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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.

The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales

This edition of The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales was prepared and edited by Ruth Pusch. The February 6, 1913 lecture was translated from the original German by Ruth Pusch; the December 1908 lecture was revised by her from an earlier edition published by the Anthroposophic Press, NY, and Rudolf Steiner Publications, London, in 1942.

The two lectures appear in the German as Märchendichtungen im Lichte der Geistesforschung published by Verlag der Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland, 1960. Prepared and edited by Ruth Pusch

I.The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales February 06, 1913
II.The Interpretation of Fairy Tales December 26, 1908

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