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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
GA 130

These lectures, delivered in several European cities, cover many details of the tasks and deeds of Christian Rosenkreutz and Rosicrucian Christianity, such as his influence on G.E. Lessing and Madame Blavatsky. Other related topics include the mission of Gautama Buddha on Mars, the Bodhisattva Jeshu ben Pandira and his secret connection with the Gospel of St. Matthew, the coming of Maitreya Buddha, the workings of karma, and the living etheric reality of Christ today and the future stages of his increasing manifestation to humanity.

Transcriptions and Notes of seven lectures given in the years 1911 and 1912. Also known as Esoteric Christianity and the Spiritual Leadership of Humanity (23 lectures). Published in German as Das Esoterische Christentum und Die Geistige Fuehrung der Menschheit. (Bibl. Nr. 130). Translated by Dorothy Osmond

Foreword
I.The Dawn of Occultism in the Modern Age January 27, 1912
II.The Dawn of Occultism in the Modern Age January 29, 1912
III.The True Attitude to Karma February 08, 1912
IV.Intimate Workings of Karma February 09, 1912
V.The Christ Impulse as Living Reality November 18, 1911
VI.The Starry Heaven Above Me — The Moral Law Within Me December 19, 1912
VII.The Mission of Gautama Buddha on Mars December 18, 1912
A Concluding Indication

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