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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Poetry and the Art of Speech
GA 281

A lecture-cycle held in Dornach, 1920, with additional lectures held in miscellaneous places, 1921–1923, together with an essay and an explanatory note by Marie Steiner. These seven lectures are part of a fourteen lecture series entitled, The Art of Recitation and Declamation, given in various cities from 1912 to 1923. It was published in German as, Rudolf Steiner/Marie Steiner-von Sivers: Die Kunst der Rezitation und Deklamation (No. 281 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).

Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, by Julia Wedgwood and Andrew Welburn.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Lecture I September 29, 1920
Lecture II October 06, 1920
Lecture III October 13, 1920
Decline and Re-edification: A Speech-Study by Marie Steiner
Lecture IV April 06, 1921
From What Has Significance for the Senses to What Is Moved by the Spirit: A Note by Marie Steiner
Lecture VI July 30, 1921
Lecture V June 07, 1922
Lecture VII March 29, 1923
Lecture VIII March 29, 1923
Lecture IX March 29, 1923
Notes by the Translators

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