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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 Universal Human
Various GAs

In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner describes the evolutionary task facing contemporary humanity as it prepares to enter the sixth epoch. In the past, human souls felt a strong connection with the group soul to which they belonged. Today, all “group soul” characteristics — such as race and nation — must be stripped off.

Of the last lecture, Rudi Lissau writes: “No anthroposophist should approach racial problems without first pondering this lecture and its implications.”

Translated by Gilbert Church, and edited by Sabine H. Seiler. The original translation was from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. Published here with the permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

I.Individuality and the Group-Soul December 04, 1909
II.The God Within and the God of Outer Revelation December 07, 1909
III.The Lord of the Soul December 12, 1910
IV.The Universal Human: The Unification of Humanity Through the Christ Impulse January 09, 1916

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