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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 13

And when I live in senses' heights,
There flames up deep within my soul
Out of the spirit's fiery worlds
The gods' own word of truth:
In spirit sources seek expectantly
To find your spirit kinship.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 39

Surrendering to spirit revelation
I gain the light of cosmic being;
The power of thinking, growing clearer,
Gains strength to give myself to me,
And quickening there frees itself
From thinker's energy my sense of self.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man
GA 223

In these lectures Steiner shows us the need to “expand the horizon of life into the breadth of the world” so that we can overcome the contemporary “hermit existence.” This volume along with Cycle of the Year completes the entire German volume GA 223.

The four lectures in this volume were given in Vienna, September 27 to October 1, 1923. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Der Jahreskreislauf als Atmungsvorgang der Erde und die vief grossen Festeszeiten (Vol. 223 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by Samuel and Loni Lockwood

Introduction
Translator's Note
I.Lecture I September 27, 1923
II.Lecture II September 28, 1923
III.Lecture III September 30, 1923
IV.Lecture IV October 01, 1923

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