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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.

Esoteric Christianity and 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.

Thirteen of the twenty-three lectures in GA# 130: Esoteric Christianity and the Spiritual Leadership of Humanity. Published in German as: Das Esoterische Christentum und die Geistige Fuehrung der Menschheit. This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

I. The Christ Impulse in Historical Development I September 17, 1911
II. The Christ Impulse in Historical Development II September 19, 1911
III. Rosicrucian Christianity I September 27, 1911
IV. Rosicrucian Christianity II September 28, 1911
V. Jeshu ben Pandira I November 04, 1911
VI. Jeshu ben Pandira II November 05, 1911
VII. The Christ Impulse as Living Reality I November 18, 1911
VIII. The Christ Impulse as Living Reality II November 20, 1911
IX. The Dawn of Occultism in the Modern Age I January 27, 1912
X. The Dawn of Occultism in the Modern Age II January 29, 1912
XI. The True Attitude To Karma February 08, 1912
XII. Intimate Workings of Karma February 09, 1912
XIII. The Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz December 18, 1912

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