IV. Devachan August 25, 1906
V. Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds August 26, 1906
VI. The Upbringing of Children; Karma August 27, 1906
VII. Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life August 28, 1906
VIII. Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions. August 29, 1906
IX. Evolution of the Earth August 30, 1906
X. Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times August 31, 1906
XI. The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs September 1, 1906
XII. Occult Development September 2, 1906
XIII. Oriental and Christian Training September 3, 1906
XIV. Rosicrucian Training — The Interior of the Earth — Earthquakes and Volcanoes September 4, 1906
Notes from Answers to Questions September 2, 1906
Notes from Answers to Questions September 4, 1906

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