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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.

The Ego: The God Within and the God of External Revelation
GA 117

Three lectures held at Munich in December 1909 and 1910. From a manuscript unrevised by the lecturer. The first 2 lectures are from Bn/GA 117, Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels, Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien. The last lecture is from Bn/GA 124, Excursus in the Area of the Gospel of St. Mark, Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangelium.

I. Group-soulness and Ego-hood December 04, 1909
The Spiritualisation of Language. The central being in man grasped by Anthroposophical Thinking, The building up of the Individual Ego.
II. The Education of Humanity December 07, 1909
The God within and the God of external manifestation.
III. The Temple language December 07, 1909
The Astral body becomes blunted as an organ of Cognition. The transition: the anticipation of the Ego-hood in the Astral Body. Kyrios, Lord of the Soul, the "I." The growth of the "I" or Ego into the Spiritual World. The secrets of the Mark Gospel.

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