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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.

Karma
GA 235

At the end of his life Rudolf Steiner took up the task that was his special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and karma. To do this he gave over eighty lectures in 1924 in which he explicitly and concretely revealed the destinies of various individuals from one life to the next in order to show how the general laws of karma operate in individual cases. He also revealed many details of the karmic streams of the members of the Anthroposophical Society. These volumes constitute an immeasurable contribution to the understanding of reincarnation and karma, and the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society in connection with the Archangel Michael.

Six lectures given at Dornach, Switzerland, from 16th February Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original texts of the lectures are contained in Vol. 1 of the series entitled Esoterische Betrachtungen karmischer Zusammenhänge in the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works. (No. 235 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961). Translated by Henry B. Monges

I.Karma Studies, Introductory Lecture February 16, 1924
II.The Karma Question and the Hierarchies February 17, 1924
III.Karma and Freedom February 23, 1924
IV.Karma Impulses through Recurring Earth Lives February 24, 1924
V.The Single Factor of Karma March 01, 1924
VI.The Threefold Man and the Hierarchies March 02, 1924

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