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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.

Historical Necessity and Freewill
GA 179

Seven of eight lectures from the lecture series entitled, Historical Necessity and Freeness and published in German as: Geschichtliche Notwendigkeit und Freiheit. Schicksalseinwirkungen aus der Welt der Toten. Geistige Wesen und ihre Wirkungen. Band III.

First published in the Anthroposophical News Sheets of 1934, this volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Lecture I December 02, 1917
Lecture II December 09, 1917
Lecture III December 10, 1917
Lecture IV December 11, 1917
Lecture V December 15, 1917
Lecture VI December 16, 1917
Lecture VII December 17, 1917

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