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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times
GA 180

The 3rd, 4th and 5th of 16 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach in the Winter of 1917 and 1918. These three lectures are part of the lecture series entitled, Mystery Truths and the Christmas Impulse. Published in German as, Mysterienwahrheiten und Weihnachtsimpulse. Alle Mythen und ihre Bedeutung. Geistige Wesen und ihre Wirkungen. Band IV.

Lecture 2 is also known as, The 33 Year Rhythmical Cycle. Lecture 3 is also known as, Realities Beyond Birth and Death. They are presented here with kind permission from the Goetheanum Weekly, Vol. VII., Nos. 2–4. Shorthand report unrevised by the lecturer. All rights reserved by Philosophische-Anthroposophischer Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland. English translation by G. Adams Kaufmann, edited by H. Collison.

I.Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times December 25, 1917
II.The 33 Year Rhythmical Cycle December 26, 1917
III.Realities Beyond Birth and Death December 29, 1917

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