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Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Toward Imagination
GA 169

Given in 1916, when Europe was in the throes of the First World War, these seven lectures present Rudolf Steiner's trenchant diagnosis of the malaise of our time. Steiner vividly confronts us with the dead end to which materialism has brought modern civilization. Starting with a new look at the Christian festival of Pentecost, Steiner shows how the chaos of his time — and ours — can be transcended. In this book, he deals with the importance of balance in life, the twelve senses and their relationship to the cosmos, psychology, and art. In the process, he reveals the central importance of the development of Imagination.

Address
I.The Immortality of the I June 06, 1916
II.Blood and Nerves June 13, 1916
III.The Twelve Human Senses June 20, 1916
IV.The Human Organism Through the Incarnations June 27, 1916
V.Balance in Life July 04, 1916
VI.The Feeling For Truth July 11, 1916
VII.Toward Imagination July 18, 1916

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