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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 18

Can I expand my soul
That it unites itself
With cosmic Word received as seed?
I sense that I must find the strength
To fashion worthily my soul
As fitting raiment for the spirit.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 44

In reaching for new sense attractions,
Soul-clarity would fill,
Mindful of spirit-birth attained,
The world's bewildering, sprouting growth
With the creative will of my own thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of Paul
GA 142

The Western reader should not be discouraged by the long preparation before the Epistles are reached or by the intricacies of the old Oriental philosophy at the beginning of the lectures. It is most important to unite the two lines of thought and teaching; and the student who is patient with the first lectures will be correspondingly rewarded in the stupendous revelation opened out, to him at the close. This short course of lectures is, without exaggeration, an occult or spiritual development in itself. It was the first course given to the new Anthroposophical Society after the separation from the Adyar or Indian section of Theosophy, and well marks a great step taken towards the real union of East and West.

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