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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.

Social Basis For Primary and Secondary Education
GA 192

The unconscious crossing of the threshold by humanity. The need for a renewal of elementary school and popular education. The World War as a prelude to a tremendous spiritual struggle between East and West. The years around 1859 as a hub of human evolution. The interest of spiritual beings in the Development of man. Physiological talent and spiritual talent.

From the lecture series entitled, Spiritual Science & Social & Educational Questions, published in German as, Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung Socialer und Paedagogischer Fragen. These three lectures are also published in, Education as a Force for Social Change (previously entitled, Education as a Social Problem).

Foreword
Lecture I May 11, 1919
Lecture II May 18, 1919
Lecture III June 01, 1919

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