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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Mission of the Individual Folk Souls
GA 121

Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo). From the lecture series entitled, The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls, published in German as, Die Mission einzelner Volksseelen im Zusammenhange mit der germanisch-nordischen Mythologie. [Bib. No 121].

These lectures, and those in The Spiritual Guidance of Man, are the only lectures reworked by Steiner for the public.

The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the various folk-souls, their influences, and their meaning in the modern world.

Preface
Synopses
I.Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind. June 07, 1910
II.Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits. The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought. June 08, 1910
III.The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races. June 09, 1910
IV.The Evolution of Races and Civilization. June 10, 1910
V.Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature. The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn, Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth. June 11, 1910
VI.The Five Root Races of Mankind. June 12, 1910
VII.Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits. Monotheism and Pluralism. Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity. June 12, 1910
VIII.The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations. Greek and Teutonic Mythology. June 14, 1910
IX.Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods. June 15, 1910
X.The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future. Solovieff. June 16, 1910
XI.Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda. Twilight of the Gods. Vidar and the new Revelation of Christ. June 17, 1910
Appendix

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